Transfer news and rumours of the day: 5th June, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s reported move to Manchester United remains the talk of the town with fresh reports suggesting that the 34-year-old has already agreed terms to play at Old Trafford next season. Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, who was instrumental in guiding the Foxes to their maiden Premier League title, is also said to be close to a switch to North London side Arsenal. We take a look at the transfer news and rumours of the day from around the world.
- Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is considering his future at Turin, with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germin reportedly keen to sign the 32-year-old. The Swiss international, who moved to the Old Lady from Lazio in 2011 has managed to win 10 trophies during his five-year stint, which includes five Serie A titles. With former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves close to signing for the reigning Italian champions, the future of Lichtsteiner remains in doubt.
- Napoli defender Raul Albiol has expressed his desire to return to Spain and re-unite with his former side Valencia, according to the club’s sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch. The 30-year-old had moved to the Italian outfit from Real Madrid in 2013, having come through the youth ranks of Los Che. Pitarch said: "The situation is in Napoli's hands. The player wants to come, but he has a [one-year] contract left over there."
- Former Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has confirmed that he will be signing for Italian champions Juventus in the coming days. The 33-year-old signed for Barcelona in 2008 and spent 8 successful seasons with the Catalan giants winning six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues among various other trophies.
“I am always happy, but even more so now. The moment to change had arrived. I have won a lot at Barcelona, I enjoyed it, but the moment for new challenges arrived. I want to enjoy at Juventus and try to win in Europe. In the next few days I will go to Turin to sign [my contract],” Alves was quoted as saying by Sportitalia.