Gianluigi Buffon

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 to axe four players this summer?

Paris Saint-Germain plan to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler this summer, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler in this summer’s transfer window as the French champions plan a clear-out. Buffon, 41, will see his current deal expire this summer, but both parties have the option of an extension. Brazilian pair Silva, 34, and Alves, 35, meanwhile, are out of contract in 2020 and 2019 respectively. According to Don Balon, PSG want to get all three off their books in this summer’s transfer window, while Draxler will also be made available for transfer. The Germany international has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 35 appearances this...

Preview: Bayern Munich vs. Liverpool – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole brings you the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Bayern Munich and Liverpool. The Champions League last-16 tie between Bayern Munich and Liverpool remains well poised ahead of Wednesday’s second leg at the Allianz Arena. Neither side could find a way through on Merseyside in the reverse fixture, leaving it all to play for in a heavyweight tussle between the two five-time winners. Bayern Munich © Reuters Niko Kovac admitted after the goalless first leg at Anfield that it was hard to work out whether the result suited his side more or Liverpool. The answer to that question, of course, will be determined after the 90 minutes – or possibly more – this week. Bayern certainly seemed to be happier with...

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...

Result: Pogba sees red as PSG beat Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain inflict a first defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain have put one foot into the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Old Trafford this evening. The Ligue 1 leaders switched gear in the second half as quickfire goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the visitors two crucial away goals and a commanding advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes on March 6. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffer his first defeat in his 12th match as United manager, and their misery was compounded late on when Paul Pogba was sent off to ensure that he will miss the return leg in P...

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...

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Dangerous to face Man United without Neymar’

Paris Saint-German goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon acknowledges that his side will miss the injured Neymar when they face Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that the French giants will miss Neymar when they play Manchester United in the Champions League. The world’s most expensive player suffered a foot injury last month, and it has resulted in the Brazilian being ruled out of action until the end of March. PSG remain the slight favourites to overcome United, but Buffon has acknowledged that Neymar’s absence is ‘dangerous’ to the club’s ambitions of winning the trophy at the end of the campaign. The 41-year-old told reporters: “Every year, I always thought it could be the right year, but it...

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...

Result: Paris Saint-Germain beat Liverpool to dent hopes of reaching last 16

Liverpool fall to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread. Liverpool have fallen to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain this evening to leave their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League hanging by a thread. PSG took an early lead through the unlikely source of Juan Bernat and were good value for their second too as Neymar finished off a devastating counter-attack. James Milner handed Liverpool a lifeline from the penalty spot just before half time, but the Reds could not find an equaliser in the second half as they are left needing to beat Napoli by two goals at Anfield on matchday six in order to progress. PSG, meanwhile, only need a point in their final game against Red...

Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Liverpool have best front three in world’

Gianluigi Buffon concedes that Liverpool boast a better front three than his Paris Saint-Germain side as the two teams prepare to lock horns on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has described Liverpool‘s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as the best in the world. The Reds’ forward triumvirate could come face to face with PSG’s own famed attack line in the Champions League on Wednesday night, as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are expected to return from injury alongside Edinson Cavani. Debate rumbles on over which side boasts the best attack, but Buffon – who has spent the past four months at the Parc des Princes – concedes that Liverpool just about edge it, making them one of the favourites to win the competi...

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...

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