Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the move again this summer after being released by Manchester United, and reports suggest he could be on his way to the States.
The 35-year-old played for one season at Old Trafford, finishing the campaign as the club’s top scorer, but is now without a club for next season.
Also in today’s transfer round-up is the battle of the right-backs. Manchester City, Juventus and Manchester United are all involved in seeking a player in the defensive position while United continues to be linked to Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm, Sweden, May 24. Ibrahimovic could be heading for the United States, according to his agent.
All the news, rumors and whispers in today’s round-up:
After being released by Manchester United at the end of last season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking for a new club. According to his agent Mino Raiola, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, the 35-year-old Swedish striker has had “many offers from the U.S. and beyond.”
Manchester United would be the only option for Cristiano Ronaldo if he were to leave Real Madrid this summer, the 32-year-old forward’s advisers have told him, according to the Daily Record. Real president Florentino Perez has described the speculation as “very strange” and says he doesn’t expect the Portuguese to leave the Bernabeu.
Juventus has made United defender Matteo Darmian its No. 1 target this summer as Dani Alves looks increasingly likely to leave the Serie A champion this summer, to join Manchester City, goal.com says. And according to the Daily Mail, Alves is ready to agree a two-year deal with Pep Guardiola at City.
Arsenal has opened contract discussions with Aaron Ramsey, according to the Daily Telegraph, to prevent another situation at the club with a player heading into the last year of their contract.
Arsene Wenger’s team is also putting up a fight to keep hold of Spanish defender Hector Bellerin as Barcelona is keen to take the 22-year-old back to the Camp Nou. According to The Independent, Arsenal has told Barcelona Bellerin is not for sale.
Chelsea is willing to loan out French defender Kurt Zouma for this season, according to the London Evening Standard, as Antonio Conte’s club looks to bring in Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus or Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.
Conte is also close to signing former Barcelona forward Adama Traore who is currently playing at Middlesbrough, Sport says.
Newly promoted Huddersfield is set to sign U.S. midfielder Danny Williamsfrom Championship club Reading, according to The Sun.