With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.
Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you the latest stories from over the last 24 hours.
Diego Simeone set to continue as Atletico Madrid manager
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has finally ended all speculations surrounding his future with his latest Instagram post.
The Argentine manager claimed that he would consider his future at the Spanish club after his side lost their second Champions League final against Real Madrid last month.
Simeone has now shared an image where he can be seen working with Andrea Berta, Atletico’s technical director and Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, the club’s managing director. The world class manager revealed that he has already begun working towards next season and that will be a huge boost for the players, the club and the fans.
Simeone was a target for Paris Saint-Germain, but the Argentine will now continue at Atletico Madrid and will hope to win some trophies next season. Atletico Madrid came close to winning La Liga and the Champions League last season.
Manchester City eyeing a up a move for Victor Valdes
Valdes was released from his Manchester United contract this summer and the Spaniard could end up signing for their bitter rivals Manchester City.
The former Barcelona star is a target for Pep Guardiola and could replace Willy Caballero at Etihad next season.
Guardiola has worked with Valdes before and the duo have a great working relationship. Furthermore, Valdes is well aware of Guardiola’s philosophy and will be a very useful presence in the dressing room in terms of helping other player’s adjust to Pep’s methods.
Also, his winning mentality and experience could prove to be priceless for the Premier League giants.
Valdes joined Manchester United with a knee injury and never really kicked on after falling out with the then Red Devils manager Louis Van Gaal. He was then loaned out to Standard Liege, where he failed to make a lasting impression as well.
Manchester United agree personal terms with Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Bayern Munich target Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and a medical will be completed once the player is done with his international commitments.
The Swedish striker is away with his country for the Euros and will finalise his transfer once the tournament is over.
Ibrahimovic scored 50 goals for PSG last season and helped them win the French League. The 34 year old forward will be expected to do the same at Old Trafford next season.
Both Mourinho and the player were looking forward to a reunion after their time at Inter Milan and it seems that their wish will be fulfilled soon.
Sky Sports have confirmed that Woodward and Raiola have negotiated the terms of the contract and the transfer is now a formality.