Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani claims club interested in Swede

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani claims club interested in Swede

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return to the English Premier League

- The former Manchester United striker is on the radar of topflight-bound Leeds United

- Andrea Radrizzani disclosed that the club will attempt to sign Edinson Cavani this summer

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The owner of Premier League bound Leeds United football Andrea Radrizzani has disclosed that the club are interested in signing AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG's Edinson Cavani.

Radrizzani also hinted that the club did everything to sign the Swedish international Ibrahimovic in January before the player opted to go to Italy to join AC Milan.

Leeds are celebrating promotion to the Premier League and will no doubt look to strengthen in the summer transfer market.

Although many would wonder if the club have the wherewithal to sign players like Zlatan or Cavani, the club owner insists that they will give it a try.

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"Ibrahimovic will certainly be difficult," Radrizzani told Sky Sports Italy.

"We tried to sign him in January, but he chose to join Milan and the deal vanished."

The club boss however admitted that signing Cavani might be easier for them as the Uruguayan striker’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain ends this summer after seven years.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani claims club interested in Swede
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be playing at Leeds United next season. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"In addition to his quality, Cavani could contribute with his physicality and adapt here, but I've never talked about him with the coach," Radrizzani said.

"Having said that, we've certainly thought about him and we'll see, given he's still available on a free transfer."

Leeds United have returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2004. The Peacocks confirmed their promotion after second-place team West Bromwich Albion suffered a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium.

They got their campaign off to a bright start in a bid to avoid mistakes of past seasons and the coronavirus break did not affect them one bit.

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Leeds never stepped out of the top two on the Championship table since November last year despite finishing third on the log in 2018.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Watford have parted ways with their manager Nigel Pearson with just two matches to the end of the season.

The Hornets are currently 17th on the log with 34 points after 36 league games - just three points better than 18th place Bournemouth.

Pearson, former manager of Derby and Leicester City was hired as a replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores in December when they were nine points above the relegation zone.

Craig Shakespeare, Pearson's deputy was also shown the exit doors with uncertainty regarding who will take charge of the team for the remaining two fixtures.

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