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Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays soccer for a living, but also does stuff like fun commercials and books. A lot of people dislike him for this, including at least one Swedish journalist. Zlatan got grilled on Tuesday, and had pretty much the best response.
"I'm not allowed to earn money according to you. Every time something happens you say: ‘Doesn't he have enough money?' Isn't that true? ... Believe me, I don't need the money. I'm doing it because it's fun.
These projects are fun to work with. It's new adventures for me. When I'm doing well and you feel a sting from it, then I'm enjoying myself even more ... It's the same as when I'm playing football - I get an extra kick out of it if it hurts you. That's the best feeling."
Keep being you, Zlatan. And as always, get money.
A brief list of big done deals
- Anthony Martial from Monaco to Manchester United
- Aaron Lennon from Tottenham Hotspur to Everton
- Papy Djilobodji from Nantes to Chelsea
- Virgil van Djik from Celtic to Southampton
- Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest to West Ham
- Joleon Lescott from West Brom to Aston Villa
In the news
And after the deadline, Dimitar Berbatov signed with PAOK. (PAOK)
West Brom are going to have a little sit-down with Saido Berahino after he said he'd never play for them again. (BBC)
Arsene Wenger used the Anthony Martial pricetag as an example of why he didn't sign anyone. (ESPN FC)
Manchester United are going to try to get David De Gea to sign a new contract. (AS)
Hernanes got grilled at his Juventus press conference and defended his Calciopoli remarks. (Football Italia)
AC Milan say no one is better behaved than Mario Balotelli. (Mirror)
You should be reading
Mike Goodman on Manchester United's transfer window. (Grantland)
Dustin Ward on Bayern Munich's big win over Bayer Leverkusen. (Stats Bomb)
Owen Gibson on FFP and how Man City can spend so much. (Guardian)
No more transfer rumors! That section will return to Backheel Breakfast in a few months. There are also no games of note on Wednesday, with big international matches starting on Thursday.