Transfers: Atletico for Ibrahimovic, Man U courting Nainggolan


Manchester United's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after falling awkwardly during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final ...
Manchester United's striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts after falling awkwardly during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match against Anderlecht April 20, 2017 (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF )

Atletico Madrid wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window once their transfer ban is lifted, according to The Sport.

The Swede is unattached after Manchester United included him on the club’s list of released players at the end of the season, following a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in the Europa League.

There has been much talk about the striker’s next move as he enters the twilight years of an exceptionally successful career, with teams in America and China heavily linked.

Manchester United

Manchester United are willing to bid up to £40m for Roma star Radja Nainggolan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Manager Jose Mourinho is tracking Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, who would cost around the same price, but the Italian paper report United are keen on Nainggolan and are prepared to offer £125,000-a-week wages to secure his signature.

Gazzetta has also reported that Mourinho has already contacted people close to Nainggolan to express his interest in the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, could be closer to signing for Manchester United after the Spain international’s wife began following the club on Instagram.

Arsenal

West Ham are ready to pay £50m to land Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud from Arsenal

In a close development, Lyon’s president has confirmed that Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette still wants to leave the club, but insisted the 26-year-old France forward will not be sold until a suitable replacement is found.

Chelsea

Diego Costa would be willing to not play until January in order to seal a move back to Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea have switched their focus to Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, after Juventus closed the door on a move for 30-year-old Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.

The blues are also interested in Sevilla’s 27-year-old winger Vitolo, who would cost about £35m

Manchester City

Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy has snubbed Liverpool in favour of a move to Manchester City.

Man City hopes to wrap up deals for Dani Alves, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy before they leave for their US tour.

Ousmane Dembélé is in Manchester and has met Man City bosses and even dined with Pep Guardiola

Liverpool

Liverpool will not face any punishment over the alleged tapping up of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk

The Reds have made their move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Tottenham

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ‘will refuse to pick up the phone’ to any club interested in bidding for Harry Kane.

Spain

Barcelona are set to activate the repurchase clause in Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu’s contract.

Paulinho will only join as a back-up option if Barca fail in their bid to sign Paris St-Germain’s 24-year-old midfielder Marco Verratti

Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, is a target for Manchester United, but could stay at the Spanish club if forward Ronaldo leaves

Atletico Madrid line up Ibrahimovic for January once transfer ban is lifted

Italy

PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has passed his medical ahead of a move to Italian club Torino.

France

Alexandre Lacazette will be allowed to leave Lyon after he revealed he wants out. No concrete offers for him yet.

Lyon have signed Bertrand Traoré from Chelsea for €10m on a 5-year deal.

Pepe is closing in on a move to PSG amid interest from Juventus and Besiktas .The Portugal centre-back is out of contract at Real Madrid at the end of the week and has been on the radar of PSG, Juve and Besiktas over the past few days.

Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy could be set for a return to France with Bordeaux after reportedly saying he wants to join the Ligue 1 club

Sources: BBC, SkySports, dailymail.co.uk, transfers live.

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