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LA Galaxy working on Ibrahimovic swoop

Press Association logoPress Association 10/03/2017 Simon Peach

Los Angeles Galaxy have had "conversations" with Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a summer move, according to the Major League Soccer club's former general manager Alexi Lalas.

Ibrahimovic has been in fine form since arriving at Old Trafford on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the season, notching 26 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils.

The 35-year-old is out of contract at the end of the campaign but has an option to extend his Old Trafford spell for another 12 months.

However, Lalas - who left the Galaxy in 2014 - believes a switch to America may appeal to the Swede.

"There have been conversations and, I think, a relationship for some time regarding this possible move," Lalas said on BBC Radio Five Live.

"The Galaxy are Major League Soccer's 'super club'. They do big, bold things.

"They have sexy signings, that's what they have built themselves as, that's what they sell themselves as, and this type of signing would fall right into play with that."

During the past decade the Galaxy have signed the likes of England superstar David Beckham and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

Reports in the United States suggest the Galaxy would be willing to make Ibrahimovic the highest-paid player in MLS history.

The $7.2million ($A9.6million) salary Orlando City pays Brazilian Kaka is the most lucrative in MLS history.

"The pitch to Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not just that you get to come to Major League Soccer and they will pay you a lot of money," added Lalas.

"It is also that you get to expand that brand in a market that continues to get bigger and bigger.

"I think they do have a chance (of signing Ibrahimovic). Whether it's this summer or maybe a year from now I still think there is going to be an interest."

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