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Conte headed for Mourinho fate?

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

What's trending: Ibrahimovic ready for Premier League; Messi hits No. 300

Here are the top stories from Thursday:

PSG:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not ruled out a move to the Premier League in the summer when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires, saying he is "in good shape" to play in England.

- Didier Drogba has leapt to the defence of fellow Ivorian Serge Aurier after he was suspended by Paris Saint-Germain for making derogatory remarks on social media. 

- Edinson Cavani's father has said the forward remains unhappy with his role at Paris Saint-Germain and that he would like to see him join Real Madrid, Manchester United or Juventus.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored his 300th Liga goal as Barcelona took on Sporting Gijon. The Argentine forward added his 301st just minutes later.

- All the stats you need on Lionel Messi's latest milestone are here

- Sporting Gijon manager Abelardo Fernandez has said Barcelona are "from another galaxy" after they beat his side 3-1

MAN UNITED: Louis van Gaal has said he personally would rather win the FA Cup than the Europa League, even though it would secure Champions League qualification. 

- Wayne Rooney is reportedly facing around two months out with a knee injury.

- The Daily Mirror suggests Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be reunited with former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in the summer.

REAL MADRID: Rafa Benitez says president Florentino Perez's impatience hurts the club's coaches

- Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 12th goal in the Champions League in the 2-0 win over Roma and reached 89 goals, extending his lead in the all-time list of the competition. Read the stats here.

- WATCH: ESPN FC's Sid Lowe says Cristiano Ronaldo is tired of the comparisons with Lionel Messi.

- British Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton has asked the European Commission to investigate whether taxpayers' money was used to underwrite Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid.

BUNDESLIGA: Hamburg have confirmed their interest in Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic.

MAN CITY: Ron-Robert Zieler's agent has told ESPN FC that Manchester City would be "an interesting option" for the Hannover 96 goalkeeper. 

- Manchester City still expect it to take as much as three years for their academy to start regularly producing first-team players, senior sources have told ESPN FC.

MLSObafemi Martins has said goodbye to Seattle Sounders fans ahead of his move to Shanghai Shenhua. 

- Dave Peacock, the former Anheuser-Busch executive who led the failed effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis, is part of a group trying to attract an MLS expansion franchise to the city.

TOTTENHAM: Mauricio Pochettino says Hugo Lloris is likely to miss Tottenham's next two matches against Fiorentina and Crystal Palace after suffering a shoulder injury in the dying moments of Sunday's 2-1 win at Manchester City.

FIFA: FIFA has announced that Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has been issued with a fine and a warning for his initial failure to cooperate with the Garcia Report into corruption within football.



Come back tomorrow for another roundup of the trending stories across world football.


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