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Monday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Rooney, Payet and more


A superstar striker admitted there is a chance he heads to England, while the country’s national team manager has addressed the international future of one of his top forwards.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that “a lot of big things will happen” for him during the summer, while also revealing that several Premier League clubs have shown their interest in signing him. (REPORT)

England manager Roy Hodgson says Wayne Rooney will return to the lineup when he is fit. The Three Lions picked up a 3-2 victory over Germany on Saturday with an attack headed by Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy. (REPORT)

Didier Deschamps says Dimiti Payet will certainly earn a call-up to the French national team if he continues with his current form. (REPORT)

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, who has been heavily linked with a summer move away from Goodison Park, says he would have no problem playing under Jose Mourinho again. The Belgian previously played for the Portuguese coach at Chelsea. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has yet to make a decision on his club future. (REPORT)

Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld will miss Tuesday’s friendly against Portugal due to illness. (REPORT)

England and Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland suffered a broken ankle in England’s victory over Germany on Saturday. He will likely miss the 2016 European Championship. (REPORT)


Christian Pulisic and Graham Zusi have joined the U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Guatemala. (REPORT)

Prior to that matchup, SBI takes a look at several takeaways from the USMNT’s loss to Guatemala on Friday night. (REPORT)

Patrick Vieira said that New York City FC took “a step back” in a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution. (REPORT)

Michael Barrios netted a brace to lead FC Dallas to a win over D.C. United. (REPORT)

Pedro Morales scored the lone goal of the game to lead the Vancouver Whitecaps past the Houston Dynamo. (REPORT)

What team would be a good fit for Ibrahimovic? Who should start for England and France? Where do you expect Lukaku to play next season?

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