It’s said he will start his Old Trafford career as a player before moving into a role as coach under Mourinho.
United have yet to confirm Louis van Gaal’s sacking, yet alone Mourinho’s arrival to replace him.
But De Telegraaf are close to Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola and the news isn’t believed to be idle speculation.
The piece, which was published this afternoon is headlined “Ibrahimovic to Manchester United”.
De Telegraaf also claim there are plans for Ibrahimovic to become an ‘assistant coach’ at Old Trafford after his playing career.
They add: “After his active career as a football player he wants to become a trainer. Manchester United is a few years working as assistant coach in the offing.”
“He might be getting on a bit but he can still do it at the highest level and would be worth the risk in terms of big wages because no fee is involved.”