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Serie A Transfer

Mino Raiola provides updates on futures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic & Matthijs de Ligt

Scott Saunders
Mino Raiola is doing his latest round of updates
Mino Raiola is doing his latest round of updates / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images
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Mino Raiola is at it again.

Manchester United fans know all too well to expect timely (not so positive) public updates on the future of their star man Paul Pogba, and Raiola delivered his latest thoughts on the Frenchman earlier this week - hinting that he could leave Old Trafford for former club Juventus at the end of his contract next June.

Raiola also represents Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, who is set to come on the market next summer when his release clause activates, as well as a number of players in Serie A.

Milan play Juventus this weekend, and Raiola has clients either side in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alessio Romagnoli and Matthijs de Ligt - the latter of which Raiola took to Juventus from Ajax in 2019.

But ahead of the game, Raiola has spoken out about the futures of all three players, and suggested Romagnoli could actually end up joining Juventus at the end of his own contract next summer. And he didn't stop there either - warning that De Ligt isn't necessarily guaranteed to remain in Turin into next season due to the interest in him.

Speaking on Romagnoli to Rai Sport (via Football Italia), Raiola said: "I think he and De Ligt are among the best defenders in Europe. De Ligt has a contract, while Romagnoli’s deal expires next year.

"I think they could play together at Juventus next season, but pay attention because De Ligt could leave Juve at the end of the season. That’s how the market works, there are many clubs interested in signing him."

Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 next month, was also the focus of Raiola's attention - though no real updates were given on his plans beyond this season.

“We talk [about his future] every year," said Raiola of the Swede. "He is like a promissory note that expires every 12 months. I’m sure the day he doesn’t feel like the orchestra’s first violin, he will say ‘I’m done’ and will become a director.”

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