THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016
China are reportedly preparing a mega £59 million deal for Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The great Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a free man once his contract ends with Paris Saint Germain at the conclusion of this season.
Ibra recently pledged his next destination to the English Premier League, but that could all be about to change.
The Chinese government The new Chinese football revelation could change everything.
Italian newspaper La Repubblica have written that the offer is coming from the government rather than a club.
China want Zlatan to be the face of football for the Super League, and judging by their recent history, they normally get what they want.
Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping is all for the Zlatan move, which will certainly take the Chinese Super League to the next level.
The striker is still physically capable for a Premier League move, after leading PSG to a French League 1 title.
The question is whether Zlatan will be swayed by China’s big money move or ignore it for a true challenge in the Premier League.
LONDON LIGHTS UP FOR BRUSSELS
The English Football Association has lit up Wembley Stadium in support of Belgium after the horrific events that occurred this week in Brussels.
The terror attacks claimed the lives of over 30 people and have left over 270 people injured.
Belgium’s home friendly against Portugal has been moved to Portugal for safety reasons.
This is the second time Brussel’s has called off an international football match in the last year, after the Paris attacks.
SUAREZ RETURNS TO URUGUAY AS A NEW MAN
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is set to return for Uruguay’s friendly against Brasil this Saturday night.
The return comes after the star was banned for nine international games, after biting Georgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup in Brasil.
Ironically Suarez returns to Brasil for his first game back, but says he is a new man.
“I am being more intelligent about a lot of things, trying to take advantage of the situations life is putting in front of me.
"I have been working over the last few weeks on trying to control my anxiety, my nerves, which people’s euphoria can cause me but I am very relaxed”
By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)
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