AC Milan are going to rival Manchester United for the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it says here in The Telegraph. Ibrahimovic was reported to be in talks with United over a new contract as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury. Apparently he is making fine progress, and United think that in the second half of the season, he can provide support for Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford when the 2018 fixture glut hits.
Here is Ibrahimovic working out as he tries to recover from said injury. He has said there is no time to waste in his comeback, and you’d probably wager that he’s actually more effective with one leg than Wayne Rooney is with two.
Amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, Spurs have put a £50m asking price on Danny Rose’s head, though that is unlikely to be the case literally speaking. United have the awful Luke Shaw, recovering from injury, so there is a chance that he could be booted off to London and their collection of restaurants, and Rose could come up North and act like a professional in a way that Shaw plainly doesn’t.
In the Independent is a story that United were after Willian of Chelsea this summer, but his club blocked the move. Willian is an excellent player and well worth his wages to whoever has him. Willian fits in with both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte teams, and as such there was no reason to sell him as they did Nemanja Matic.
And lastly, you might consider a nibble in the stock market as Manchester United’s Glazer family will sell 2% of their shares in the club. There’s no other club like it on the stock market, with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona not available, it makes huge amounts of cash and should continue to do so for years.