Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been listed in Sweden’s provisional 35-man squad for the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.
But the 34-year-old has refused to disclose his intention whether or not to participate in the Olympics, until the Euro 2016 was over.
He is the captain of the Swedish national team at the ongoing European football competition.
Meanwhile, Sweden’s coach at the Olympics, Hakan Ericson, said he would keep Ibrahimovic’s chance of participating open, but acknowledged the probabilities were slim.
This comes after the Paris Saint-Germain forward agreed to conditional terms with Manchester United and to join the club after Euro 2016.
The Red Devils manager, Jose Mourinho, gave his approval to Ibrahimovic’s signing, as the duo were motivated to work together again after winning the Italian league title with Inter Milan in 2009.
English football giants, Manchester United, have confirmed that Michael Carrick has agreed to stay with the club till June 2017.
The English professional footballer said that the club has been part of his life for the past 10 years, expressing delight that the incredible journey was continuing.
He is also optimistic working with the new Red Devils’ manager, Jose Mourinho, saying that Manchester United could go on to win more trophies.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to work under Jose Mourinho, who has achieved so much during his managerial career,” he told the club’s website.
On his part, Coach Mourinho described Carrick as “a very intelligent midfielder and a great reader of the game”.
He expressed delight that the 34-year-old would be extending his contract, adding that his present form showed that his ability and pleasure in the game were as strong as ever.
The English midfielder joined Manchester United in July 2006 and has won five English Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and a UEFA Champions League amongst other achievements with the club.
Manchester United and their rival, Manchester City are concentrating on their Champions League games on Wednesday night despite the duo’s derby this Sunday.
The Red Devils manager, Louis Van Gaal, said he would be satisfy with a point from a tricky away fixture against CSKA Moscow, especially after the team decided to do their pre-match training session at home in Manchester.
United striker, Wayne Rooney says he is hoping for a good result and any goals to his name would just be a bonus.
PSV, Eindhoven and Wolfsburg complete Group B where all four teams have three points from two games.
In the meantime, Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, says he is wary of a tough Sevilla side, as they prepare without star duo David Silva and Sergio Aguero.
Pellegrini’s men host their Spanish opponents in the Champions League Group D clash and go into the game on the back of their comfortable 5-1 English Premier League victory over Bournemouth.
The manager, who had just 16 senior players in training, had also brought in youngster, Bersant Celina to the session, as he assesses his squad’s casualty list.