Wayne Rooney completes medical at Everton, latest recruit gets handed a court date following citation, midfield target set to stay put according to player's club, goalkeeper signs a new contract and last season's superstar spotted in Turin with agent – all this in today's Manchester United round-up;
Rooney Completes Everton Medical
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has completed a medical at Everton, with a return to his boyhood club imminent.
The 31-year old is set to return to where it all began for him, 13 years after he joined Manchester United in 2004. Rooney first burst on to the scenes at Everton, making his Premier League debut for the years at a very young age of 16 years. It is understood that the deal to take him back to Goodison Park is part of the £90 million deal which will see Everton's Romelu Lukaku move to the Old Trafford.
Rooney has struggled to cement his place in the playing XI under Jose Mourinho and is set to leave the club as the highest goal-scorer ever with 251 strikes in over 500 games.
Zlatan Ibrahimović to receive contract offer from Spanish giants, German youngster makes revelation that he refused Liverpool, Manchester United have made a contract offer for Serie A midfield powerhouse, Leicester City keen on young Premier League striker and West Ham United to break transfer record for Arsenal man – all this in our today's Premier League transfer round-up;
Atletico Madrid To Offer Ibrahimović A Contract
Spanish club Atletico Madrid are considering offering a contract to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to add their options in attack once their transfer ban is lifted.
The Rojiblancos were close on signing Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyon, but with their transfer ban upheld, the move fell through. Now the Frenchman reportedly heading to Arsenal, Atletico are left searching for strikers and have zeroed in on the giant Swede, who is currently a free agent, after he was released by Manchester United earlier this month.
Ibrahimovic, 35, had an excellent first and only season for United as he managed to score 28 goals from 46 appearances, until a knee injury cut his season short in April. The former PSG striker is currently recuperating from his injury at United's Carrington facility. His huge wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block for Atletico. (AS)
Manchester United are likely to release their star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of this month, as per the reports from BBC. It further states that a list of the players retained the by the Premier League outfits will be released today and Manchester United are quite likely to exclude Zlatan Ibrahimovic from that.
The 35-year-old Swedish sensations joined Manchester United one a one year deal past summer after his contract with Paris-Saint Germain expired. His contract with the Devils, which made him one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League, had an option stay for another year, but the reports have all but confirmed that he will be released.
The former Swedish international will now join the likes of Chelsea's John Terry and Manchester City's Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy as a high-profile free agent this summer. Playing an important role in Manchester United's domestic and European triumph (EFL Cup and Europa League), Zlatan made a whopping 46 appearances scoring 28 goals before suffering a cruciate knee injury a few months back against Anderlecht in the Europa League tie.
Liverpool set to lose out on top target, Chelsea eyeing a move for French goalkeeper to replace Asmir Begovic while one of their promising youngsters is being monitored by French side Olympique Lyon, Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes revelation about his future and Tiemoue Bakayoko in negotiations with a Premier League club – all this in our today's Premier League transfer round-up;
Liverpool To Lose Ryan Sessegnon
Liverpool face more hurdles in their pursuit of Fulham's young left-back Ryan Sessegnon as Tottenham Hotspur have intensified their interests in the 17-year old.
Jurgen Klopp has been planning a move for Sessegnon for some time now, but with Danny Rose's future uncertain, Spurs have made the England youth international a primary target. The fact that the youngster will remain in London, if he moves to Tottenham is said to be the deciding factor while a chance to work with Mauricio Pochettino, who has shown great success in developing young talent is said to be another important factor. Looks like Liverpool are set to miss out on yet another target.
West Ham United start clearout with three players leaving the club, Paris Saint-Germain join the race for out of contract French full-back, Zlatan Ibrahimovic provides an update on return, Juventus join Manchester United in the race for Bundesliga midfielder and Chelsea handed a boost as player says he wants to stay – all this in today's Premier League transfer round-up:
Arbeloa, Calleri And Tore Leave West Ham
Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri and Gokhan Tore have left West Ham United after an unsuccessful one-year stint, the club has confirmed on Thursday.
Arbeloa joined the Hammers on a one-year deal in the last summer, but the club have decided not to extend his stay after he made just three appearances in the Premier League. Reportedly, they are close to signing former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, who is a free agent following his contract expiry with the Citizens.
Forward Calleri joined on a season-long spell from Deportivo Maldonado and departs after having just scored a single goal during his stay in 16 league appearances. Tore had joined from Turkish side Besiktas on loan for a fee of £2.5 million, along with an option to sign him permanently for £10 million. But the East Londoners have decided not to exercise that option after Tore's season ended prematurely with a knee injury back in October 2016.
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone a successful knee surgery, his agent Mino Raiola has confirmed.
The 35-year-old towering Swede was limped off in United's Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht, after landing quite awkwardly on his knee and that practically ruined his rest of the season. Reports further claimed that he will not only miss the current season, but he will be out for at least nine months.
Zlatan then gave an update through his Instagram account about injury and thanked everyone who supported him, and further added, "I will go through this like everythings else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn't be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when its time to stop and nothing else. Giving up is not an option. See you soon."
And now, Mino Raiola has confirmed that Ibrahimovic had a successful surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and has already started his rehabilitation programme in the United States.
Manchester United have been dealt with a huge blow to their Champions League ambitions as star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the season, as per the reports from the Daily Mail.
The 35-year old former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker appeared to have injured his knee badly, after landing awkwardly on the pitch, in the 2-1 win over RSC Anderlecht in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday.
Manager Jose Mourinho, who, after the match, said that he was "not optimistic" about the injury, is set to lose his leading goal-scorer for the final leg of the season. And with Ibrahimovic not yet signing a contract extension with the club, there is a good possibility that he may have played his last game for the Red Devils.
The former Swedish international joined United on a free in the summer of 2016, after his contract with former club PSG ran down. He had signed a one-year contract with an option of extending it for another 12 months.
Manchester United's midfielder Ander Herrera has praised the club's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic by hailing the Swede as "a genius."
The 27-year-old Spaniard has been a lynchpin for Manchester United this season and has been a driving force for almost the entirety of the season. His exploits have earned him some brilliant reviews and it is fair to say that he is the perfect midfielder for Jose Mourinho.