Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to stay at Manchester United and is set for talks with the club over a new contract, his agent Mino Raiola PARAMOUNT UPDATES understand. 

Speaking to the Jim White show on Wednesday, Raiola revealed his client has ‘lots of offers’ on the table despite suffering a serious knee injury.

But he admitted Ibrahimovic, who is not expected to return to action until 2018, wants to remain in England and favours staying at Old Trafford.

Asked directly if the 35-year-old wants to remain at United, Raiola said: “Oh, yes. He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay at the top, and if he sees that he can be a valuable asset for Manchester United, then why not Manchester United?

“He can be a valuable asset for some other top clubs also. But I think it is respectful to talk to Manchester United and to see what all parties want.”

Ibrahimovic has become a hugely popular figure at United since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer.

The charismatic forward struck 28 goals in 46 appearances before his season was cut short by injury in April.

Jose Mourinho is understood to be eager to retain the Swede’s services despite the fact he could miss up to half of next season.

But, while the player wants to stay at United, Raiola can offer no guarantees that he will right now.

“We have a lot of offers and ideas and we have to evaluate them,” he said.

“He has had a fantastic time at Manchester United and it is up to the club and myself to see what the future brings.

“For now, it is important he recovers well and then we will see.”