Ibrahimovic to turn down £120m offer in China to extend Man United stay
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Zlatan to turn down China for United stay
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reject the chance to leave Manchester United and move to China in order to stay at Old Trafford for another year, according to the Daily Mail.
The 35-year-old striker has scored 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Red Devils since joining as a free agent last summer. But, according to the report, the Chinese government has put together a £120 million deal to tempt him to the Chinese Super League.
Having turned down an offer in the region of £56m a year to move to China last summer, the Swede's form in the Premier League has only increased his profile in the Far East, but also proved to himself and Jose Mourinho that he is deserving of a contract extension with United.
Man City keen on January Ox deal
Arsene Wenger's joke that Manchester "City were good clients" could come back to haunt him in the January transfer window, with Pep Guardiola keen on landing £25m-rated Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, reports the Sun.
Bacary Sagna, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor all left Arsenal for City between 2009 and 2014, and although Wenger has said the Gunners are in a better financial position now and has warned Guardiola off his player, there is said to be interest from the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has 18 months left on his current Arsenal contract with no talks about a renewal planned. And it is reported the 23-year-old will consider his options next month.
Arsenal consider Isco loan
Arsenal could make a loan move for out-of-favour Real Madrid playmaker Isco in January, according to the Sunday People, but Los Blancos remain keen for the Spain international to commit his future to them despite not offering him guaranteed playing time.
The English outlet reports that Wenger may attempt to take the 24-year-old, who is under contract until 2018, on an initial loan for the second half of the season before completing a permanent deal next summer.
However, Isco's valuation could prove to be a sticking point. The European champions reportedly would want £25m up front for any permanent deal, while the Gunners would prefer to pay closer to £17m plus add-ons.
- To say West Ham United are admirers of Chelsea would be an understatement. The Mail claims the Hammers have made enquiries about the availability of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and striker Michy Batshuayi.
- Premier League champions Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur are both monitoring Joe Hart's availability, writes the Sun. The Foxes are reportedly lining up a shock move for the Manchester City goalkeeper amid fears that Kasper Schmeichel's head has been turned, while Spurs are described as "admirers" of England No. 1 Hart.
- Wenger is keen for Rob Holding to leave Arsenal on loan in January, with a number of Championship clubs keen to offer the England under-21 international a taste of regular football, according to the Sunday People. It is not guaranteed Holding will have to drop down a division though, with some Premier League sides also interested in the defender.
- Everton have struggled for form in recent weeks, winning only one Premier League game in 11. But new arrivals in the January transfer window could help reinvigorate the squad for a better second half of the season. The Mail links the Toffees with Charlton's 19-year-old prodigy Ademola Lookman, Manchester United's unwanted Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, AIK's "next Zlatan" Alexander Isak, and Burnley defender Michael Keane.