Transfer news and rumours of the day: 23rd June, 2016
Jamie Vardy’s future was the talk of the transfer market since quite a few weeks now, but all speculations have been put to rest as Leicester City have officially announced that the 29-year-old striker will sign a new four-year contract with the club after Euro 2016. Vardy was heavily linked to Arsenal after the Gunners reportedly triggered the £20million release clause in his contract and the announcement has forced Arsene Wenger to look elsewhere for a striker.
Also, the hot topic throughout social media is the announcement of Paul Scholes as a marquee signing for the Premier Futsal League which is set to take place in India from July 15.
Here are the transfer news and rumours from 23 June.
- AC Milan are set to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic €11 million a year, with bonuses included, reports Sportsmediaset. The supposedly incoming new Chinese owners are keen to see the deal through. The former Milan forward will reportedly be offered €8 million + €3 million in bonuses, but the move is possible only if the Chinese owners take over. Zlatan is believed to be keen on a return to the Italian giants himself, but the offer must be comparable to Manchester United’s, who have been heavily linked with the Swedish striker.
- Juventus are reportedly planning to offer Paul Pogba an improved contract to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Guardian. The Bianconeri will raise Pogba’s wages from €5 million per season to €7 million in an effort to convince him to stay in Italy. Juve have also reportedly demanded €120 million from Real Madrid for the Frenchman which Los Blancos are unlikely to meet.
- Napoli have rejected a €25 million bid from Stoke CIty for Manolo Gabbiadini, says Tuttomercatoweb. The Partenopei are looking for €30 million for the player, who was largely in the shadow of Gonzalo Higuain throughout last season. Stoke’s rejected bid has prompted West Ham United to join the race.