Transfer Rumours: Ibrahimovic Linked To Arsenal, Manchester United; Real Madrid To Bid €100m For Courtois?

Wantaway PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he has had contact from certain Premier League clubs.

Ibrahimovic, who is out of a contract at the end of the current season, has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League after shelving all talks of a contract renewal with PSG.

In fact, Arsenal have already made an offer for the 34-year-old Swede, while Jose Mourinho could try and sign him, if the Portuguese replaces Louis van Gaal as Manchester United’s manager next season, according to the Daily Mirror.

“Yes, there is interest from the Premier League, I can confirm that,” said Ibrahimovic. “The Premier League is the league in the world all people and fans speak about.”

Real Madrid to make Courtois the most expensive goalkeeper?

epa03493602 Atletico Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (L) tries to stop a shot from Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during their Spanish Liga's Primera Division match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, central Spain, 01 December 2012. EPA/JUANJO MARTIN

Thibaut Courtois, who has had a lukewarm campaign with Chelsea this season, has reportedly refused to pledge his future at the West London club. Now it seems that Real Madrid are prepared to make him the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football. At present, the record for the most expensive goal keeping transfer is held by Italy and Juventus custodian Gianluigi Buffon, who moved from Parma to the Italian giants for a reported fee of €52.88 million.

Real Madrid, who were originally looking to sign Manchester United shot stopper David De Gea last summer, seem to have now turned their attention towards Courtois. The Belgian number one has won La Liga and the Premier League with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea respectively in the past two seasons.

In fact, Los Blancos are prepared to pay a whopping sum of €100 million of the Belgian keeper’s services, according to The Sun.

Martial wants to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United vs Swansea CityAnthony Martial has quashed all rumours of a return to France with Ligue 1 champions PSG, by saying that he would like to stay at Manchester United next season.

“They (United) are not at the top of the top, but I hope next year they will be,” Martial was quoted saying to RTL [via Manchester Evening News]. “I think I could have done better (with my finishing), there were some chances that I missed but I think next year it will be much better.”

20-year-old Frenchman, who has been deployed as a left winger and as a forward at Manchester United this season, has scored 12 goals so far in his debut campaign. However, Martial has shown a lot of promise with his performances, and is expected to do much better next season, once he gets fully accustomed to the Premier League.

Isco not considering switch to Juventus

Real Madrid vs Shakhtar DonetskIsco has not been happy with his current predicament at Real Madrid, according to various reports from the Spanish media. The playmaker, who has mostly been deployed either from the right wing, or in central midfield, has had to play as the understudy to the likes of Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, and James Rodriguez.

However, while speaking ahead of his club’s crucial El Clasico encounter against arch rivals FC Barcelona, Isco doused all rumours of a move away from the Spanish capital.

“Will I go to Juve? I am very happy at Madrid,” Isco said to Cadena Cope [via]. “I want to see out the two years left on my contract.”

Lucas Moura puts an end to Liverpool rumours

PSG vs Olympique LyonLucas Moura has confirmed that he will not be moving anywhere, after rumours linking him with a summer move to Liverpool surfaced in the media.

However, the 23-year-old Brazilian has stated his loyalty for PSG  by saying that he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his footballing career in Europe. In fact, he has also said that he will only move away from PSG towards the end of his career, to go back to his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC in Brazil.

“My dream is to stay my whole career at PSG, win many titles, then back to Sao Paulo,” Moura was quoted saying to Canal+ [via].

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