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Man Utd ready to offload Depay
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is willing to sell Memphis Depay for as little as £12m in a desperate bid to get him out of Old Trafford, reports the Daily Star. Having forked out £25m to sign Memphis from PSV Eindhoven in 2014, United are ready to cut their losses on the Netherlands international with Mourinho, according to the report, desperate to get him off the wage bill. Everton have expressed firm interest in Memphis, while Lazio, Southampton and Sevilla are also keeping close tabs on the situation.
Liverpool will battle for Santos midfielder
Liverpool prepare a bid move for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia. According to ESPN, Liverpool have already made a proposal to sign Maia. Nonetheless, the Premier League side could face an competition for the 19-year-old's sighing. Zenit Saint Petersburg, Schalke, Monaco and Napoli, reportedly, will try land him too, while Chelsea and Manchester United also keen.
Man Utd want to sign Benfica defender
Manchester United have prepared a bid for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. According to The Mirror, United will pay for Lindelof 38mln pounds. Red Devils head coach Jose Mourinho keep the 22-year-old defender on his radar. It's understood, Lindelof would not be available until next summer due to a clause in his contract.
Ibrahimovic: I can play until 50
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has likened himself to a "fine red wine" and would not be surprised if he is still playing when he turns 50. Ibrahimovic has made a predictably strong impact since his arrival at Old Trafford over the summer, scoring 16 goals since joining the club. And the 35-year-old feels there is little sign of him slowing down. "The older I get, the better I get, like red wine,” the Swede said. “You like red wine? I'm a perfect example of that. “I have played in different championships in different countries and always adapted. "I'm settling in. I feel happy, I feel good. Even if I'm 35, in my mind I'm 20. I think I could play also at 50, but it's not down to me."
Zlatan has mega offer from China
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to reject a lucrative move to China to remain at Manchester United into a second season, according to the Mail on Sunday. The 35-year-old striker has scored 16 goals in 25 games for United could be the subject of a huge £120m deal to lure him to the Chinese Super League, backed by the Chinese government. The Swede, currently on a rolling contract at United, is expecting to commit to a second year at the club though.
Victor Lindelof is Manchester United’s No 1 transfer target
Benfica defender Victor Lindelof is Manchester United’s No 1 transfer target – but they will have to wait until the summer to sign him. The Daily Mirror claims Jose Mourinho has already made enquires but Benfica do not want to sell while they are in the Champions League. That means a January switch is off the table, potentially forcing Mourinho to look elsewhere for a short-term fix while Eric Bailly is at the Africa Cup of Nations. United reportedly scouted Lindelof again on Sunday when Benfica beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1.
Schneiderlin on Inter radar
Morgan Schneiderlin is set to leave Manchester United in January, according to several national newspapers. A move to link up with his former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman at Everton is thought to be a possibility. However, Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy report the Frenchman is a target for Inter Milan too.
Ibrahimovic could leave Manchester United
According to The Sun, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave Manchester United for MLS this summer, with LA Galaxy keen. The Sweden international captain has a one-year deal at United with the option of a further year. However, the 35-year-old, reportedly, will wait until the end of the season before making his decision.
Mourinho’s January plans
Jose Mourinho will sign two new players at Manchester United in January if Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin depart, according to the Manchester Evening News. Both are likely to be defenders, with Benfica star Victor Lindelof a key target. Southampton captain Jose Fonte is another possibility as Mourinho looks for cover for Eric Bailly, who is currently injured but is expected to travel to the Africa Cup of Nations next month.
Berbatov back to United
Dimitar Berbatov is set to make a stunning return to Manchester United, Bulgarian outlet Sporttal.bg claim. The 35-year-old is a free agent after leaving Greek side PAOK and wants to return to Old Trafford to build-up his fitness as well as prepare for life as a coach after retirement.