Man United reunion for Ibrahimovic, Mourinho; Klopp plots Bundesliga raid
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TOP STORY: Ibra, Mou planning Old Trafford reunion
Paris Saint-Germain talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic dropped a hint about the next club he'll play for, and it could involve a reunion with a former manager. The Mirror reports that Ibra says he's "in shape" for a shot at the Premier League, with the outlet suggesting the Sweden international could end up at a Jose Mourinho-managed Manchester United.
Mourinho, who remains confident he'll be the next manager at Old Trafford, coached Ibrahimovic when he played at Inter Milan. With the 34-year-old out of contract at the end of the season -- and telling anyone who will listen to "expect big things" -- the pieces of this blockbuster transfer puzzle seem to fit together nicely.
Liverpool plan £114m Bundesliga raid
Sky Germany journalist Kristian Sommer claims that Liverpool could make summer moves for Bundesliga trio Leroy Sane, Granit Xhaka and Mario Gotze for a combined £114 million. As Jurgen Klopp continues to build his own squad, he will use his Bundesliga expertise to sign three of the league's most talented youngsters.
Sommer told the Liverpool Echo: "Would Jurgen Klopp continue shopping in the Bundesliga? Definitely, because it is the league he knows inside out. Matip's teammate at Schalke Leroy Sane is currently being chased by many Premier League clubs.
"Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach could be a possible target for the position in defensive midfield and it could be quite interesting to see what happens with one of Klopp's former favourites, Mario Gotze."
Leicester prepare to splash cash this summer
With a Champions League spot seemingly ever closer, Leicester's ambitious owners in Thailand are ready to spend big this summer in order to compete with Europe's finest. The Foxes' shock title bid has been the story of the Premier League season so far and the club look set for a top-four finish as they sit 12 points above fifth-place Manchester United -- a feat that would earn the club a mammoth £87m. If they were to go the distance and lift the title, Leicester would be on course to bank around £91m.
The East Midlands club recently gave star striker Jamie Vardy a new contract until 2019 worth around £13m, and the club also aim to tie down Riyad Mahrez, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson and Kasper Schmeichel on extended deals. The Mirror reports an additional £20m in moves for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa and Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic are likely this summer after their numerous January advances were rejected.
West Brom join race for Nordtveit
West Brom have joined the summer scrap to sign Norway midfielder Havard Nordtveit, reports The Mirror. Nordtveit, a former Arsenal trainee, will become a free agent at the end of the season after stalling on a new deal with Borussia Monchengladbach. The German side still hope to tie down the Norwegian, who can play defensive midfield or across the back four, but Albion have joined Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton in keeping tabs on him.
The Baggies' interest in Nordtveit has come about with their Argentinian midfielder Claudio Yacob thought to be a £3.5m summer target for Sevilla. Yacob, 28, is under contract at The Hawthorns until the end of next season. He has been targeted by the Spanish club as a replacement for Ever Banega, who is set to join Inter Milan this summer.
- Robert Lewandowski is prepared to snub a big-money move to the Premier League to agree a new deal at Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail. The Polish striker signed a five-year deal when he joined Bayern on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, but has been strongly linked with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.
- Blackburn boss Paul Lambert claims he handed in his resignation at Aston Villa after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, Wilfried Bony and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to a lack of financial backing. That's from the Express.
- Celtic have announced the signing of 17-year-old midfielder Kristoffer Ajer on a four-year deal from IK Start in Norway, according to the SPFL website. The teenager will move to Parkhead in the summer and feels he can make an impact when he links up with Ronny Deila's squad.