Manchester United transfer news and rumours: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy, Arturo Vidal linked

A round-up of the latest stories regarding ins and outs at Old Trafford

Monday 29 January 2018 10:06
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Despite Jose Mourinho’s insistence that “nobody is leaving and nobody is coming” in the final days of the transfer window at Manchester United, reports on Monday suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly nearing the exit door.

According to ESPN, Los Angeles Galaxy are ready to take the 36-year-old striker away from Old Trafford, even though Ibrahimovic has struggled to fully recover from a serious knee ligament injury sustained last year.

Ibrahimovic has not featured for United since a disappointing display against Burnley on Boxing Day and the capture of Alexis Sanchez in the weeks since means that the Swede is no longer Mourinho’s main alternative to Romelu Lukaku up front.

Elsewhere, following Sanchez’s arrival, The Sun claim that United could add another Chilean to their ranks in Arturo Vidal.

The 30-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich in recent weeks following their signing of Leon Goretzka.

Vidal was linked with Old Trafford during Louis van Gaal’s days in charge and would add depth to a shallow part of United’s squad, though Chelsea may provide competition for his signature.

Meanwhile, remember Fabinho? The Monaco full back-cum-defensive midfielder was endlessly linked with United during the summer, only for a move not to transpire

The 24-year-old has now publicly claimed that he is ready for “a new challenge” and looking to leave the Stade Louis II.

“My time with Monaco was good, but I feel my time here is coming to an end,” he told Lance.

“I know that the club's vision is to try to finish second and qualify for the Champions League, without counting on big-name players, but on young players.

“I believe I have gone through this process. I arrived as an unknown, I made my name at the club, won things - but maybe I need a new challenge.”

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