FootTheBall Daily 26th May 2016

  • Why can’t Manchester United still unveil Jose Mourinho as their new manager? Well, Chelsea still own the ‘Jose Mourinho’ name as a trademark – meaning United may need to pay a 6-figure sum for rights (BBC)
  • Mourinho wants a £60m reunion with Brazilian Willian at Manchester United (The Sun)
  • In a major blow to Barcelona, both right-back Dani Alves & centre-back Javier Mascherano has reportedly agreed to a 3-year deal with Serie A champions Juventus (Sport) 
  •  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has told Manchester United he is keen to join them but wants £11.3m per season(Guardian)
  • Antoine Griezmann could still leave Atletico Madrid this summer after his agent said he was considering offers from several clubs (Daily Mail)
  • Manchester United is keen to pay £30.3m for Roma defender Kostas Manolas and have already held talks (Daily Express)
  • Arsenal wants Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Daily Star)
  • Claudio Ranieri wants £12m-rated Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy as backup to fellow FrenchmanN’Golo Kante, who became hot property after stellar season helped Leicester City win the Premier League(Daily Mirror)
  • CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky has confirmed Premier League champions Leicester have submitted a £23m bid for striker Ahmed Musa (Guardian)
  • Arsenal have been told to pay £38m for the signature of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. (The Sun)
  • Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is “90% certain” to leave Anfield this summer, according to the Slovakia international’s agent (Daily Express)
  • Manchester United are lining up a £54million move for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez as part of the new era under Jose Mourinho (Daily Mail)