Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a Carabao Cup match in December. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a Carabao Cup match in December. Photo: Reuters/John Sibley
Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring. Photo: Reuters / Eddie Keogh
Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring. Photo: Reuters / Eddie Keogh

LONDON - Jose Mourinho will not stand in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s way if the veteran wants to move to LA Galaxy.

Ibrahimovic, 36, is sidelined after suffering a setback following his recovery from knee ligament surgery and has been rebuilding his fitness with altitude bike training.

The Major League Soccer side are keen to sign the United forward when the MLS transfer window opens on February 7.

"Zlatan is in the last year of his contract," Mourinho said.  "If he wants a future in another country then we are here to help and create conditions for that to happen, not to make his life difficult."

The Swede, who was not expected to be fit until January, made his Premier League comeback as a substitute in November despite Mourinho’s misgivings about his fitness.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are on the verge of a deal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Lucas Moura after agreeing a £22million fee.

Spurs negotiated how much they must pay up front for him on Monday and will now discuss terms with the Brazilian, who will also have a medical.

The 25-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at PSG following the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Tottenham’s pursuit of Moura casts doubt over their interest in Wilfried Zaha. They have a long-standing interest in the Palace winger, but fear he may now be too expensive for them.

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