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Zlatan Ibrahimovic barred from leaving Sweden camp for Man Utd transfer talks

Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s potential move to Manchester United looks to be on hold for the time being after Sweden boss Erik Hamren stressed it “would not be okay” for the striker to fly to England at the moment.

Sweden’s captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic attempts a header during a training session yesterday. Pic/AFP
Sweden’s captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic attempts a header during a training session yesterday. Pic/AFP

Ibrahimovic is with the Sweden squad in France preparing for their Euro 2016 opener against the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

The 34-year-old, who is leaving Paris St Germain this summer at the end of his contract, has been heavily linked with United.

Reports a week ago suggested the Old Trafford outfit were close to signing him and on Tuesday Ibrahimovic himself, having been asked about it directly, refused to confirm whether or not he was set to join United, adding: “You will have to have patience.”

Now Hamren has had his say on the speculation surrounding the frontman. Quoted by Swedish newspaper Goteborgs-Posten, he said: “Players have their leisure time on the schedule — there’s nothing I can control. But it would not be okay for Zlatan to fly to Manchester.”

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