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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accepted his Old Trafford career is over after suffering cruciate knee-ligament damage and the former Sweden international, 35, is planning to return to action in Major League Soccer. (Daily Mirror)

City have been put off in their attempts to bring in Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe after the Ligue 1 club valued the 18-year-old at £110m. (Times )

Zinedine Zidane’s future as Real Madrid boss could be in danger if the club fail to win a trophy this season, and Germany boss Joachim Low is a favourite to replace him. (AS)

Marseille want to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, and could also be interested in deals for two other England-based France internationals – midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 31, and their 32-year-old former goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Crystal Palace. (France Football )

Bournemouth will offer Chelsea £25m for Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 29, and Netherlands Under-21 centre-back Nathan Ake, 22, who spent the first part of this season on loan with the Cherries. (Daily Mirror)

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