Zlatan ‘is not going to Manchester United’, says agent

According to Mino Raiola, the agent of Swedish superstar footballer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his client will not be heading to Old Trafford to link up with Jose Mourinho, Manchester United's new manager.

Zlatan 'is not going to Manchester United', says agent
Ibrahimovic is pondering his next move. Photo: TT

Mino Raiola told Swedish newspaper Expressen: 'We have not decided anything yet. I think it will be a surprise in the end. Everyone is harping on about only United, United, United.' 

He added: 'There are some clubs in England, a few clubs in Europe, clubs outside Europe, but everyone assumes that he must go to Manchester United, but it is not true.' 

Ibrahimovic “will pull a surprise,” said Raiola, who assured “it’s not true he’s going to Manchester United.”
United have been touted as the favourites to sign Ibrahimovic following Jose Mourinho's appointment as manager.

Mourinho worked with the Sweden captain when the pair were both at Inter Milan in the 2008-09 season.

The Swede is a free agent when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires next month and he has also been linked with Milan or Inter.
“We could well pull a surprise at the end. Will he retire? Absolutely not.”
“Ibrahimovic is a star and the club that gets him doesn’t need to pay a transfer fee. That means Ibrahimovic, who just finished a record season at PSG, can get an extra-high salary. He is in a good bargaining position.”
“It is not important to get something done quickly, as I care only about arranging a move based on quality. We are not in a hurry.”
“It’s about doing the right thing at the right time. Let’s see what happens.”


Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.