Hammers target hopes look dead in water

11Ibrahimovic1602Regular speculation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a West Ham target looks dead in the water this morning with Jose Mourinho reportedly ready to take over the reins at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Paris St-Germain and United are set to hand him a one-year, £250,000-a-week contract.

The Swedish superstar was seen as an ideal candidate to join the Olympic Stadium-bound Hammers but the free signing now looks  a strong favourite to join the Mourinho OT regime.

The pair know each other well and sources strongly tip a year’s contract for the 34 year old under his former boss who also has to look at the situation involving Reece Oxford.

It has been strongly reported that United were plotting a £10 million move under sacked Louis van Gaal although Hammers insiders claim he is going nowhere.

However Mourinho will be looking at any proposed business on the United agenda and take a view so nothing can be ruled out at this stage.




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8 comments on “Hammers target hopes look dead in water

  1. Unless Oxford screams and throws his dummy out of the pram, he will go nowhere. I don’t think he will be doing that.
    We are THE up and coming club in Europe, and he knows it. He is in at the beginning so why would he want to leave?

  2. Money is a great persuader old chap . Just hope he keeps his head and stays where he is undoubtedly wanted and needed .

  3. Was he ever even a target,i doubt it.As far as Reece is concerned I really don’t see him going anywhere,summer time & lazy journalism I believe.

  4. Bloody hell… Zlatan can buy a castle without mortgage in a week… I’ve been wrong a lot in my life. lol 😀

  5. Bloody Nora. Zlatan was never a realistic target when age and money are considered.Yes Matte a moat around his castle for the wetpants brigade.Who needs dragons??

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