The Late Episode: Football Transfer News And Rumors From Around The World

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become the world’s highest-paid player if he leaves Manchester United for China at the end of the season. The Swede has taken the Premier League by storm this season and United want him to stay on beyond the end of his current deal, which expires in June. (AS)

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl will be world class. During a Twitter Q&A session the former Bayern Munich man lavished praise on his compatriot and further fuelled the belief held by many that the Madrid giants will make a move for the midfielder in the summer as a replacement for Kroos. (AS)


Chelsea summer target James Rodriguez now looks likely to stay at Real Madrid. The Colombian wants to extend his contract with Los Blancos in the summer and believes the departure of Spanish playmaker Isco, who wants more first-team football, could play a part. (Marca)


Borussia Dortmund are expected to make an offer of 60m euros for long-term Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette in the summer. The 25-year-old French striker has publicly announced that it may be the perfect time for him to move on and he was expected to be heading to one of Europe’s elite clubs. Dortmund weren’t one of the clubs in the frame initially but with the future of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang uncertain, it appears the Bundesliga giants are now looking into the possibility of landing the Lyon star. (SportBild)

RB Leipzig have taken the Bundesliga by storm this season and sit just seven points behind Bayern Munich. If their form continues they will all but guarantee Champions League football next season. But they aren’t guaranteed a place in next season’s campaign as two clubs owned by the same company are not allowed to compete in Europe at the same time. Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz also owns Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. (SportBild)

Following on from their 6-2 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen have parted ways with Roger Schmidt. He departs the club with them sat in 10th position in the Bundesliga and with an uphill task in the Champions League as they head to Spain trailing 4-2 to Atletico Madrid. (SportBild)



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