Fabregas on Milan radar
AC Milan will try to sign Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the summer, reports the Daily Telegraph. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also reportedly keeping tabs on the situation. The midfielder has emerged as a target for Milan, who are set to finally confirm their takeover by Chinese investors. The Telegraph claims a £27m bid will be Milan’s opening offer – with Mourinho set to consider a move if Chelsea indicate a willingness to sell.
Arsenal hero Parlour wants them to move for Aguero
Arsenal hero Ray Parlour wants them to move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero has been linked with a move away from City after the arrival of Gabriel Jesus. “That would be good," he told talkSPORT . “That would be a nice signing, but £300,000-a-week though so I'm not too sure! Arsenal would be a much better team with Aguero in it. “Why would Man City want to sell him? They are trying to rule the Champions League over the next few years."
Aubameyang brands Tottenham’s attempts to sign him as “weird”
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has branded Tottenham's attempts to sign him as "weird". The London club tried to sign Aubameyang in 2012. “If Spurs ever came back in me for me, I'd say no," said the 27-year-old forward. "In the end everything became a bit weird, I didn't really like the way things were done." Note that Aubameyang has made 29 appearances during this season, scoring 23 goals.
Mourinho: “Fans will convince Ibrahimovic to stay”
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho says he is convinced Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at the club, and joked that fans should "go to the door of his house" to convince him. "I never beg for a player to sign a contract," Mourinho said. "I never beg for a player to play for me. "One day, Zlatan decided to leave me and Inter Milan to join Barcelona, I was very sad, but I did nothing to try to stop him to go, so I don't beg for players. "But, if needed, maybe United fans can go to the door of his house, and stay there all night, if needed. We all want, and believe, that he is going to stay another season."
Ibrahimovic: “My kids wanted United move'”
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed his two children persuaded him to join Red Devils squad. Asked about his plans for next season, he said: "Let's see what happens. I think in your career you have moments. I did not come to England before because it was not the moment. "Even my two kids wanted to see me play at United, I had my mind somewhere else. Before, everything was coming on top of the table, then Jose called. "I have a special relationship with him. When he called it was basically, 'tell me what number I should wear'. My mind was not here. Then my kids started to bump my head and Jose called, then I am here."
Jordan Henderson set to miss the clash with Leicester City
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will not travel to Leicester with the rest of the team due to injury. The Englishman picked up an injury during a training session at the Reds' Melwood facilities on Friday. However, the club doctors are confident of Jordan's future. The foot problem is not serious, and a quick return to face the Gunners at the weekend is possible. https://twitter.com/JamesPearceEcho/status/836184155927031814 Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge are also doubts for today's clash with the managerless Foxes. But Ragnar Klavan has fully recovered from illness and is ready for action.
BREAKING: Arsenal academy coach takes over at Wolfsburg
Andres Jonker, the Arsenal academy coach has left the London club for Wolfsburg manager post The Dutchman had been at an Arsenal coach since July 2014, having previously spent time working with Louis van Gaal at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. https://twitter.com/VfLWolfsburg_EN/status/836177986965626881 Arsenal Chief executive Ivan Gazidis told the club’s official website: "This is a great opportunity for Andries and we wish him every future success. Under Andries' guidance, we have made huge progress in our academy operations. “Arsenal is known around the world for its development of young players and we are confident we will find the right person to continue to lead our progress."
Nainggolan: ‘Without the team I am nobody’
Radja Nainggolan's double against Inter Milan secured an important victory. The Belgian believes that Roma deserves the success they are getting. “We are proving that we deserve to be where we are. We won against a great team and it was fully deserved,” Nainggolan told Mediaset Premium. “We have broken away from Napoli, even if Juventus won again and continue to win…” “It’s a difficult period with a packed fixture list, but we have to improve game by game. Now our heads turn to the derby, which will also be tough. “I do what the Coach asks of me. I do well because I have a team working with me. Without the team, I am nobody.
Ibrahimovic not surprised by Man Utd success
After leading Manchester United to victory in the EFL Cup final, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been asked if he is surprised by how well his first season in England has gone. "No, no. This is what I predicted. Everything I thought would happen. The only thing is the others didn’t see it. And I came here to show them what I saw and what I would do. "Apparently too many I could not do it, but I keep going and doing what I am doing every year." Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United last summer on a free transfer and has already managed to net 26 goals in 38 appearances.
“Palace start to feel the Big Sam impact”
Patrick van Aanholt believes Crystal Palace are starting to feel the impact of Sam Allardyce. Two months after Allardyce's appointment Palace finally showed some of the organisation and resilience which his teams usually demonstrate as they beat Middlesbrough on Saturday. And Van Aanholt - whose first-half goal secured a 1-0 victory - insists that was largely because of the effects of the hosts' recent work. "We trained very hard because we didn't have a game last week and after that we got a couple of days off, because rest is also important," he told the club website. "We came back together, worked hard in the week and that's paid off. We showed everyone we were up for winning the game and we did. "We were very good (defensively). In the first half we came out and were dominant, like, 'We're here to win this game'. It was an unbelievable moment for me (to score)."