Ibrahimovic signs one-year deal with Manchester United
After ending a four-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain last month, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is claimed to have signed a one-year deal with Manchester United, whom have been closing on a £300,000-a-week deal to become Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Old Trafford.
Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri tweeted: “Ibrahimovic has signed for Manchester United.
“Ibrahimovic has accepted the 1 year contract. No automatic options will trigger the 2nd. But Manchester United has option for 2nd year.”
West Ham consider Mata move
West Ham United are reportedly considering a move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, with the Spaniard’s future thrown into doubt after the arrival of manager Jose Mourinho, who sold Mata at Chelsea.
With Barcelona and Valencia having already been linked with the move for the 41-time Spain international, West Ham have now joined that list.
Vardy to make Arsenal transfer decision tommorow
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will reportedly decide tommorow whether or not he will sign for Arsenal, after he had his £20 million release clause triggered.
With a £120,000-a-week, four-year deal claimed to have been offered to the 29-year-old England international by the Gunners, BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein tweeted about the imminent nature of the deal.
“Vardy set to give #AFC decision before flying to #EURO2016 with #ENG at 1130 Mon,” he wrote.
“4yr deal in place, agreement with #LCFC – now up to #Vardy.”
Leicester launch Deeney bid
While weighing up a counter offer in a desperate attempt to stop Vardy from joining Arsenal, Leicester City have launched a bid to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney.
The 27-year-old, who scored 13 English Premier League goals last season and is rated at £15 million, is settled at Vicarage Road, but the offer of UEFA Champions League football with the Foxes may prove hard to turn down.
PSG eye Kante
Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, with an offer of a lucrative five-year contract.
With Arsenal triggering Vardy’s £20 million release clause on Friday, Kante also has a £20m clause and PSG are intent on bringing the midfielder to Ligue 1.
Chelsea are also reported to be interested in Kante, but are yet to take action, while Arsenal and Manchester City have also been previously linked with the 25-year-old.
Arsenal target Mahrez
Arsenal are also reportedly hoping to complete a double deal for Leicester City forward duo Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
With the Gunners having already signed Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, Mahrez only cost the Foxes £400,000 when he joined from Le Havre in January 2014.
De Gea set to stay at Manchester United
David de Gea looks set to stay at Manchester United as despite Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wanting to bring the Spain international to the Santiago Bernabeu, Real manager Zinedine Zidane is keeping his faith in current goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Real reportedly have until June 15 to meet De Gea £39 million release clause, and the 25-year-old had signed a four-year deal with United in September.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is thought to have no intention of letting De Gea leave, with the goalkeeper speaking glowingly of the Portuguese manager last week.
He said: “I’ve got three more years on my contract with United and the desire to win more titles here.
“Talk about Jose Mourinho and you’re talking about a winner.
“Winning is United’s, Jose’s and my philosophy. We can make a great team and I welcome him.”
Barcelona and PSG interested in Coutinho
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly approached Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho representatives over a move this summer.
Coutinho is currently away with Brazil ahead of the Copa America, but has signalled his willingness to leave Anfield.
Manchester United and Chelsea get Pjanic boost
Roma are reportedly allowing midfielder Miralem Pjanic to leave, with both Manchester United and Chelsea interested in bringing the playmaker to the Premier League.
With the Italian Serie A side having faced interest from major European clubs for both Pjanic and Belgium international Radja Nainggolan, club president Jim Pallotta insisted that Nainggolan is not for sale at any price, but admitted Pjanic has a release clause and the club would be powerless to stop him leaving if a £30 million bid were to come in.