Sweden superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be granted permission to leave their Saint-Nazaire/Pornichet base for Euro 2016 in order to move to Manchester United, his manager Erik Hamren has confirmed.
Hamren had initially admitted that the talismanic striker was free to head to England following their warm-up game with Wales; however the 34-year-old will not be allowed to leave during the tournament.
After a record-breaking season with Paris Saint-Germain, Ibrahimovic is believed to have agreed personal terms to link up with his former Inter Milan boss, Jose Mourinho, once again.
But Hamren has said that the reunion will have to be put on ice, telling the Goteborgs-Posten: “It would not be okay for Zlatan to fly to Manchester.
“I understand there is a lot of Zlatan in the media. Not only in Sweden. I understand that. With us, it is nothing.
“He handles it perfectly, we know that. The players are familiar with it.
“You can be calm, there is nothing that is affecting us negatively in the group. Absolutely nothing.”
Sweden’s first game of Group E – which also features Belgium and Italy – is against the Republic of Ireland on Monday, June 13, at the Stade de France.