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Man United & Arsenal could lose global superstar to shock transfer rivals

Chelsea and Manchester United’s hopes of luring Zlatan Ibrahmovic to England have been knocked with Chinese side Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty lining up a move for the striker.

The Sweden international currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, but he looks set to leave the Ligue 1 champions when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Even though he’s now 34, ‘Ibra’ is still considered to be one of the very best strikers in European football, with his glittering career having yielded league titles in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

Reports have claimed that both United and Arsenal are looking at the Scandinavian icon as they plot their own 2016 transfer business, but Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty manager Dan Petrescu – who used to play for Chelsea – claims that his side’s new owners have money to spend and are planning to use it to sign Ibrahimovic:

“From what I understand, they [the new owners] will bring big players in from Europe and will even spend it on Ibrahimovic.” He told Digisport (via talkSPORT).

“I do not know too much because the new company will take over the club from January 1.

“It would be excellent if Ibrahimovic would come to China, but I do not know if he is in the mood for it.”

The Chinese Super League has grown in popularity in recent times, with big name players such as Didier Drogba, Asamoah Gyan, Nicolas Anelka and Dario Conca having all been lured to the Far East by the vast financial rewards on offer.

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