Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to be out until January
The Swede’s one-year contract at Old Trafford runs out at the end of June when he will become a free agent.
United were ready to trigger a clause in his £300,000-a-week deal for a second season before Ibrahimovic suffered serious ligament damage in the Europa League quarter-final second leg win over Anderlecht on April 20 – an injury that will keep him out until January at the earliest.
They will not now trigger that clause – although he will continue his recovery at the club – and Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola admits the veteran striker’s future is unclear.
"For now, it is important he recovers well and then we will see," he told TalkSport. “He has had a fantastic time at Manchester United and it is up to the club and myself to see what the future brings.
"He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay at the top, and if he sees that he can be a valuable asset for Manchester United, then why not Manchester United?
"He can be a valuable asset for some other top clubs also. We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them. But I think it is respectful to talk to United and to see what all parties want."
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He has had a fantastic time at Manchester United and it is up to the club and myself to see what the future brings
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola
Following his free transfer from Paris St Germain last summer, Ibrahimovic struck 28 goals in 46 appearances, helping Manchester United win the Community Shield and EFL Cup, before his injury cut short his season.
He was forced to watch last week’s Europa League final victory on crutches.
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Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have denied United target Antoine Griezmann has asked for a move – although the France international, who has an £86m release clause in his contract, has not ruled out leaving.
He said: "I am happy at my club. My agents are talking with Atletico, so we will see what happens. My future will be decided this summer. It’s in the hands of the club president. We will see how it will all go.”