Paper Talk: Juve star puts suitors on alert; Zlatan wages fright

Date published: Tuesday 26th April 2016 7:50

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Making everyone wait for an answer

Arsenal and Manchester City have been put on alert by the news that one of their top targets could leave Juventus, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic has demanded a £77m-a-year deal to move to China, according to Tuesday morning’s papers.



Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid return on cards

Alvaro Morata admits he’s undecided over his Juventus future, with Arsenal and Man City waiting in the wings.

The Premier League duo have both been linked with bids for the Spain international, although former club Real Madrid are also keen to re-sign him, reports The Sun.

Morata swapped the Spanish capital for Turin in 2014, but Zinedine Zidane’s side will be able to trigger a buy-back clause worth £20million at the end of the season.

Whether Real intend to keep Morata or move him on for a profit remains to be seen, but the 23-year-old is open to change after starting just 16 Serie A games this season.

When questioned about his future, Morara responded: “Do I like this [Juventus] shirt? For me, what I like is scoring goals.

“I’m fighting for Juventus as they’re my team. Will I stay? We will see.”

Another striker who could leave Max Allegri’s side this summer is Argentine ace Paulo Dybala.

The ex-Palermo star has played an instrumental role in helping Juventus land their fifth successive title, but Spanish newspaper Marca claims he could be on his way to Barcelona if Manchester United target Neymar is forced out of the Nou Camp.




Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly demanding £77million-a-year to move to China.

The Swedish striker is set to become the hottest property in world football when he leaves Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer.

Manchester United reportedly remain the striker’s first choice and while the money men at the club remain keen to sign him, they know he will not come cheap.

French daily Le10Sport say the 34-year-old would rather stay in Europe but admit that he would venture east for a colossal wage.

Ibrahimovic is unwilling to stay in the French capital and he will have no shortage of offers come July.

Le10 say that a number of Chinese clubs are interested in him and he has already turned down an offer worth £54m a year.

The Red Devils are prepared to pay big for Ibrahimovic but are unlikely to match Wayne Rooney’s £300,000-a-week wages.




Laurent Blanc is a shock late contender to snatch the Manchester United job from under Jose Mourinho’s nose, with Ryan Giggs being kept on as assistant under the Frenchman (The Sun)

Manchester United bosses will wait until the end of the season before making a decision on Louis van Gaal’s future (Daily Star)

Renato Sanches looks set for Manchester United in a £40m deal, with the Old Trafford club closing on the Benfica teenager (Daily Mirror)

England star Jack Wilshere has been questioned under caution at a police station over a 2am brawl outside a nightclub (Daily Mirror)

Interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has played down speculation linking 25-year-old winger Eden Hazard with a move this summer (Daily Express)

Newcastle’s Vurnon Anita says Rafa Benitez has got his side playing with “aggression and great spirit” as the relegation battle reaches its climax (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are interested in signing 25-year-old Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood this summer (Sky Sports)

Chelsea will let striker Radamel Falcao, 30, return to Monaco in the summer, when Roma will try to sign him (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke, 18, is holding out for £50,000 a week to stay at Stamford Bridge – despite never having started a first-team game (Daily Mail)

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, favours a move to Tottenham over West Ham and Juventus this summer (London Evening Standard)

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a boost as Liverpool target Timo Horn has hinted he could leave Bundesliga club FC Cologne (Daily Express)

Ashley Young has revealed himself as the man Louis van Gaal banned from taking charge of the music in Manchester United’s dressing room (Daily Express)

The Everton board will meet and discuss the future of Roberto Martínez this week, amid reports the club have outlined three candidates to replace him (The Guardian)

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, 19, says the Premier League is the “most interesting league in the world” but he can see himself staying at the German champions for the next three years (The Guardian)

Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic, 19, is determined to fight for his future at the Nou Camp and will not consider a move to the Premier League (Marca)

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