Sport Man Utd exit door open, but Ibrahimovic to LA Galaxy talk has got 'nowhere'

15:08  09 february  2018
15:08  09 february  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Schmid not ruling out possibility of Ibra signing for Galaxy

  Schmid not ruling out possibility of Ibra signing for Galaxy While the manager didn't rule out the possibility of landing the Swede, he claims to be in the dark on any impending dealThe Galaxy have been strongly linked with a move for the 36-year-old in recent days, with Ibrahimovic's contract set to expire at the end of the current season.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set for LA Galaxy . United ’s signing of Alexis Sanchez this month could make it even harder for Ibrahimovic to get back into the starting XI, with Man Utd transfer news: Mourinho opens door for one exit but desperate for key MUFC star to stay.

Marcus Rashford (left) may get fewer minutes if Man Utd sign top players. 17.40: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly set to sign for MLS side LA Galaxy . Spanish outlet Marca claim the striker had a pre-arranged agreement between both clubs dating back to March.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be kept at Manchester United against his will, but a potential move to LA Galaxy has got “nowhere” as yet.

The Red Devils re-signed the experienced striker after helping him to recover from knee surgery – with a 28-goal haul in 2016-17 having highlighted his worth.

At 36 years of age, however, the enigmatic Swede has struggled to find peak fitness at Old Trafford and seen his game time severely restricted as a result.

With Jose Mourinho having other options at his disposal, including January signing Alexis Sanchez, a possible switch to MLS has been mentioned for Ibrahimovic.

Mourinho has admitted that he will not stand in the way of a United exit, but Galaxy president Chris Klein has suggested that his side have nothing in the pipeline, telling MLS Soccer: “We're nowhere.

Ibrahimovic to Galaxy just speculation, says Schmid

  Ibrahimovic to Galaxy just speculation, says Schmid Sigi Schmid responded to speculation over LA Galaxy's reported pursuit of Manchester United's soon-to-be free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic.LA Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid played down reports linking the MLS side with Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has held talks with LA Galaxy as Manchester United striker is targeted for summer switch, according to former GM Alexi Lalas. Man Utd news: All the latest from Jose Mourinho's men . Reports on Thursday suggested LA Galaxy were considering an ambitious bid.

Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United would not prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from leaving the club amid links with MLS side LA Galaxy . The 116-cap former Sweden international striker joined Man Utd in 2016 after his contract with French giants Paris Saint-Germain expired.

“We wouldn't comment on it.”

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Pressed further on whether any talks have been held, Klein added: “We wouldn't [confirm that]. It's unfair, because he's contracted to another club.”

While those in the Los Angeles boardroom are reluctant to be drawn into a debate regarding Ibrahimovic’s future, those on the playing side are happy to talk up a possible high-profile arrival.

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said on the rumours: “If it happens, it happens, and once it happens, then we'll give thought to it.

“Right now, it's preparing the group that I have and preparing the group that I have to win games.

“He's a big player. Big players have an impact on your team, whether that's Zlatan or whether that's [Lionel] Messi or a Neymar – guys like that have an impact on your team."

Toronto FC signs former PSG defender Van der Wiel

  Toronto FC signs former PSG defender Van der Wiel The Reds have completed a move for the Dutch international right back, who will replace Steven Beitashour in the defending MLS Cup champions' backlineVan der Wiel joined Cagliari last summer from Turkish side Fenerbahce, but made just five Serie A appearances before completing the move to Major League Soccer. The 25-year-old has also played for Ajax and Paris Saint-Germain during his 10-year career.

Mourinho opens up: Man Utd boss talks Zlatan return, Morata and Matic pursuits, and Lukaku. Manchester United ’s players are currently being put through their paces in the States ahead of their first pre-season outing against LA Galaxy tomorrow.

Having vowed to return stronger than ever, Marca claim Ibrahimovic will take the same path as David Beckham in moving to California where LA Galaxy hope he will be fit for the start of Van Dijk signs on dotted line as transfer window opens with £75m deal Defender declares: 'I can't wait to get started'.

Mexican forward Giovani dos Santos has added: “I don't know if it's going to happen.

“I respect him. I think he's one of the best players in history, you know, the greatest striker.

"A player like him, I think, is welcome in every team.”

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Fox could have 'ripped baby to pieces' in attack .
A mother has said her seven-month-old baby girl could have been "ripped to pieces" by a fox that sneaked into a family home. Little Raeya Wyatt was bitten on her foot and hand as she played in her bouncer after the animal sneaked in through a back door which was on the latch.Her mother Leanne Boundy, 27, said Raeya could have been "ripped to pieces" if the attack had lasted any longer. © Other A seven-month-old baby girl was in hospital yesterday (weds) after an urban fox sneaked into a family home and bit the tot as she sat in her bouncer. See SWNS story SWFOX.

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