Transfer Tracker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Clint Dempsey, Lucas Moura, Willian

Michael Cummings@MikeCummings37World Football Lead WriterJuly 18, 2012

Transfer Tracker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Clint Dempsey, Lucas Moura, Willian

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    Today's key word in the B/R Transfer Tracker is "running."

    Paris Saint-Germain's mega-money revolution is up and running, and they have their biggest star yet.

    Clint Dempsey might yet be running for a new team this season, but for now, the Internet has jumped the gun.

    Finally, Dimitar Berbatov just wants to keep running. All the way across the Alps.

    All the details are inside.

Ibra Signs for PSG

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    Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed with Paris Saint-Germain (ESPNSoccernet).

    Ibrahimovic, 30, was part of a reported £65 million package PSG paid to AC Milan. Defender Thiago Silva, who signed last week, was also part of the package.

    ESPNSoccernet reports that Ibrahimovic will earn £13 million per year in wages. He has signed a three-year contract.

    Ibrahimovic is due for a medical in Paris on Wednesday morning.

Dempsey Still Not a Red

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    American midfielder Clint Dempsey has not signed for Liverpool, according to both Fulham and Liverpool (BBC Sport).

    Dempsey, 29, has been linked heavily with the Reds. Confusion arose overnight (American time) when an Internet story seemed to indicate Dempsey had signed with Liverpool.

    BBC Sport explains:

    A post on Fenway Sports Group's website said Liverpool had "added Clint Dempsey to a team that came within a game of winning the FA Cup".

    The website report was later removed, and the Reds also confirmed they had not signed the player.

    It was uploaded at 05:44 BST and was live for just over five hours before it was removed.

    Liverpool did not give any details on how the post came to be published.

    The post now includes Fabio Borini in the place where Dempsey was previously mentioned.

Chelsea Bid for Willian Rejected

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    Shakhtar Donetsk have rejected Chelsea's £27 million bid for Brazilian forward Willian (Daily Mail).

    Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu has reportedly said the club will accept nothing less than £32 million, or the same fee Chelsea paid for Belgian winger Eden Hazard earlier this summer.

    Willian, 23, has earned two senior caps for Brazil. He joined Shakhtar in 2007 from Corinthians.

United Fail in Lucas Moura Bid

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    Sao Paulo have rejected Manchester United's £29.8 million bid for midfielder Lucas Moura (Daily Mirror).

    United reportedly sent a "delegation" to Brazil last week hoping to sign Moura, 19. This was United's second bid; Sao Paulo rejected an offer of £25.9 million.

    According to the Mirror, United's latest offer met Sao Paulo's asking price. Club president Juvenal Juvencio, however, has reportedly rejected it in order to coax more money out of United.

Marathon Man?

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    According to Google Maps, the walking route from Manchester to Milan stretches 1,040 miles and would require 256 hours of walking.

    Why is this important? Well, Dimitar Berbatov's agent has been quoted as saying Berbatov "would run to AC Milan" (Eurosport-Yahoo!).

    Presumably, running the whole 1,040 miles could cut those 256 hours in half.

    Berbatov, a 31-year-old Bulgarian forward, has been told he can leave Manchester United this summer. He has been linked with a number of clubs, including AC Milan (talkSPORT).


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