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Ibrahimovic to Chelsea, if Mourinho decide

Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo writes that Jose Mourinho wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea. The article says that the striker is one of Mourinho’s most wanted transfers but it refers only to “information in England” without reference to any magazines.

Mourinho coached Ibrahimovic in Inter before Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Barcelona. Under Mourinho’s time at Real Madrid Mundo Deportivo also stated that the Portuguese tried to enlist Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Spanish capital club.

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Jose Mourinho wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea

There have also been rumors that Fernando Torres and Juan Mata may be leaving Chelsea when Mourinho joins. Torres leaving Chelsea would be a big opening for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea.

The Express has also reported that Jose Mourinho holds Zlatan Ibrahimovic in high regard and could be tempted to splash some heavy cash in an effort to bolster his front line.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea

A purchase of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea from PSG is not likely to be cheap and would make it necessary with other changes in the Chelsea squad. The one that mostly has been mentionedis the removal of Fernando Torres from the Chelsea squad.

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Thiago Silva hopes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rumored to be going to Juventus. But recent Juventus has been looking more at Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. A good sign according to Zlatans teammate Thiago Silva.
– This is good news. It means that Zlatan probably is not leaving PSG.

Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Italian Milan together this season. They headed for Paris Saint-Germain, and once there, they won the French league title and made ​​it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Brazilian defense giant would like to continue playing with the Swede. That he makes clear in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. When Thiago Silva was asked what he thinks about the rumors surrounding Gonzalo Higuain move to Juventus, he immediately started talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– This is good news. It means that Zlatan Ibrahimovic probably does not leave PSG. I have not spoken to him in a few days but I would love to keep him by my side at PSG. Perhaps along with Wayne Rooney, says Silva.

On Sunday Silva met just Rooney when Brazil played a training match against England. There he was struggling with the English striker, who in turn is rumored to join PSG. Thiago Silva could not do anything about Rooney’s goal.
– Mamma mia, he is strong. Every time I meet him, it’s a struggle, says Silva to Gazzetta dello Sport.
But Wayne Rooney does not reach Silva’s list of the best strikers in the world. When asked what he thinks of Mario Balotelli rampage in Silva’s former club Milan Silva responds:
– I had placed Balotelli just behind Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic if I were to make a list of the best strikers.

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New Juventus move rumors appear

In last week Zlatan Ibrahimovic commented about that his future in Paris Saint-Germain is uncertain. Now there are new rumors revealing new details of a return to the Italian champions Juventus.
– A lot can happen. I was not set in Paris a year ago, but was set to go to the USA with Milan but instead Paris came into the picture, said Zlatan then.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger does not feel comfortable in Paris – and wants to leave the French capital. A decision according to data based on security for the family and the social situation is more fitting in Italy. One example is that Zlatan and Helenas bodyguard protection was much betterin Italy than in Paris.
– Since I arrived here, it has been very stressful, people chasing me with mopeds, Zlatan said earlier in the spring in an interview with CNN.

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zlatan career

To return to Italy as he often referred to as a “second home” Zlatan must be willing to fix the biggest problem for a move, the salary. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to reduce his annual salary from 12 million to 6 million – a sum that touches Juventus maximum ceiling of wages.

Zlatan has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain for further two years but Paris SGs club owners are not concerned about a possible move of Zlatan. They do not believe in the idea that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reduce his salary for social reasons, in a new club, or any club is open to pay as high a salary as in PSG.

There has also been reports that if Zlatan would leave there would be a  “goodbye bonus” of between 4.5 and 6 million from Paris Saint-Germain as may be appropriate. This is paid in lieu of the more than 200 million crowns Zlatan had earned during their two remaining years of his contract. This would in practice mean that Zlatan Ibrahimovic earn almost as much as he did in PSG if Juventus offer him about 7 million in annual salary.

Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, ex-president of Juventus during Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time in Turin, knows what it takes for a move to become a reality:
– The views of Juventus has been that they will not be able to afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic unless he lowers wages. Money is a problem in Italy, even in football clubs, said Gigli.

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Latest PSG transfer rumors

Here is a summary of the latest PSG transfer status and rumors that are related to PSG.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
Wayne Rooney has constantly during the season been paired with PSG who have set their sights on Rooney. PSG management want to show that they mean business and are prepared to pay around € 40m for Wayne Rooney to come to Paris.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Etienne Capoue, Toulouse
The promising defensive midfielder Capoue has repeatedly expressed in the media that PSG is the club his heart beats for, and just about a month ago Capoue did an interview with Eurosport where he said that most of the time leaning towards that he will join PSG in the summer if all goes as it should, but he was still a door open for other clubs.

Ganso, Sao Paulo
One of Brazil’s hottest talents along with Neymar entertained the audience in Santos, late last summer, everyone thought that Ganso would be out in Europe, but Ganso chose to switch to PSGs current players Lucas club, Sao Paolo. PSG have representatives on site in Brazil to negotiate with the Brazilian midfielder.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is he staying or will he leave this summer. There have been so many rumors lately that is starts to be hard to keep track of them. Clubs such as Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester City have been mentioned as possible destinations for Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he decides to leave PSG. Much of the decision if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay or leave depends on whether Ancelotti will remain as coach, otherwise Zlatan in all probability will leave.

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zlatan Ibrahimovic

Kevin Gameiro, Gameiro was last summer on his way to leave to both Liverpool and Valencia, but he stayed in PSG and rumor popped up again last winter, when he himself went out and said he wants to see how the situation develops in PSG before he decides. Kevin Gameiro who have not had too much playing time also had strong opinions about Ancelotti when he was injured and most indications are that Gameiro will change club this summer.

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Zlatan does not rule out Manchester City move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently been in some rumors about a possible move to Manchester City. These rumors have now started to appear again since Zlatan refused to rule out a possible move to Manchester City.

According to the rumors Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his wife Helena Seger are starting to get frustrated with the life in Paris and are looking for a possibility to move in this summers transfer window. This would be after only 12 months in the French capitol. According to the rumors we have get hold of these last few days it is said that Manchester City would be able to offer £25million to PSG to let Zlatan Ibrahimovic go. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not rules out a possible move to Manchester City and said this when asked about the latest Manchester City rumors.

– There is a lot going on at the moment – Zlatan Ibrahimovic said when asked about all the latest rumors.

– I’m content at the moment, but I’ve often said I was happy somewhere and then moved away. I’m not promising that I won’t be leaving PSG.

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zlatan career

Manchester City has been looking to find another top striker to add to their team and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of their big names they are looking at. Other possible candidates for a move to Manchester this summer are Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao but Manchester City have not been able to secure their interest so far.

Paris Saint-Germain has already stated several times in media that they are not willing to sell their star striker and are currently looking at the possibility to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Rooney would then form a world-class forward pair together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Other clubs that recently have been rumored to be looking for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s signature is Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea but currently the most likely is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would stay in PSG and continue the work that is ongoing there.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored a total of 28 goals in 32 matches in the French league and was the major contributor for Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ligue 1 title this year.

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Wayne Rooney wants to sign for PSG

Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United is uncertain and the Manchester star has been subject for rumors about most clubs in this summers transfer window. Wayne Rooney has long been rumored to be moving away from the club and has previously been linked together with PSG.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

 

According to the French club’s former adviser Rooney is already done for the club. Now writes L’Equipe that PSG initiated direct contact with Rooney who has a contract with United until 2015. According to the magazine Wayne Rooney should be “very interested” in a move to PSG.

The newspaper also writes that PSG want to form a dream attack pair with Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan held a news conference on Wednesday, leaving an opening for him to leave France.
– We’ll see. All other times I have changed clubs when I said that I should stay. Anything can happen, although I have planned to stay. As the situation is now a lot can happen. Last year I was set to something else, to go to the USA with Milan and prepare for next season. Instead, I got a call in June, July and Paris came into the picture, he said.

It is rumored that how PSG will get Wayne Rooney to PSG is by offering him a huge salary for the Englishman to come to Paris. According to l’Equipe should Rooney be “very interested” in a move to PSG, and for him it would mean a hefty pay rise.

In the current situation, he earns around 10 million Euro a year, which PSG according to l’Equipe’ll should be ready to raise to 13 million Euro. L’Equipe also indicate that PSG will recruit some major names for this summer to consolidate its position as an attractive club for Europe’s top players.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Besides Rooney PSG will also lay their hands on Axel Witsel from Zenit St. Petersburg and Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. But by purchasing Wayne Rooney for an offensive position the club will lay it’s plans for Edinson Cavani aside and wait to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo next summer.

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Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave PSG for Real

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Sunday that Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave the club – to become Real Madrid’s new coach after Jose Mourinho. On Sunday evening Ancelotti commented for the first time the transfer rumors – on the stage during the French football gala.
– Real Madrid is a possibility but there are also other possibilities. My desire is to leave the club, he says, according to French Eurosport, when he won the award for best coach together with Christophe Galtier from Saint-Etienne.

When asked what the reason he wants to leave, Ancelotti answered.
– It is not the time to talk about it and maybe I’ll never explain why I want to leave.

It was after a meeting with sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi as Carlo Ancelotti declared his will on Sunday afternoon. But both the club and the team’s top scorer and star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, wants him to reconsider.
– I want him to stay, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he won the award as player of the year in Ligue 1.
– Our priority is that he’ll stay, said Leonardo to l’Equipe earlier on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti respects the players opinion, but hope to leave.
– I need to take a decision, my desire is to leave the club.

Ancelotti’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain extends over next season.

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PSG transfer rumors update

The champions Paris Saint-Germain faces an important summer. Recently there have been a lot of PSG transfer rumors. Several big stars have been rumored to be moving away. It is also rumored that PSG seem to have trouble getting the players to enjoy the city and the club environment. The Qatari owners want at all costs to keep superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his wife Helena Seger are unhappy in Paris and want most of all to return to Italy, according to statements in different interviews. A return to the Italian champion Juventus have emerged as the most likely option, and in Italy it is written daily on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Segers possible Juventus move.

A major obstacle on the road is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s high wages, which Juventus in the current situation can not afford to pay. Different solutions are discussed, as higher bonus, but it seems clear that Zlatan have to cut down in pay to make the transfer a reality.

If we are to trust Mino Raiolas sharp statement there will be absolutely no move.
– There is a 0,001-percent chance that Zlatan goes to Juventus, Mino Raiola said to Tuttosport in late April.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns just over 10 million Euro per year in PSG. Juventus should have announced a four-year contract with an annual salary of 6 million.

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zlatan career

Recent data from the agent Mino Raiola says that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at PSG.
– The entire project revolves around him so I think he stays, Mino Raiola says to Italian media.

Another one that wants to go back to Italy is the Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi. The striker was first signed in PSG where over 23 million ended up in Naples. Unfortunately for the French, Ezequiel Lavezzi does not love the country so much. The agent Alejandro Mazzoni recently confirmed that an Italy move may be appropriate and according to Corriere dello Sport, Milan is very interested in signing Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Another one that is hesitant about the future is Ancelotti.
– I still hesitate. I’m not sure, says Ancelotti according to France Football. The Italian is mentioned primarily as a likely replacement for Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. This is if Chelsea can solve Jose Mourinho’s buyout clause which according to the Guardian is at 15 million.

A player that there has been less PSG transfer rumors about is Thiago Silva. Thiago, who said he never wanted to leave Milan, is sitting on a gold rimmed contract that extends all the way to 2017. Barcelona are said to be interested, but:
– A move will be difficult to implement, and I think he finally stays in PSG, says the player’s agent Paulo Tonietto to Rac1.

David Beckham

David Beckham

How it will be with David Beckham people seem to disagree on. The Englishman’s contract expires in the summer, but it still seems that he stays. David Beckham has been offered a one-year deal to PSG, where the midfielder is likely to continue to donate his salary to charity.

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Zlatan will not go to Juventus

It has been one of this springs hottest rumors of the silly season, but now Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola closes the door for Juventus: “PSG do not want to sell him and Ibra has never asked to be sold,” said Raiola according to Italian media.

The agent reveals that he had a meeting with PSG two months ago. It stated that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be key to the project for another season.
– I have not talked to Juventus in a while but I met PSG two months ago and they agreed that the project will revolve around him for another season, says Raiola according to Mediaset.

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zlatan the striker

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s name has been linked with Juventus on a daily basis in the Italian media in recent weeks. But the agent is clear about the message that the striker stays in PSG.
– PSG do not want to sell him and Ibra has never asked to be sold so I think he stays in Paris, said Raiola.

Now, also Juventus has gone out and shut the door for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– We are not interested in him, says president Andrea Agnelli.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rumored to be moving away from PSG for a long time. Both the French and Italian media have placed Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Juventus. But after Sunday’s league title Zlatan denied that he will leave PSG.
– This is a good start at a new club. The future belongs to us. We can play better than this, if we can win the league like this only God knows what could happen then, says 31-year-old.

Now also denies Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli there will be no transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Juventus.
– No, no return. that is the end, he told Sky Italia.

It seems like Juventus will go ahead with Gonzalo Higuain instead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Juventus make bid for Gonzalo Higuain

We have for a few weeks been writing about Juventus interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However as mentioned in several different newspapers lately Zlatan Ibrahimovics agent Mino Raiola has always been rejected in his attempts to get the Italian champions Juventus to try to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Recently, Gonzalo Higuain has emerged as the hottest name as Juventus new striker, and according to today’s Gazzetta dello Sport Juventus announced an initial bid of € 22 million for Gonzalo Higuain.

Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain

Real Madrid have put a price of 30 million on Gonzalo Higuain and according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the parties may meet around a price of 25 million. The next meeting between the clubs is likely to be held on May 20th in Madrid.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reason to keep track of what happens, the paper said. For Fernando Llorente is already ready for Juventus, and apart from him, the Juventus is only looking for one top striker. Juventus would rather have a young player who they can resell in the future. Zlatan Ibrahimovic would not be someone Juventus would make money on in a later sale due to his age. Even Luis Suárez would be a better choice than Zlatan, but Liverpool do not seem to want to sell him.

If the price of Zlatan Ibrahimovic would go down to seven or eight million, with a salary of seven million a year, it could change the conditions, writes GDS. Zlatan is thus an alternative option but right now it seems like Juventus are first looking for other alternatives. Another option for Juventus would be Cavani which we reported on earlier in the week.

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