FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Ibrahimovic in as United plan clear-out. Herrera for Liverpool? Chelsea chase Morata
Here are the national and international football rumours for Tuesday, 7th June . . .
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger fears he may have failed to persuade Leicester City star striker Jamie Vardy to join the Gunners next season. Vardy was expected to give an answer before flying out to the European Championships with England but Arsenal heard nothing (Daily Mirror).
Liverpool are about to sign Porto midfielder Hector Herrera, according to reports in Mexico. He is also wanted by Napoli who are said to have made €18m offer, but the 26-year-old looks set to go to Anfield (Daily Express)
Manchester United are getting a ‘world-class person and player’ in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to Sweden team-mate John Guidetti. Ibrahimovic has promised ‘a big announcement’ this afternoon, and Sky sources say a deal to join United is close to completion (Sky Sport)
New Manchester United boss José Mourinho is said to be planning a mass clear-out of players at Old Trafford. Apart from Wayne Rooney, David de Gea and Anthony Martial, almost everyone is under threat as the new manager makes his mark with a fresh start (The Guardian)
Chelsea are upping the ante in their pursuit of Juventus attacker Alvaro Morata, according to reports. The Blues are said to be planning to make progress in signing the 23-year-old before Spain kick-off their European campaign next week. (Daily Star)
Andros Townsend’s England heartbreak is poised to be softened by an instant return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace. FA Cup finalists Palace are in talks to sign Townsend from relegated Newcastle United and are prepared to meet the £10.5million buy-out fee in the winger’s contract. (Daily Telegraph).