LATEST – INJURED MAN UTD STRIKER ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC TO TAKE 50-MAN CLUB CONTINGENT TO DINNER (NEWS, GOSSIPS, GISTS, RUMOURS, TRANSFER SPECULATIONS & UPDATES)  

Man United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly planning to take 50 club staff and players out for dinner as he recovers from injury. The Swedish striker who is yet to decide whether he will undergo any of his nine-month rehabilitation at Carrington training ground, is paying for the first team, coaches and support staff, including masseurs and groundsmen to join him for the meal.

 

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, has been talking to Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo before a potential move to Stamford Bridge. Emenalo was behind Belgium international Lukaku’s move to Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011.

 

Liverpool are resigned to losing Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 24, this summer and want to bring in 25-year-old Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 25.

 

Manager Claude Puel is fighting to save his job at Southampton after a string of training ground bust-ups.

 

Man United are the favourites to sign Leicester City and Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 30, but face competition from Man City.

 

Inter Milan want Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to replace current boss Stefano Pioli, with the Serie A side ready to demote Pioli to managing their sister club, Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.

 

Man United will have to make Atletico Madrid’s France forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, the Premier League’s highest-paid player if they are serious about signing him this summer. A deal could cost the club £155m. Griezmann is reportedly attracted by the prospect of signing for United but has reservations about leaving Spain. Also, the Old Trafford club will discover in the next 24 hours if defenders Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw have a chance of being involved in the Europa League semi-final, first leg against Celta Vigo in Spain after both players had scans on Monday.

 

Arsenal are reluctant to increase Mesut Ozil’s contract offer amid growing concerns over his commitment.

 

Striker Sergio Aguero will have a scan on Wednesday to determine if he can play a part in the rest of Man City’s season.

 

Kyle Walker was furious after being dropped by Spurs, and Man City are primed to make a summer move.

 

Arsenal have Hoffenheim’s Alexander Rosen on their radar in their search for a director of football.

 

Mesut Ozil said farewell to White Hart Lane by taking his Arsenal frustration out on a door in the aftermath of the final north London derby to be played at Tottenham Hotspur’s traditional home.

 

Luke Shaw could miss the rest of Man United’s season and England’s World Cup Qualifier against Scotland after suffering another injury setback.

 

Tottenham could shelve their long-standing interest in Wilfried Zaha as a result of the Crystal Palace winger’s decision to represent Ivory Coast, amid concerns over his potential regular participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

Chelsea are confident they have won the race to land £50m-rated Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, after he turned down an offer from Arsenal.

 

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino, 23, will take just one week’s holiday this summer in an attempt to get sharper for next season. Berahino, has yet to score since a £12m move from West Brom in January.

 

Everton’s Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, 31, wants to return to Preston North End next season after a successful loan spell at the Championship club.

 

Former Everton and Arsenal forward Francis Jeffers is to step into the boxing ring for a Merseyside derby charity fight against ex-Liverpool winger David Thompson.

 

Former Man City trainee Ahmad Benali could return to England from Serie A – with Southampton and West Ham interested.

 

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is set to undergo a double hernia operation on Tuesday – after playing in agony for four months.

 

West Brom are weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon’s £30m-rated midfielder William Carvalho, 25, but face competition from Arsenal and Man City.

 

Premier League leaders Chelsea are favourites to sign 22-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

 

Mezut Ozil has yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal but only Fenerbahce have shown an interest in signing him, with the Gunners willing to listen to offers.

 

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could leave the Bernabeu as he has yet to agree fresh terms on his contract which expires in the summer.

 

Tottenham will offer right-back Kieran Trippier, 26, a new deal at the club to ward off interest from Everton.

 

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will hold talks with striker Andy Carroll, 28, at the end of the season over his injury record. England international Carroll has completed just 12 games this season.

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