Football gossip: Ibrahimovic, Willian, Koscielny, Hazard, Mane, Rashford

Football gossip

LA Galaxy's former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, could return to AC Milan on a six-month deal. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)external-link

Barcelona have reopened talks with the representatives of Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian, 30, after the Blues rejected three offers over the summer. (La Sexta, via Metro)external-link

Arsenal and France centre-back Laurent Koscielny, 33, is a target for Barcelona, as is Chelsea's Brazil defender David Luiz, 31. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea target Joao Felix, 18, has been offered a new contract by Benfica. The Portugal Under-21 midfielder's new deal would include a £105m buyout clause. (Mirror)external-link

Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea and Belgium midfielder Eden, says the 27-year-old will not leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid in January. (HLN, via Express)external-link

Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton are all interested in Leeds forward Kemar Roofe, 25. (Mirror, via Birmingham Mail) external-link

A West Ham fan has set up a crowdfunding page to pay for Republic of Ireland defender Declan Rice's new contract. The 19-year-old reportedly wants a deal worth close to £40,000 a week. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, ­Manchester City and Manchester United are likely to face legal action from the remaining Premier League clubs if they are to join the proposed European Super League in 2021. (iNews)external-link

Liverpool and Senegal winger Sadio Mane, 26, has dismissed concerns about his contract situation, insisting he is "happy" at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is considering dropping Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri for the Champions League tie with Red Star Belgrade this week. Shaqiri has previously received a hostile reaction from Serbian fans because of his Kosovan heritage. (Telegraph)external-link

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he misses playing alongside former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney. Rooney has just finished his first MLS season with DC United.(Express)external-link

Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he finds "the football I watch on the TV boring" and teams that play 4-5-1 "bore" him. (AS)external-link

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand says Red Devils forward Marcus Rashford needs to start more games if he is to realise his potential at Old Trafford. (BT Sport, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

The Football Association will decide on Monday whether to open an investigation into Stoke City midfielder James McClean's comments criticising fans after he was abused over his refusal to wear a remembrance poppy. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti believes Paris St-Germain's Brazil forward Neymar and France striker Kylian Mbappe can be the "successors" to Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi as the best two players in the world. (Express)external-link

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been immortalised in a new statue in Egypt. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Crystal Palace and Everton manager Sam Allardyce says his grandchildren were abused in the wake of his sacking as England manager in 2016. (Talksport)external-link

The operators of sports stadiums will need to have a plan in place to protect fans in the event of a terrorist attack inside or outside the ground in order to receive a licence in the future. (Times - subscription required) external-link

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