By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham have made a sensational attempt to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to a report.
The brilliant Sweden forward is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain next month and admitted on Thursday morning that he has been contacted by interested Premier League clubs.
Sky Italy transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio claimed on Thursday night on his website that Spurs are one of the clubs who have made an offer for Ibrahimovic.
As reported by Football Insider, Manchester United are in pole position to land the 34-year-old, who is keen to link up with his former Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho.
There are also said to be lucrative offers from China, Italy, Dubai and the MLS in the United States.
According to Di Marzio, Ibrahimovic’s first choice is to play in England, with China and MLS club LA Galaxy considered by the player to be second choices.
However, Ibrahimovic is said to be unconvinced by the proposal from Tottenham, who are in the market for a new striker this summer.
United are confident that Ibrahimovic will become the first signing of Mourinho, who is set to be appointed the new Old Trafford boss on Thursday.
The 20-times top-flight winners are ready to make Ibrahimovic, who will join on a free transfer, the highest earner in their history with a deal that reflects his status as one of the world’s most iconic footballers.
The package agreed in principle is understood to be worth £350,000 inclusive of salary, bonuses and image rights.
Ibrahimovic has scored a remarkable 50 goals in 51 games this season for PSG, including 38 in 31 Ligue 1 matches, more than double that of his closest rivals.
Despite now being in his mid-30s, Ibrahimovic said in March that he is “just warming up” and has spoken frequently of his desire to taste Premier League football for the first time.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the Londoners are ready to rival Arsenal for the signing of the ‘next John Stones’.