Headlines Today: 40-Year-Old Ibrahimovic Signs Milan Contract Extension; Ronaldo Linked to Atletico Madrid

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Tuesday’s newspapers…

AC Milan Football Club is pleased to announce that it has agreed a contract extension with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Swedish striker has signed with the club until 30 June 2023. He will continue to wear the number 11 shirt of the Red and Black for the new season.

According to previous Di Marzio sources, Ibe’s contract will be renewed for between €1 million and €1.5 million per year, with bonuses related to appearances/goals/assists.

Last season Ibe played 27 games for AC Milan in all competitions, starting 12, scoring 8 goals and contributing 2 assists, helping Milan win the Serie A title after 11 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo May Well Head Back to Madrid, But For Atletico Madrid

Recent rumours of a Crosby departure have caused a lot of debate. According to As newspaper, the Portuguese superstar is currently linked with Atletico Madrid and Simeone himself is fond of Crosby.

According to As, Atletico could see some personnel changes this summer, with Morata and Correa likely to leave the club. Simeone himself is fond of Cristiano, both in public and in private, and he has said that Cairo is a player with a difference.

Cristiano Ronaldo

As revealed in As, Atletico have made some contact with Cairo, but they cannot afford such a signing right now. The club would need €40 million from a sale, and even if they were eligible to sign, Atletico would have to have more money.

The newspaper said that Simeone sees Cairo as the perfect replacement for Suarez, while the Portuguese superstar has more sporting and commercial influence, being the footballer with the biggest following in the world, and his arrival would have a greater impact on the club. The player himself enjoys life in Madrid and could continue to play in the Champions League if he joins Atletico.

It is reported that Cairo is still in Portugal and he had a talk with Tenhaag a few days ago, the United boss wanted him to stay but the Portuguese did not change his mind.

Chelsea are looking to sell Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley

According to the Mirror, Chelsea are looking to let their midfielder ROSS Barkley leave the team before the start of the new season.

The outlet states that Chelsea believe Barkley’s salary of over £100,000 per week is too high and that Tuchel also lacks confidence in Barkley and believes he is a long way from being successful at Chelsea.

Barkley moved to Chelsea from Everton in January 2018 for a fee of £15 million. He spent the 2020-21 season on loan at Aston Villa, but did not perform well and thus Villa did not opt for a buyout. Since returning to Chelsea last season, he has made just six Premier League appearances for them, starting once.

The outlet also said that Everton and Aston Villa are the two clubs that could sign Barkley this summer.

Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal, Here We Go!

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Arsenal and Manchester City have agreed a deal on Friday for the £30m transfer fee and personal terms have been agreed for the player himself, who has been keen to be reunited with Arteta.”

Sources from The Athletic’s celebrity journalist David Ornstein add that the deal also has a £2million floating bonus clause.

As previously reported, Zinchenko will sign with Arsenal until 2026 and Arsenal will arrange a medical for him this week.

Haller Checked for Testicular Tumour, Has Returned to Dortmund

At Borussia Dortmund’s full squad training camp in Switzerland, Dortmund’s new boy Haller underwent a medical examination due to discomfort and a tumour in his testicle was eventually discovered. He will undergo further tests at a specialised medical centre in the coming days.

Sébastien Haller

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Kyle said: “This news today is a shock for Sebastian and for all of us. The entire Dortmund family hopes that Sebastian will make a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can embrace him again soon. We will do everything we can to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment.”

EA SPORTS Has Released the Cover of FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition, Featuring Paris Star Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea Women’s Footballer Kerr

Kylian Mbappé and Sam Kerr

Game company EA SPORTS has unveiled the cover stars of the latest edition of its acclaimed FIFA series, FIFA 23, in the form of Paris’ French striker Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea Ladies’ Australian striker Kerr.

This is the first time that a female footballer has appeared on the global cover of the FIFA series, while Mbappe is appearing on the cover of the FIFA series for the third year in a row.

In addition, the FIFA 23 trailer will be released on 20 July.

Dortmund vs Valencia 1−3

Dortmund vs Valencia

Borussia Dortmund and Valencia played a pre-season friendly in Switzerland. In the first half, Gaya hit the post with a free kick, Reus pushed his shot over the crossbar and Castillejo assisted Gonzalo Geddes to score. In the second half, Binoé Gittens scored from a penalty and Reus hit the equaliser, before Maranhão scored and Gonzalo Guedes added a second with a shot. In the end, Dortmund went down 1-3 to Valencia.

DAILY MAIL

Erik ten Hag has spoken with Sir Alex Ferguson over his new job as Manchester United boss, the Dutchman has revealed.

Billy Gilmour is set for another loan spell away from Chelsea after being released from the first team’s pre-season training squad, with former manager Frank Lampard said to be interested in bringing him on board at Everton.

Aaron Ramsey is in talks with Juventus to settle the final year of his contract and allow him to sign for another club for free.

Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos and Takefusa Kubo are amongst the most prominent names on Real Madrid’s eight-man unwanted list.

Newly-promoted Fulham have made their move to sign Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet.

Mikel Arteta is determined to break the curse of the Arsenal captaincy after years of circus surrounding the armband.

THE TIMES

West Ham United are increasingly confident of signing Jesse Lingard and have submitted a £30m bid for Chelsea’s Armando Broja.

Jesse Lingard

Premier League clubs are prepared to agree to a voluntary ban on shirt sponsorship by betting companies, subject to certain conditions and a transition period.

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester United have been told that they would have to shell out another £40m to seal a deal for Kyle Walker-Peters this summer.

Chelsea are looking to get rid of Ross Barkley ahead of the fast-approaching season.

Arsenal’s hopes of landing Lyon star Lucas Paqueta have been handed a huge boost with the Ligue 1 side having dropped their excessive demands.

Nuno Tavares will reportedly reject a loan move to Marseille this summer with Arsenal keen to move the defender on before the end of the transfer window.

Daily Telegraph

Erik ten Hag suggested he could build his Manchester United team around Cristiano Ronaldo and raised the prospect of keeping the inconsistent Portuguese star for the next two years.

Aston Villa are in danger of losing out on a multi-million pound transfer fee after Kani Chukwumka rejected a proposal to extend his contract at Villa Park.

His lawyers claim that new Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucoure is the victim of blackmail and attempted extortion.

DAILY EXPRESS

Leeds have reportedly given up their transfer chase of Charles De Ketelaere as the Club Brugge attacker would prefer to move to AC Milan.

Frenkie de Jong has explicitly slammed Barcelona after ‘liking’ an Instagram post that was openly critical of the club.

Frenkie de Jong

Manchester City have completed the signing of Everton wonderkid Emilio Lawrence, according to reports.

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to snatch Sevilla defender Jules Kounde from under the nose of Chelsea, according to reports.

Liverpool have reportedly identified Rennes star Martin Terrier as a replacement for Roberto Firmino.

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly set to enter a transfer battle for 15-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.

West Ham are reportedly closing in on a sensational triple transfer swoop with Jesse Lingard and Amadou Onana set to join Armando Broja.

DAILY RECORD

Highly rated St Mirren star Dylan Reid has turned down the chance to join Celtic following talks.

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