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Transfer rumours: Griezmann to Manchester United, Ibra to Napoli?

Last updated on: February 02, 2017 15:39 IST

 Antoine Greizmann

IMAGE:  Is Antoine Greizmann of Club Atletico de Madrid heading to Manchester United? Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

France international striker Antoine Griezmann has reached an agreement with Manchester United over a transfer from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season, Yahoo Sport has reported.

According to the report, United will have to pay at least 100 million euros ($108.11 million) to secure the 25-year-old forward, who has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for Les Bleus and was instrumental in the side's run to the Euro 2016 final.

Griezmann was the leading scorer in the tournament with six goals but hosts France lost 1-0 to Portugal in the title decider.

The Press Association, however, is reporting that no agreement has been reached, citing a Manchester United source.

It's also been reported in British media that Zlatan Ibrahimovic may head to Napoli.

According to reports, Ibrahimovic may join Serie A club Napoli and reject a contract renewal at Manchester United .

“With Zlatan you never know what could happen,” football agent  Mino Raiola has said.

Well, unless it’s a big game in the Champions League.

United are sixth in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Leicester's Ulloa won't strike after failing to leave

Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa

IMAGE: Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa will remain "professional" despite failing to get a move from the Premier League champions in the January transfer window, he told Sky Sports on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Argentine, who was not available for Tuesday's 1-0 loss at Burnley because of a thigh injury, handed in a transfer request but was frustrated that Leicester were not listening to offers for him from other clubs.

Ulloa, who featured in their run to the title last season, has started only one league game this term and took to Twitter on Monday to accuse manager Claudio Ranieri of betraying him, claiming he would never play for the club again.

With hardly any time to find a replacement, Leicester reportedly rejected three bids from relegation rivals Sunderland for Ulloa on Tuesday's transfer deadline day.

Leicester, who are two points above the relegation zone, host sixth-placed Manchester United on Sunday.

Ivanovic joins Zenit St Petersburg from Chelsea

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea

IMAGE: Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Zenit St Petersburg have signed versatile Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic on a 2-1/2 year deal, the Russian club announced on Wednesday.

Zenit said the Serbia captain, who played for Lokomotiv Moscow before joining current Premier League leaders Chelsea in 2008, had the option of extending his contract for another year.

"I had a very big hope to come back to Russia and to play here. I am motivated and I think that I can play for many more seasons at the top level," he told Zenit's website (en.fc-zenit.ru)

The 32-year-old, who won two Premier League titles and the Champions League with Chelsea, would have been out of contract with the Londoners at the end of the season.

"I am happy just to play. I am happy in (the) centre or on the right (of defence). That’s probably a question for the manager but I am happy to play in any position," he said.

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