Transfer news and football gossip: Man United linked with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and West Ham star Declan Rice

2 Nov rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online…

Manchester United have made contact with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a sensational return to Old Trafford. The veteran Swedish striker’s contract with LA Galaxy is up and he is now available on a free transfer. (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also pushing to sign West Ham star Declan Rice. United failed to add a midfielder in the summer transfer window, meaning there was no replacement for Ander Herrera or Marouane Fellaini and Solskjaer is keen on Rice. (Goal)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future at LA Galaxy is uncertain
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Tahith Chong’s agent has warned Manchester United they will consider offers from elsewhere if suitable terms are not offered in a new contract. Juventus are being linked with the starlet. (Manchester Evening News)

Roy Hodgson is in talks with Crystal Palace over a new contract which will take him past his 73rd birthday. (Sky Sports)

Roma will offer £12.9million to Manchester United for on loan defender Chris Smalling. (Guardian)

Danny Drinkwater is still waiting to find out if Burnley will extend his loan stay from Chelsea. (The Sun)

Jack Rodwell is in talks with Parma after a deal to join Serie A club Roma fell through. (The Sun)

Wolves are targeting Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes as cover for Willy Boly. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are set to hold a transfer summit next week to discuss their January transfer targets. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Juventus midfielder Emre Can is being targeted by three clubs during January, including Manchester United. (Calciomercato)

Saint Etienne manager Claude Puel has criticised the club’s decision sell William Saliba to Arsenal. (Metro)

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