Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to leave the French champions in the summer and he could be set for a move to the Premier League, with a number of clubs in England thought to be interested in signing the Sweden international on a short-term deal.

The 34-year old has played in France, Holland, Italy, Spain and Sweden, however, despite being linked on a number of occasions to England, has never featured in the Premier League.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves the pitch agai” (CC BY 2.0) by  Ben Sutherland 

Depending on who is in charge of the club next season, Manchester United are thought to be leading the race to sign Ibrahimovic. The Red Devils are short of options in their forward line and the PSG man would bring vital experience to help some of the younger players in the squad like Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.

It has been a poor season for United so far. They were out of the race for the Premier League title from very early in the campaign and they have a fight on their hands if they are to finish in the top four this season which would ensure they qualify for the 2016/17 Champions League.

The only realistic chance of any silverware this year is in the FA Cup where they have a quarter-final replay against West Ham to look forward to. A win would book them a spot at Wembley for the semi-final of the competition where they would face Everton. United, at the time of writing, can be backed at 7/2 in the FA Cup betting but those odds will most likely shorten, if they can get past the Hammers at Upton Park.

Arsenal are another team who have been linked with Ibrahimovic. The PSG forward has scored over 30 league goals so far in the Ligue 1 campaign and he could finish with 50 goals in all competitions by the time the season is over.

Although Ibrahimovic is getting no younger, in his career so far he has won Serie A six times, La Liga with Barcelona, Ligue One on four occasions and a number of other cups with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

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Arsène Wenger” (CC BY 2.0) by  Ronnie Macdonald 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rarely signs big name players, however, they would pick up Ibrahimovic on a free transfer so they would not need to splash out on a huge transfer fee. The advantage the Gunners may have over Manchester United is that they are likely to be able to offer the Swede Champions League football next season and their style of football could be more suited to their target.

If Ibrahimovic does not end up in the Premier League, he could move to the United States, as a number of top class players in Europe have done in the latter stages of their careers. China and India would also be really keen to attract the PSG man to their league where he would prove a huge coup to them when it comes to promoting the sport in their country, while the Australian A-League is also a realistic option for the striker.