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Trending: Ibrahimovic on a par with Cantona, Ramos hits out at Pique

The FC boys praise Zlatan's showing in the EFL Cup, and debating if this is crucial for Man United or not going forward.
Jose Mourinho insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic's success since his decision to move to England is down to him.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rose to the occasion with a dramatic game-winner to seal the League Cup title for Man United.

Here are the latest stories for Monday.

MAN UNITEDGary Neville believes EFL Cup hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has the same aura as Eric Cantona at Manchester United.

- Jose Mourinho admitted that Manchester United's 3-2 win in the EFL Cup final was "unfair" on Southampton on Sunday. Ander Herrera hailed the performances of teammates Ibrahimovic and David De Gea.

- Mourinho has claimed Manchester United supporters may be forced to plead with Ibrahimovic to extend his stay at Old...

Transfer Rater: Real Madrid target Aubameyang and Hazard

Rumours
The latest transfer rumours from around the world.

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for the latest gossip.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Real Madrid

European champions Real Madrid have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's star striker Pierre-Emerick...

Real Madrid flexes their attacking muscle, Messi saves Barca's blushes

The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's comeback over Villarreal, and how it bolsters their title credentials.

Five thoughts from another extra dramatic weekend in La Liga as Real Madrid remain top despite a scare, but with Barcelona and Sevilla hot on their heels.

1. Madrid's attacking power cracks it

With Real Madrid 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday evening, and set to lose top spot in the table with a second away defeat in four days, Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane withdrew holding midfielder Casemiro to send on playmaker Isco.

This did not seem like a good call at the time, especially as Villarreal were...

Aguero targets move to Real Madrid as big clubs queue up for PSG star Rabiot

Steve Nicol assesses the latest rumours surrounding Adrien Rabiot, Alvaro Morata, Alexis Sanchez and more.
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Sergio Aguero has reportedly made up his mind that he wants to join Real Madrid.

January has come and gone, but Transfer Talk is already monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals here.

Aguero 'targeting move to Real Madrid'

There has been no shortage of speculation about the future of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, and now the Sun says the player has decided what he intends to do next.

It reports that the Argentina international has made up his mind that he "wants to join Real Madrid at the end of the season" after being dropped...

Carvajal impeccable, Ronaldo nearing top form as Real fight back at Villarreal

The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's comeback over Villarreal, and how it bolsters their title credentials.
Real Madrid pulled off a stunning, come-from-behind victory to reclaim top spot in La Liga with a 3-2 win over Villarreal.
A flurry of late goals saw Real Madrid reverse a 2-0 deficit, as they came back to win 3-2 against Villarreal at El Madrigal.
A flurry of late goals saw Real Madrid reverse a 2-0 deficit, as they came back to win 3-2 against Villarreal at El Madrigal.

Real Madrid won an extremely demanding match in Villarreal, coming back from 2-0 down and keeping the lead in the La Liga standings with a 3-2 win. The home side dominated for the opening hour, controlling possession and creating clear chances, but the participation of Isco Alarcon and Madrid's final push proved too much for the hosts.

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The victory was key to keep La Liga's top spot and recover morale after the midweek loss in Valencia. Gareth Bale showed he adds something special to the...

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Real Madrid try to forget Valencia, but remember lessons for Villarreal

The crew discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's comments after Real's loss at Valencia and how he's treated compared to his teammates.

Real Madrid travel to the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday evening for their second away game in five days and Zinedine Zidane will be eager to expunge the memory of his side's 2-1 defeat to Valencia at Mestalla when the curse of the first January fixture was detonated on a delayed fuse.

Carlo Ancelotti was beaten by the same score on January 4, 2015 and 364 days later Rafa Benitez's tenure came to an abrupt end when he failed to guide Madrid to victory against his old club. Originally scheduled...