Alphonse Areola

Manchester United ‘risk losing David de Gea to Paris Saint-Germain’

A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain are to pile the pressure on Manchester United by tabling a £60m offer for David de Gea. David de Gea will reportedly quit Manchester United this summer and join Paris Saint-Germain if his current club do not match his wage demands. The Spanish goalkeeper is believed to be holding out for £350,000 a week at Old Trafford, which United have so far been unwilling to pay. De Gea will become a free agent at the end of next season, meaning that the Red Devils will have to cash in later this year if he does not put pen to paper on a new contract, or else they will lose him for nothing. According to The Sun, PSG are happy to pay the 28-year-old the money is after and they will pile the pressure on United by tabling a £60m bid. PSG, knocked out of the Champio...

Paris Saint-Germain ‘still hoping for Jan Oblak deal’

Paris Saint-Germain are still in the hunt for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly still in the hunt for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, despite the Slovenian expressing a desire to remain at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 26-year-old, who joined Atletico from Benfica in 2014, has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in European football over the last couple of seasons. The stopper’s form this term has once again been impressive, keeping clean sheets in 14 of his 26 La Liga appearances during the 2018-19 campaign. Oblak recently revealed that he is keen to sign a new deal with Atletico, but according to Marca, PSG have not given up on their pursuit of the 18-time Slovenia international. Alphonse Areola and Gianluigi...

Combined XI: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester United

Ahead of the Champions League showdown between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both sides. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United face off once again at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. PSG were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on February 12 – the first time the European heavyweights have met in a competitive fixture. United have been in terrific form over the past two-and-a-half months, but they make the trip to the French capital with as many as 10 first-team players absent through injury and suspension, including key man Paul Pogba. The hosts are also expected to be without two star attackers in Neymar and Edinson Cavani, though the l...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads. Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have roared back to form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches at the helm so far. However, that unbeaten start will face its toughest test yet on Tuesday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG continue their bid to lift the Champions League for the first time. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly go down as one of the greatest goa...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Guingamp

Ahead of Saturday’s Ligue 1 meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and Guingamp, Sports Mole looks at how the champions could line up. Paris Saint-Germain take on Guingamp at the Parc des Princes this weekend, less than two weeks on from being knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by the same side. Guingamp sent shockwaves through French football with their cup triumph, turning the Ligue 1 table on its head as the side sitting bottom beat the side at the top. Three league points are on the line on Saturday afternoon, and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to use near enough a full-strength side, despite having a Coupe de France clash with Strasbourg in midweek. Here, Sports Mole looks at how the champions may line up for this weekend’s clash. Out: Colin Dagba, Presnel Kimpembe, Gia...

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s crucial Champions League Group C showdown between PSG and Liverpool, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Just one point separates the top three teams in Champions League Group C heading into matchday five, meaning that it is all to play for when Paris Saint-Germain host Liverpool at the Parc des Princes. Wednesday’s match could be make or break for both teams, with Liverpool potentially sealing their place in the last 16 with a win while defeat for PSG could see them eliminated from the competition with a game to spare. PSG © Reuters It seems inconceivable that a team enjoying such unprecedented domestic dominance could be potentially just 90 minutes away from Champions League elimination in the group stages, but that is t...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Marseille

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up when they travel to Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday night. Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their perfect start to the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season when they travel to Marseille on Sunday night. PSG were held by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, but have a 100% record in the league this term, winning all 10 of their matches. Thomas Tuchel‘s team already have an eight-point cushion over second-placed Lille despite their strong start, and have averaged almost four goals per game in their 10 league fixtures this term. Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how the free-scoring French champions could line up when they make the trip to fifth-placed Marseille this weekend. Out: Dani Alves (knee), Layvin Kurzawa (hernia), Pr...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Lyon

Sports Mole looks at how PSG could line up for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Lyon as the champions bid to extend their perfect start to the domestic season. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 18:00 UK Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 18:00 UK Paris Saint-Germain could extend their record for the best-ever start to a Ligue 1 season when they host Lyon at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. The defending champions have won eight from eight to already soar eight points clear of the chasing pack, and also got off the mark in the Champions League on Wednesday with a thumping 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade. Sunday sees them host a Lyon side currently sitting fifth, but unbeaten in six games across all competitions, including an away triumph over Manches...

Result: Roberto Firmino rescues Liverpool win over Paris Saint-Germain

Roberto Firmino comes off the bench to score a last-gasp winner as Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 win over French giants Paris Saint-Germain. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 21:59 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 22:12 UK Liverpool have begun their Champions League campaign with a last-gasp 3-2 win over fellow European giants Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield this evening. The Reds were the better side for long spells of the Group C clash on Merseyside, but it looked as though they might be punished for their failure to make their dominance count when Kylian Mbappe tucked home an undeserved equaliser seven minutes from time. However, Roberto Firmino – who started on the bench after suffering an eye inju...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Liverpool

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up for Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Liverpool. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 21:57 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 21:57 UK Paris Saint-Germain begin their latest bid for Champions League glory with a trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening. The Ligue 1 champions have dominated the domestic landscape in France by lifting 14 major trophies in the last five seasons, but success on the continent has so far eluded them. Thomas Tuchel is the man tasked with guiding PSG to the latter stages of UEFA’s showpiece competition, with Unai Emery failing to get past the last-16 stage during his two years at the helm. Ahead of Tuchel‘s openi...

Preview: Liverpool vs. Paris Saint-Germain – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole looks ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League clash between last season’s runners-up Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. The 2018-19 Champions League proper gets underway on Tuesday, and matchday one sees one of the standout fixtures of the group stages take place at Anfield as Liverpool host Paris Saint-Germain in their Group C opener. The Reds made it all the way to the final last season, whereas PSG are still chasing the one trophy their wealthy owners value above all others, and both sides have won every competitive game they have played so far this term. Liverpool © Reuters There has been no hangover for Liverpool following their defeat in May’s Champions League final, with the Reds quickly bouncing back from that disappointing night ...

Chelsea goalkeeping coach: ‘Hugo Lloris is overrated’

Alphonse Areola is a better option for France between the sticks than Hugo Lloris, according to Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, September 10, 2018 at 23:17 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2018 at 23:17 UK Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon has accused Tottenham Hotspur and France supporters of ‘living in a dream world’ when it comes to judging Hugo Lloris. The 31-year-old skippered his national side to World Cup glory in the summer and is widely regarded as one of European football’s top stoppers. Lollichon is not convinced by countryman Lloris’s qualities between the sticks, though, and instead rates Paris Saint-Germain‘s Alphonse Areola – a player Chelsea tr...

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