Zlatan Ibrahimovic Update : Paris Saint Germain and Sweden
Ibrahimovic told Klopp, 'When are you going to sign me?'
'I would have to sell all the other players to buy you,' was the German’s reply.
The PSG striker then joked that he would play for free for last year’s beaten Champions League finalists.
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says Ibrahimovic is an extraordinary talent he would like to have on his squad just days after their meeting at the recent Ballon d'Or event when the Sweden international jokingly asked Klopp when he planned to sign him.
Ibrahimovic is the winner of the Ferenc Puskas award for his outstanding goal against England.
"I like it, I love his antics, he is an extraordinary player. However, there is no option of recruiting a player of that level," said Klopp. "He told me that I should let everyone at Dortmund know that he enjoys watching us play football.
"There were years in which he probably did not even know there was a football club in Dortmund. Now he knows and likes us - that says it all."
Klopp commented on their arch rivals Bayern Munich, who are in firmly on top of the Bundesliga at the going into the second half of the season. The Bavarians are seven points clear of second-placed Bayer Leverkusen and 12 points clear of Klopp's side in fourth having just secured BVB's striker Robert Lewandowski, who will join the club at the end of the season.
"In one game we can beat them, but Bayern have all sorts of weapons and can respond to whatever happens in football," Klopp continued. "They are a team that have the kind of depth on the bench that all of their competitors on the planet would like to have.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint Germain
Ibrahimovic May Transfer to England Premier League
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini has joined Real Madrid after Carlo Ancelotti left to Real Madrid in the chase for the PSG striker, who struck 33 goals for the French champions last season.
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Ibrahimovic is reported to be one of several PSG players who are unsure about their future with PSG after the departure of popular boss Ancelotti who led the French giants to the league title last season with the help of Ibrahimovic.
Edinson Cavani will move to PSG from Napoli next week.
Ibrahimovic is understood to be open to a move away from the French capital perhaps to England.
Ibra has won league titles with six different clubs in four countries.
City needs a new striker after allowing Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez to leave and a £20 million for Ibra is believed to be under consideration.
New Man City boss Pellegrini has targeted Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo and Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic - but a move for Ibrahimovic.
‘We have two strikers at the moment and we need another one. We need a stronger squad with two players in each position.’
Edison Cavani, Paris Saint Germain
Edison Cavani Joins Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG - Paris Saint Germain Update
Buoyed by the addition of Europe’s most coveted centre-forward, Edison Cavani, PSG will be stronger and tougher to defeat next season in both the Champions League and French Ligue 1, with the help of superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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Paris Saint-Germain reportedly broke the transfer record in the French league by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani on a five-year contract for 64 million euros ($84 million).
The previous record belonged to Monaco, who recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79 million) for Colombia superstar striker Radamel Falcao.
It is the fifth most expensive transfer in history, after Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Man United to Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane's transfer from Juve to Real Madrid, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move from Inter Milan to Barcelona and Kaka's transfer from AC Milan to Real Madrid.
Cavani was the top scorer in the Italian league last season with 29 goals. He led Napoli to the Italian Cup title in 2012 and to a runner-up finish in Serie A this year.
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti's was hired away from PSG to Real Madrid.
Last season Zlatan Ibrahimovic was was key to PSG winning its first league title since 1994 last season. The outstanding Sweden striker led the French league with 30 goals in the 2012-13 season.
PSG's new coach is Laurent Blanc.
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David Beckham Leaving LA Galaxy
Beckham announced he is leaving the Galaxy after winning the MLS Cup Final on November 19, 2012. After leading Galaxy to a second successive MLS Cup Final, Beckham wants to "experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career".
Becks will make a decision after discussing the move with his wife, Victoria (Posh Spice) and family.
"Retirement is something I'm not thinking about yet," said the former Man United and Real Madrid midfielder.
"I still feel I can take on another challenge, what that will be I don't know."
Beckham intends to play regular first-team football.
PSG offered Beckham a multi-million pound contract to move to Paris last November but he opted not to accept the offer due to family reasons.
Beckham joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League. He moved to Real Madrid in a £25m deal in 2003, winning the La Liga title in 2007. Beckham has played for Galaxy six years.
"I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future," he said.
PSG's big-name signings
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic: £15.7m from AC Milan (July 2012)
- Javier Pastore: £37m from Palermo (August 2011)
- Thiago Silva: £37m from AC Milan (July 2012)
- Ezequiel Lavezzi: £24m from Napoli (July 2012)
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Captain Sweden and PSG
Ibra Makes History in Sweden's Friends Arena
Joe Hart came out of his goalie area to head off a shot.
"I saw him come out and had to decide whether I should go in a duel in the air or wait for him to head it out," Ibrahimovic said. "When he headed it I had it in my mind to try to score. I hit it in mid-air and, when I landed, saw their defender running back to try to clear but it bounced over him. It was a good try, that is all. When it comes off it looks fantastic but, for me, I liked the first goal more because it was history: the first in the new arena."
"Sometimes, when he does these things in training or in a match, you don't think it's possible," said Sweden Manager Erik Hamren.
"Sometimes you feel you're looking at a computer game where you can do all these incredible things, because that's not possible to do that, that fourth goal. When you're working with him, often you can be surprised in training, too, because sometimes things happen that you've never seen before. I'm really lucky to have the opportunity to see him often.
"He's a true captain these days, taking care especially of the young guys. They've had him as a hero as they grew up, and now they're sitting beside him in the training camp. I saw him sitting yesterday with three of the least experienced players in the squad, after lunch, talking with them. They were just eating up his words. Listening."
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