LATEST – ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC & TYRONE MINGS CHARGED WITH VIOLENT CONDUCT BY FA (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

LATEST –  ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC & TYRONE MINGS CHARGED WITH VIOLENT CONDUCT BY FA (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)

Man United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings have been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association (FA). The pair clashed during the 1-1 draw between their sides on Saturday when Mings, 23, landed on the United forward’s head with his stud. Moments later, Ibrahimovic caught Mings in the face with his elbow at a corner.

Both players have until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to reply to the charge.

 

Barcelona are ready to offer 29-year-old forward Lionel Messi a salary of 35m euros (£30m) a year to sign a new contract with the club.

 

Bayer Leverkusen have named Tayfun Korkut as their head coach until the end of the season, after sacking Roger Schmidt. Schmidt lost his job after four defeats in six Bundesliga games, ending with a 6-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund.

Ex-Hannover boss Korkut, 42, was named Kaiserslautern boss last summer but resigned after only six months.

Leverkusen are 10th in the league and trail Atletico Madrid 4-2 in their Champions League last-16 tie.

 

German midfielder Mesut Ozil is set to miss Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday because of an illness. Manager Arsene Wenger said the 28-year-old is expected to be fit for the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Lincoln City on Saturday.

 

Premier League leaders Chelsea are ‘almost unstoppable’ and Man City must win every game to stay in the title race, says boss Pep Guardiola.

 

PSG are leading the chase to sign Alexis Sanchez, 28, with the Chilean set to leave following a row with his Gunners team-mates and manager Arsene Wenger. He was consequently dropped from the starting line-up for sake of team harmony in the 3-1 loss at Anfield. Also, Wenger was prepared to drop Mesut Ozil, 28, for Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool, had the Germany midfielder not been missing through illness.

 

Chelsea and Man City target Leonardo Bonucci, 29, says he wants to see out his current contract at Juventus, which runs until 2021.

 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident of signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 24, in a potential £30m move this summer.

 

Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof, 22, is set to stay at the Portuguese club amid interest from Man United after signing a contract extension to 2021.

 

England manager Gareth Southgate will attend Monday’s game between Chelsea and West Ham as he considers calling up Hammers striker Andy Carroll.

 

Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez will attend Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich to scout Hector Bellerin. The right-back has been continually linked with a return to Camp Nou but signed a contract extension this season to put such rumours to bed. However, as Arsenal crumble in the Champions League and Premier League, the 21-year-old could be convinced to trade north London for Catalunya as Barca begin preparations for life after Luis Enrique.

 

PSG are keen on Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. Report says that the Ligue 1 champions would like to bring the frustrated England international to France on loan, rather than pay £30 million, as they look to boost their attacking options.

 

Chelsea will have to pay £70 million if they are to secure the services of Marco Reus. The Borussia Dortmund forward is understood to be a target for a number of Premier League clubs, with Chelsea and Arsenal said to be leading the race for the 27-year-old, whose contract expires in 2019. However, a hefty fee will have to exchange hands before any move materialises.

 

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has reached a verbal agreement with Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger should he stand down. With Wenger’s future at the Emirates Stadium uncertain, Allegri is in pole position to take over if the Frenchman declines to extend his 20-year tenure beyond the end of 2016-17.

 

Man City and Man United could miss out on 16-year-old Ajax forward Daishawn Redan, with German side RB Leipzig closing in on a deal.

 

In-form Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 32, is not just terrorising opposition defences but is frightening his team-mates in training, says Swans left-back Martin Olsson.

 

Southampton forward Manolo Gabbiadini, 25, will be playing for Real Madrid next season if he keeps up his scoring form, ex-Sampdoria team-mate and current Watford striker Stefano Okaka says.

 

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, wanted to move to Marseille instead of former club Leicester but the Foxes offered Caen more money, according to former team-mate.

 

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, says he wants to stay with the French champions and win the Champions League with them.

 

River Plate prodigy Joaquin Perez, 17, has put Premier League clubs on alert after revealing his admiration for English football.

 

Sergio Ramos has denied reports of a rift at Real Madrid and says he has never questioned Cristiano Ronaldo’s attitude.

 

Arsenal expect Alexis Sanchez to leave this summer and are already planning for life without the Chilean. Alexis is out of contract in 2018 and is yet to sign a new deal, leaving the Gunners to identify Alexandre Lacazette, Andre Silva and Marco Reus as their top targets to replace him.

 

Man United boss Jose Mourinho is preparing a sensational move for Real Madrid duo Toni Kroos and Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window. Kroos is reportedly unsettled in the Spanish capital, despite recently signing a new long-term deal at the club, and is being targeted to partner Paul Pogba in the United midfield. Mourinho is also looking to shore up his defence at Old Trafford, and sees Varane, who he presented with his Real Madrid debut during his stint at the La Liga club, as a possible candidate.

 

Inter Milan are looking to replace Stefano Pioli with Man City manager Pep Guardiola. Should Pioli leave the club in the summer, Inter will attempt to prise Guardiola from the Premier League, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone a back-up option should the move fail.

 

Man United are considering a £35 million bid for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier. Jose Mourinho had previously looked at signing the England international in January, but will renew his interest when the transfer window re-opens in the summer. However, Mauricio Pochettino is reluctant to sell the 23-year-old and may hold out for in excess of £45m.

 

Lionel Messi has made it clear to the Barcelona hierarchy that he wants Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona. The Argentine is currently in talks over a new deal at Camp Nou, and also believes the Blaugrana need four new signings to become the best team in the world once more, with Hector Bellerin and Moussa Dembele among those the club have looked at.

 

Tottenham have earmarked Roma coach Luciano Spalletti as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino should the latter take over at Barcelona. Pochettino has reportedly been earmarked by Barcelona as a replacement for Luis Enrique, who announced he would not be at the Catalans next season, and Spurs have been searching out a replacement. Spalletti – whose contract at Roma is up this summer – is considered an attractive proposition at White Hart Lane given his football philosphies are in line with theirs, though Tottenham are also considering Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini, Eusebio Di Francesco of Sassuolo and Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo.

 

Torino have emerged as a contender to sign Joe Hart from Man City permanently this summer. It was previously thought that the £20 million City have been demanding for their out-of-favour goalkeeper was out of reach for the Granata, who took him on loan last summer after Claudio Bravo moved to the Etihad Stadium. But Torino could now raise the funds after being impressed with Hart’s performances as well as his standing in the dressing room, with meetings planned with City in the coming months to attempt to find a solution for all parties.

 

With Luis Enrique to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season, the Camp Nou side are considering Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as a potential replacement. However, the Italian is not one of the favourites for the role, with the preferred candidates being Ernesto Valverde of Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli.

 

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is among the players Liverpool are targeting should they qualify for the Champions League next season. Jurgen Klopp is aware of the lack of depth in his squad and wants five or six new signings this summer, with RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita also an option.

 

Leicester City have approached Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill for talks over their vacant managerial position. Interim boss Craig Shakespeare remains the favourite to remain in charge of the Foxes, however, the club continue to pursue other options should the form of the Premier League champions continue to suffer in the coming weeks.

 

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is the latest Premier League player to be targeted by the super-rich Chinese Super League. The Belgian is the joint-top scorer of the English top flight and is wanted by Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian, while Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also said to be interested.

 

Man United will turn their attention to an £80 million deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane if they miss out on Antoine Griezmann. The Atletico Madrid forward remains Jose Mourinho’s top target for the summer window, but a list of alternatives is being drawn up at Old Trafford.

 

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been the subject of several bids from Man United. The Argentine is yet to commit to fresh terms with the Serie A champions and is also being closely monitored by Barcelona and Real Madrid.

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has begun talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge. The Italian looks set to lead the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, and the club are keen to tie him down until 2021.

 

Tottenham could offer Luke Shaw a route out of Man United this summer. Spurs are bracing themselves for a bid from Man City for Danny Rose, and see Shaw as the ideal replacement despite his struggles at Old Trafford this season.

 

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