Paris Saint-Germain

Ernesto Valverde plays down prospect of Neymar return

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that there is no truth to the rumours that Neymar wants to end his time at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. Ernesto Valverde has rejected claims that Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is pleading for a return to Barcelona. Spanish outlet El Mundo reported on Thursday that the 26-year-old is angling for a move back to Camp Nou, less than two years after departing for PSG in a record £198m transfer. Neymar has allegedly grown frustrated at the Parc des Princes and, through his father and representatives, has been in constant contact with his former club over an end-of-season switch. Valverde denies that this is the case, however, and says there are no plans in place for Barca to snap up Neymar in the sumer. “In the first place, that’s not t...

Paris Saint-Germain ‘lower asking price for Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot’

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly lower their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Rabiot will be a free agent at the end of the season after confirming that he will not sign a new deal with the French champions, leaving PSG eager to cash in on him during the January transfer window. The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour with manager Thomas Tuchel amid the wrangling over an extension, with his last appearance for the club coming more than a month ago. Barcelona were understood to be leading the race for Rabiot’s signature, but PSG hit out at reports that the Spanish giants had reached a pre-co...

Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona to Frenkie de Jong?

Ajax ace Frenkie de Jong reportedly rejects the chance to join Barcelona and will instead sign for Paris Saint-Germain. Ajax‘s £70m-rated midfielder Frenkie de Jong has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain after snubbing a move to Barcelona. The in-demand Dutchman has attracted interest from a number of European football’s heavyweight clubs thanks to his displays for Ajax over the past couple of seasons. Barca appeared to be the frontrunners to sign the 21-year-old after allegedly sending sporting director Eric Abidal to personally meet with the youngster in Amsterdam, but Paris United suggests that PSG have won the race. A separate report in Mundo Deportivo adds that De Jong’s agent pushed his client towards joining the Parisians as it offered him a bigger pa...

Watford’s Doucoure ‘flattered’ by PSG interest but is not expecting January exit

Midfielder has been linked with a transfer to the Ligue 1 giants. Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he is flattered to be linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain but looks set to stay at Vicarage Road until the summer. The 26-year-old has been a reported target for the Ligue 1 champions for some time after a string of impressive performances for the Hornets. Doucoure, who moved to Watford from Rennes three years ago, was named the club’s player of the year last season. Now the former France Under-21 is targeting a move to a club in the Champions League but appears to be going nowhere in the January transfer window. “I am flattered by their interest but for the moment there is nothing concrete,” Doucoure told Canal Football Club. “I want to do my season at Watford. Aside from t...

Neymar offers angry response to Barcelona return speculation

Neymar angrily denies reports that he is angling for a return back to Barcelona, less than two years after leaving the club to join Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has said that he is ‘angry with the lies’ that suggest he is after a return to Barcelona. The Brazil international, who was absent from PSG’s squad for Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Amiens, has had to contend with fresh speculation regarding his future over the past couple of days. Spanish outlet El Mundo reported on Thursday that the 26-year-old is angling for a move back to Camp Nou, less than two years after departing for the Parisians in a record £198m transfer. Neymar is alleged to have contacted Barca officials on five occasions to discuss a reunion, which the 2...

Tuchel delighted as PSG bounce back with ‘deserved’ win over Amiens

PSG were beaten by Guingamp in midweek. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 3-0 victory over ten-man Amiens was “deserved” as they extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 13 points. Edinson Cavani gave PSG the lead from a spot-kick after a goalless first half with Amiens managing just one shot on target in the 90 minutes. Khaled Adenon was sent off for a second bookable offence after he brought down the marauding Kylian Mbappe before the French forward added his side’s second minutes later. Brazilian defender Marquinhos added a third to wrap up the game after being expertly set up by Julian Draxler, who took the ball past defenders to slide into the path of Marquinhos. Tuchel spoke of the importance of the win after his PSG side were knocked out of the Le...

Tottenham Hotspur ‘drop Adrien Rabiot interest’

Tottenham Hotspur drop their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to a report. Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly no longer interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique Rabiot said last month that the midfielder would not be signing a new contract with PSG, making him a free agent at the end of this season. Barcelona have been strongly linked with the Frenchman, although the Spanish champions recently denied that they had an agreement in place to sign the versatile midfielder. Tottenham have been strongly linked with a move for the 23-year-old, although it was recently reported that Rabiot was not prepared to consider a move to the London club. According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are no longer ...

Chelsea ‘launch Adrien Rabiot enquiry’

Chelsea contact Paris Saint-Germain over a potential move for Adrien Rabiot, according to a report. Chelsea have reportedly contacted Paris Saint-Germain over a potential move for Adrien Rabiot. Rabiot will see his contract with PSG expire at the end of the season and the Frenchman has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal. However, according to L’Equipe, Chelsea are now in the mix having approached PSG over a move. Rabiot, who famously refused to be on France’s standby list for the 2018 World Cup, has made 227 appearances for PSG in all competitions since debuting in 2012. The midfielder has scored twice in 20 appearances for his French club during the 2018-19 campaign, but has seemingly played his last match for the Ligue 1 champions. Chelsea are also...

Neymar father brands Barcelona return reports “fake news”

Neymar Sr insists that there is no truth to reports linking his son, Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, with a return to former club Barcelona. Neymar‘s father has discredited reports linking the Paris Saint-Germain forward with an end-of-season return to former club Barcelona. Spanish outlet El Mundo reported on Thursday that the 26-year-old is angling for a move back to Camp Nou, less than two years after departing for PSG in a record £198m transfer. The Brazil international is said to have contacted Barca officials on five occasions regarding a future reunion, while father Neymar Sr is also rumoured to have been in touch with the Catalan giants’ president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Neymar Sr insists that there is no truth to the speculation, however, posting the message “F...

Massimiliano Allegri casts doubt on Aaron Ramsey transfer

Massimiliano Allegri raises doubts over Juventus’s interest in Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey by insisting that he already has “five top midfielders” to choose from. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has refused to confirm his interest in signing Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal. Reports in Italy this week suggested that the Serie A champions could announce an agreement for the soon-to-be free agent by the end of the weekend. Ramsey is said to have been given permission by Arsenal to fly out to Italy after Saturday’s match with West Ham United to finalise a switch, which will go through at the end of the campaign. Speaking for the first time since that fresh speculation emerged, however, Allegri appeared to raise doubts over whether a move for Ramsey is as far down the l...

Report: Celtic hopeful of striking loan deal for Timothy Weah

A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain forward Timothy Weah could become a Celtic player by the end of next week. Celtic remain hopeful of agreeing a loan deal with Paris Saint-Germain for teenage forward Timothy Weah, according to a report. The 18-year-old, son of Liberian legend George Weah, is wanted by Brendan Rodgers to shore up his attack line for the second half of the season. Speaking ahead of Celtic’s trip to Rangers, Rodgers hinted that the Bhoys are no closer to reaching an agreement with PSG. Sky Sports News suggests that Weah could become a Celtic player as early as next week, however, with the Scottish champions planning to jet to Dubai for a winter training break. Weah has been capped eight times by the United States and has featured twice for PSG in Ligue 1 this ter...

Aaron Ramsey ‘increasingly tempted by Juventus move’

A report claims that Aaron Ramsey favours a move to Juventus next summer, despite Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich also making their interest known in the free agent. Aaron Ramsey is reportedly edging towards joining Juventus when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. The Welsh midfielder can speak to foreign clubs from January 1 over a free transfer in six months’ time, having seen the offer of a new deal at the Emirates Stadium withdrawn. A number of teams are rumoured to have made their interest known in the Gunners’ current longest-serving player, with Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich keen to strike a deal. Italian outlet Tuttosport suggests that Juventus are the frontrunners to land Ramsey’s signature, however, as he is increasingly tempted...

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