Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces he is to join Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his move to Manchester United before flying to the UK to sign a one-year contract

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will arrive at Manchester United on Friday to sign a one-year contract after confirming his decision to work with Jos Mourinho again, via his social media accounts.

The Swedish striker, who departed Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season after winning four Ligue 1 titles, has agreed personal terms worth 220,000 a week, making him one of the highest earners in the Premier League.

Ibrahimovic will become Mourinhos second signing at Old Trafford following the capture of the Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal and the striker and Uniteds new manager have been effusive in their praise for each other since working together at Internazionale during the 2008-09 season.

The 34-year-old will undergo a medical at the clubs training facility on Friday before signing his contract.

Ibrahimovic, who retired from international football after a disappointing Euro 2016, announced on social media, alongside a picture of the club crest: Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United.

Last season was the most prolific of Ibrahimovics career, as he scored 50 goals in 51 matches including 38 in 31 league appearances.

United, who will formally unveil Mourinho early next week, are also hopeful of securing the Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the German club admitted they had received a much improved offer for the 27-year-old Armenian. Mkhitaryan, who has attracted the interest of several other clubs, including Arsenal, has consistently impressed in the Bundesliga since joining from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013.

United have added a friendly against Turkish club Galatasaray to their pre-season schedule, which will be played in Gothenburg on Saturday 30 July potentially giving Swedish fans another chance to see Ibrahimovic in action. United will also face Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on 22 July and Manchester City in Beijing three days later.

Zlatan Ibrahimovi (@Ibra_official) June 30, 2016

Time to let the world know. My next destination is @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/DAK7iYlrCq

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