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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest rumors today is that PSG wants Cristiano Ronaldo and are ready to offer him a guge salary if he decides to join PSG. Cristiano Ronaldo is making headlines in both Madrid and France today. According to the French newspaper l’Equipe PSG is still in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature. According to the newspaper the French champions Paris Saint-Germain has now offered Ronaldo a lucrative contract to lure him to Paris.
The contract shall according to l’Equipe give him an annual salary of huge 15 million Euro net. PSG are also ready to pay Real Madrid 86 million Euro and Real Madrid are said to be ready to negotiate a deal. Such a salary would give Cristiano Ronaldo almost exactly twice as much in earnings as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who according to Le Parisien is earning 7.7 million Euro a year in PSG.
The news are also currently circulating in Spain, where the Madrid-based newspaper AS has Cristiano Ronaldo on the front page. Even here the confirmed transfer sum is said to be 86 million Euro and according to AS PSG are ready to let their manager Carlo Ancelotti go to Real Madrid if they in turn agrees to let Cristiano Ronaldo go.
This year, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 34 league goals in as many matches and the Champions League, he has managed to score a total of 12 goals. Closest to this amount of goals is Borussia Dortmunds Robert Lewandowski who has scored 10 goals so far.
In the last few weeks there have been a lot of rumors on possible signings for PSG this summer. Here is a summary of who might join Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Edinson Cavani, Napoli
Mentioned recently in media to be ready for PSG next season, something sporting director Leonardo denies. In Italian newspapers people are talking about a change between the clubs where Cavani goes in one direction and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the other, but a change directly between the clubs is something that might be hard to do.
Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid
Mentioned as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer, but Falcao is able to pick and choose between the big European clubs and any direct contact with PSG has not been established yet. If Falcao would choose PSG over other European clubs it would be a big surprise.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo would be a dream for the Paris Saint-Germain, which came to life after Ronaldo himself last winter, did not rule out that he would play in PSG next season. But that Ronaldo would like to replace the mighty Bernabeu stadium in Madrid against unglamorous away games against Rennes does not seem very likely. A signing of Cristiano Ronaldo would however put the French league in a totally different position and it would attract a lot of new fans. Signing Cristiano Ronaldo would also open up for a lot of other possible signings for PSG.
Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid
Will most likely not remain in the Madrid after the summer and is the most likely candidate if PSG would be looking for an replacement for Carlo Ancelotti. But the question is whether or not the French Ligue 1 is too anonymous for Jose Mourinho. Mourinho likes to stay in the spotlight and recent years only been training top clubs in Europe’s most prestigious leagues. The Qatari leadership has also made a point that they want peace and working atmosphere around their coach, something that was never likely to be the case in the club where Mourinho settles down. Signing Jose Mourinho would also be a big opener for additional possible signings for PSG.
Arsène Wenger, Arsenal
Has a contract with Arsenal that extends for another year, but Wenger was during the spring mentioned as a possible replacement for Ancelotti. The fact that Wenger would be heading back to France after nearly twenty years in England may seem logical, but many people believe that Wenger is not a big enough name to succeed in attracting future big players to PSG.
The possible transfer targets for PSG are mainly high profile names and the rumors will continue to come in during the next few months. PSG has the money and the ambition to do something really big and that might attract some really big names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho. Another name that have also been mentioned is Wayne Rooney but right now we do not see that transfer as very likely. We will follow up with the latest transfer rumors as they unfold and give you all the possible signings for PSG this summer as they pop up.