Turkish giants ask newspaper to pay for Man United transfer in response to rumour

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Turkish giants ask newspaper to pay for Man United transfer in response to rumour

Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik run a sensational headline yesterday claiming Fenerbahce are closing in on a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Per the source, the Yellow Canaries are on the verge of making a historic transfer.

The report claimed that it would cost the Istanbul giants £8.8 million [€10m] per-season to sign the experienced striker.

Fenerbahce have however, completely denied the transfer rumour.

In fact the Canaries released an official statement asking Fanatik to pay for the transfer, considering they claim it is going ahead.

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The statement read: “Reports published in the Fanatik newspaper under the headline, ‘Fenerbahce on the verge of a historic transfer’ regarding Robin van Persie are a complete fabrication. 

“The newspaper are making up rumours, influencing the public and taking them on a transfer merry-go-round. 

“However, if Fanatik really do believe this transfer is going to happen like they claim, we would kindly ask that they fund the move.”

Fanatik have yet to issue a response to Fenerbahce’s statement.

Fenerbahce are targeting a striker this summer but it looks like any move for Ibrahimovic is well and truly off the cards.

The Canaries will be losing Moussa Sow who is set to return to his parent club on loan. Additionally Emmanuel Emenike and Fernandao have been transfer listed.

Fenerbahce finished this season in third-place and will play Europa League football next season.