Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, April 22: Ibrahimovic’s career OVER? Manchester United in stunning Real Madrid swap deal, Liverpool plot triple summer swoop

22 Apr

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

There are fears Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career could be over after the Manchester United striker reportedly ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Anderlecht in the Europa League(Daily Star)

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho will demand Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, and striker Alvaro Morata in exchange for 26-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea. (The Sun)

Manchester City are set to rival rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Antoine Griezmann this summer, with manager Pep Guardiola making the Atletico Madrid forward one of his top targets. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is targeting deals for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Fulham’s 16-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon this summer, and hope the lure of Champions League football will help bring them to Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are closing in on the £20million signing of Barcelona’s Turkey midfielder Arda Turan. The 30-year-old is set to replace Mesut Ozil at the Emirates, with the Germany playmaker’s contract due to expire next summer. (CNN Turk)

Man United are set to re-sign 24-year-old England defender Michael Keane this summer – two years after selling him to Burnley. (Daily Express)

But the Clarets are reportedly prepared to let Keane leave for nothing in 14 months’ time when his contract expires, if they don’t agree a fee with any suitor clubs. (Burnley Express)

Everton are facing a fight with Monaco to sign 19-year-old Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is rated at around £21m. (Daily Telegraph)

Here are the latest headlines:

Cesc Fabregas says John Terry is ‘irreplaceable’ for Chelsea as the long-serving skipper prepares to leave Stamford Bridge

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is a sacrificial lamb, according to Ray Wilkins

Andy Townsend joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast and paid tribute to his former Aston Villa teammate Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of just 44

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has hailed the management style of current Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane

Tottenham want to offer former Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin a second shot at Premier League football

Bayern Munich are targeting former Tottenham favourite Luka Modric

Real Madrid are yet to make contact with Monaco over a move for Arsenal and Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe

Everton are confident of wrapping up a deal for highly-rated Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal this summer

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