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Friday June 2
22.30:Manchester United will not offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract.
Express Sport understands the Swede is not expected to play again before the New Year after rupturing knee ligaments back in April.
Sources close to United say it would now be a financial madness to extend the deal of a player who is earning £367,000 a week – £19m a year – when he is not expected to play for at least the first half of the season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be offered a new contract at Manchester United
22:18: Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is good enough to join Barcelona or Real Madrid this summer, according to former Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
When asked if Van Dijk can become the best defender in the world, Lennon told Sky Sports: "Yes.
"I think he could play for Barcelona, I think he could play for Real Madrid – it wouldn't surprise me if he took his career on to those pathways."
21.25: Ian Rush reckons Philippe Coutinho could play for any team in the world but believes he will stay at Liverpool now they have Champions League football.
“He’s a quality player and he can play for any team in the world with the way he played this year, but if you’re in the Champions League then I expect him to stay,” Rush said.
“It’s another experience for him. There’s a time and place for everything and Coutinho wants to play in the Champions League because he’s a champion – but Liverpool will give him the chance to do that.
“I am pretty certain he will stay even though there are rumours about everything. The fans want him to stay.”
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20.55: Manchester United’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann appears to be over with reports in Spain claiming he has agreed a new contract with Atletico Madrid.
Spanish publication AS now say Griezmann has decided to accept a new contract with Atletico and extend his stay in the capital.
They say the club offered him a contract extension three weeks ago but he has only now decided to accept.
20.35: Liverpool, Roma and Juventus have all made approaches for Barcelona’s Rafinha, according to reports.
Spanish publication Marca claim Rafinha is considering leaving the Nou Camp in order to get regular game time.
Barca have made it clear they won’t sell him for any less than €30m (£26.2m) though.
20.25: David Ospina says he is waiting for Arsenal to make a decision on his future.
“I haven’t made my decision yet,” he said.
“I am waiting for Arsenal to decide, I’m on holiday and it should all be sorted by the the time it is over.
“If Arsenal are not going to give me the playing time I want they can loan me to another club.”
20.15: Mohamed Salah has agreed a £90,000-a-week contract to join Liverpool, according to reports.
The former Chelsea winger, who is now at Roma, looks set to return to the Premier League after impressing in Serie A.
Liverpool have been in negotiations with Salah for some time and The Times claim they have now reached an agreement.
Salah is reportedly keen to move to Anfield and has verbally agreed a deal that would double his salary.
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20.00: Manchester United’s odds to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic have been slashed, according to the bookies.
Perisic is expected to leave Inter Milan this summer, with the Serie A club reportedly needing to sell the Croatian in order to balance the books.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported today that Jose Mourinho’s side are close to agreeing a deal worth £45million for the 28-year-old.
And now bookmakers Betfair have cut United's odds from 4/7 to 1/4 to bring Perisic to Old Trafford before the summer window closes.
19.30: Arsenal fear they will miss out on Kylian Mbappe with Real Madrid in talks to sign the Monaco forward.
Reports in France yesterday claimed the Gunners had tabled an £87m bid for the teenager.
But the the Daily Mail claim Madrid are in pole position to sign Mbappe and Arsenal are fighting a losing battle.
Madrid see Mbappe as an ideal signing for the future and know they have Champions League football to offer the 18-year-old.