Zlatan banned from United move until after Euros

Date published: Friday 10th June 2016 11:37

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be prohibited from completing his move to Manchester United until after the European Championship at least.

Ibrahimovic is expected to join Jose Mourinho at United this summer upon the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Sweden international will leave France after four successful years, with United thought to be leading the chase for his signature.

The 34-year-old has done little to calm speculation, openly referring to United in press conferences concerning his future.

However, Sweden national team head coach Erik Hamren is adamant that a deal will only be completed after the Euros at the very earliest.

“Players have their leisure time on the schedule, what they do then there’s nothing I can do to control. But it would not be okay for Zlatan to fly to Manchester,” Hamren said.

“I’m 100 per cent sure it [the speculation] will not affect Zlatan. He has been in the business a long time. He handles it perfectly.”

He added: “The players of the national team are accustomed to all the rumours surrounding Zlatan too. They are familiar with it. There is absolutely nothing that has affected us negatively in the group.

“I am sure the rumours surrounding the captain will not affect the team. I understand there is a lot of Zlatan media, not only in Sweden. But, with us, it is nothing.”

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