PARIS/LONDON: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed the speculation swirling around him during Euro 2016 by stating that he will be playing next season in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho with Manchester United writes KEIR RADNEDGE.

The Sweden centre-forward retired from national team football after his country’s first round elimination in which he played a disappointingly low-key role.

He had scored 62 goals in 116 appearances.

The 34-year-old has never played in English football but has ambitions to add the English league title to the championships he has won in Holland with Ajax, in Italy with Juventus, Milan and Internazionale, in Spain with Barcelona and letterly in France with Paris-Saint-Germain – whom he is leaving ‘for free’  on the expiry of his contract

Ibrahimovic, who is expected to sign a short-term deal, wrote on Instagram: “Time to let the world know. My next destination is @manchesterunited.”

He will be United’s second signing of the summer after the £30million capture of Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

Ibrahimovic, who began in Sweden with Malmo, won Italy’s Serie A in 2009 under Mourinho who was appointed as United manager in May after the departure of Louis van Gaal.

He scored 38 goals last season as PSG won Ligue 1 – his fourth successive French league success.