Manchester United could make sensational swoop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United are reportedly one contact with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s representatives about a sensational return to Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic spent two seasons in Manchester, scoring 29 goals despite a serious knee injury ruling him out for a large chunk of his second season.

He departed for LA Galaxy and the MLS in 2018 and has become a star in that league too – scoring 31 goals in as many games. However, his contract is up in January and it doesn’t look like he will be signing a new contract there.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb has claimed that United could turn to the 38-year-old as a short-term solution to the club’s lack of striking options.

United sold Romelu Lukaku and let Alexis Sanchez leave on a season-long loan – both went to Inter Milan – but weren’t replaced. This has left United light up front, especially when Anthony Martial was injured.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with a bid for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January, but a move for Ibrahimovic would no doubt be popular.

However, United are likely to face competition to sign the Swede. He has been linked with a move to AC Milan and Bologna in Italy recently and others would surely be interested in signing him.

But what Ibrahimovic does will be down to him – as is everything he does – and retirement has not been ruled out either.

All the factz on Norwich City v Watford, including which TV channel its on

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It’s a battle of the bottom two in the Premier League tonight as Norwich City take on Watford at Carrow Road.

Watford have yet to register a win in the Premier League this season while Norwich’s form has fallen away dramatically after their victory over champions Manchester City. Both teams will be hoping to end their runs tonight.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Defence is Norwich’s main problem – they’ve conceded two or more goals in eight of their last nine matches.
  • Meanwhile Watford haven’t won any of their past 15 PL matches – their worst run in the top flight. This is also the first occasion they have failed to win any of their opening 11 fixtures of the season.
  • Watford will want to score first – Norwich have yet to win a point after going behind in a match this season.
  • Watford are the PL’s lowest scorers this season with just six strikes. No player has yet to score more than once.
  • Expect goals tonight – there hasn’t been a 0-0 draw between the sides since February 1988. That’s a run of 27 matches in all competitions.

Barcelona eye move for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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La Liga champions Barcelona are reportedly considering making a bid in January for new Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Barcelona are looking to bolster their attacking options, given that Luis Suarez is struggling with injuries and form currently.

Their bitter rivals Real Madrid are also said to be keeping tabs on the Gabon international, as manager Zinedine Zidane continues to refresh his squad.

Aubameyang has been a revelation in an Arsenal side that has struggled for consistency and has missed out on Champions League qualification for the past two seasons. He recently scored his 50th goal for the club in just his 78th appearance.

However, Aubameyang has yet to commit his long-term future to the Gunners and could be tempted to move on if they don’t reach the Champions League again this season.

It has been claimed that Arsenal would listen to offers if Aubameyang decides he wants to leave. However, they would not want to lose their star player who has scored so many goals for them since he arrived in January 2018. If they were to consider an offer, they would certainly want something in excess of £50 million.

Real Madrid plotting bid for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are considering making a player-plus-cash deal to try and tempt Manchester City into parting with Raheem Sterling, according to reports.

Sky Sports News has claimed that Real are lining up a bid of £70 million plus Gareth Bale for Sterling.

Madrid officials are understood to be monitoring Sterling’s performances for City and England over the next month before finalising their plans.

Los Blancos have a long-standing interest in Sterling – they met with his representatives in the summer but no bid was forthcoming – and president Florentino Perez is know to be a big fan of the player.

However, it is thought that City boss has little interest in signing 30-year-old Bale. He will also not want to part with a crucial part of his side who is entering the peak years of his career.

While Sterling is on record as saying he would like to play in La Liga at some point, it would likely take a bid of close to if not more than the £198 million record that Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar.

All the factz on Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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The second match in the Premier League today sees Tottenham Hotspur travel north to Goodison Park to take on Everton.

Both sides have had indifferent starts to the season, and both Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are under some pressure and could use a win to relieve some of it.

The match kicks off at 4.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Spurs enjoy playing Everton – they’re unbeaten in their last 13 matches against them (7 wins) – a run stretching back to 2012.
* Everton have lost 5 of their last 6 PL matches.
* However, Spurs haven’t won any of their last 11 league matches on the road – suffering 9 defeats in that run.
* Defence is Everton’s main problem – they’ve conceded 16 so far. Before this weekends fixtures, only the bottom 3 had conceded more.
* Harry Kane loves Everton – he’s scored 2 goals against them in each of his last 4 appearances against them.