Transfer News Roundup: Manchester United in advanced talks to sign Paul Pogba


With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

The transfer window is now officially open and almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you some of the latest stories from the last 24 hours.

Manchester United in advanced talks for Pogba

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Paul Pogba.

The Juventus midfielder is a man in demand this summer. The former United academy graduate is one of the best players in his position right now and Jose Mourinho is ready to break the bank for his services.

Daily Star claim that the Premier League giants are in advanced talks to sign the Juventus star.

The 23 year old has been linked with Real Madrid as well, but the report adds that Pogba could complete his move back to Old Trafford once the Euros are over.

The French international is expected to cost around 80 million pounds.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins Manchester United

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now confirmed his move to Manchester United.

The former PSG striker announced his move on Twitter.

The 34 year old world class striker will sign a one year deal with the Old Trafford outfit and will look to help Jose Mourinho win the Premier League in his first season in charge of the Red Devils.

Ibrahimovic scored 50 goals last season and will be a tremendous addition to the side alongside Martial and Rashford.

Daily Star add that Zlatan has already agreed terms and has passed his Manchester United medical.

Neymar signs new Barcelona deal

Brazilian superstar Neymar has ended all speculations surrounding his future by signing a new deal at Barcelona.

The world class winger was being linked with a move away from Camp Nou after a disagreement on the terms of his new deal, but it seems that all parties have come to an agreement now.

The player has now signed a 5 year deal with the Spanish champions and expressed his delight on social media.

His Instagram post read: “Very happy to continue living that dream! Long live Barca! Long live Catalonia!”.

Neymar has already won the La Liga and Champions league with Barcelona in his two seasons at the Catalan club and will now look to focus on the Olympics with Brazil before the new season of club football begins.

Watford turn down huge Ighalo bid

Watford have turned down a whopping 38 million pounds bid for their coveted striker Odion Ighalo.

The Premier League striker is a target for the Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG.

It seems that Watford are keen to hold on to their prized assets this summer. They have already turned down a massive bid for Troy Deeney from Leicester, earlier this summer.

Ighalo scored 17 goals in 42 appearances last season and has been linked with a move away from the club but the owner, Giampaolo Pozzo, will not sell the striker.

Hulk agrees big money move to China

Once heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, the Brazilian winger Hulk has now completed a big money move to China.

He became the most expensive signing in Asian football with a £46.1m move to Shanghai SIPG from Zenit St Petersburg.

The 29 year old winger has scored 21 goals for Zenit last season and would be a tremendous coup for the Chinese league.

It seems that the Chinese Football Association is fully committed to their plan of becoming a “world football superpower” by 2050. They announced their plans of a footballing revolution back in March and all of these big money signings are massive statements of their intent.

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