Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at transfer to Old Trafford as he promises ‘big announcement’ on Tuesday

Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic teased Manchester United supporters on Sunday by claiming a ‘big announcement’ is due on Tuesday.

The striker is expected to sign a one-year deal at Old Trafford this week ahead of the European Championship in France.

Ibrahimovic – who starred in Sweden’s 3-0 win over Wales – will be given time away from the international camp by manager Erik Hamren this week.

The 34-year-old is set to unveil a new clothing line at 5pm on Tuesday, but could also be ready to reveal his anticipated switch to United.

Any news on his move in conjunction with a clothing launch would represent maximum exposure for the latter, with Ibrahimovic thought to have been offered wages in excess of £200,000 a week.

‘There will be a big announcement on June 7. It will be this summer’s big bomb,’ Ibrahimovic told Swedish television.

‘It feels good, feels better than good. A lot will happen with this news, so hopefully you’ll all enjoy.’

When asked if he had sorted a new club after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, Ibrahimovic replied: ‘Come and see on the 7th.’

Over the weekend, Sweden boss Erik Hamren indicated he would be happy to allow Ibrahimovic out to complete a move on one of his days off.

‘We have days off. We plan our activities and the players can act based on that,’ Hamren said. ‘I’m not going to speculate about such things.’

Ibrahimovic played an hour of Sweden’s 3-0 friendly victory over Wales on Sunday ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign that includes an opening group fixture against the Republic of Ireland in Paris on June 13 before clashes with Italy and Belgium.

Jose Mourinho has long been an admirer of his and Ibrahimovic harbours regrets that the pair did not spend more time together at Inter Milan before leaving for Barcelona.

The new boss also wants defensive reinforcements and is hopeful of landing Villarreal’s Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly.