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Frenkie de Jong ‘offered blank cheque by Paris Saint-Germain’

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong turned down the offer of a ‘blank cheque’ from Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Barcelona, according to a report. Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong reportedly turned down the offer of a ‘blank cheque’ from Paris Saint-Germain in order to commit his future to Barcelona. De Jong, 21, is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in European football, with a number of clubs linked with his services throughout the second half of 2018. At one point, it had been thought that PSG had sealed the Dutchman’s signature, but Barcelona won the race in January, with the midfielder due to arrive at Camp Nou on a five-year contract this summer. According to Mundo Deportivo, PSG offered De Jong the chance to name his own wages, but he ultimat...

United given ‘reality check’ against Paris St Germain, says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United were given a “reality check” as his unbeaten record as interim manager was ended by Paris St Germain. The French heavyweights were shorn of Edinson Cavani and Neymar for the first leg of this Champions League last 16 tie but still proved too strong for United as Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe secured a 2-0 win at Old Trafford. Defeat for the Red Devils was compounded by the late dismissal of Paul Pogba, who will miss the second leg at the Parc des Princes, and Solskjaer was open that there was a gulf in class between the sides. Nevertheless, Solskajer, who presided over 10 wins and a draw in his first 11 fixtures, insists United must learn from such setbacks if they are aspiring once again to be among the cream of the European elite. He s...

Focus on Paul Pogba as Manchester United slip up against Paris St Germain

The Frenchman took his haul under United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to eight goals in 10 games on Saturday. Fresh from his domestic double at the weekend, Paul Pogba looked to make his mark in the Champions League as Manchester United welcomed Paris St Germain to Old Trafford. The Frenchman took his haul under United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to eight goals in 10 games to help the Red Devils move into the Premier League top-four courtesy of a 3-0 win at Fulham on Saturday. PSG proved a step up in quality on Tuesday night though and here, Press Association Sport assesses Pogba’s contribution in the first leg of this blockbuster last-16 encounter. Role An intense first 45 minutes. #MUFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/D9NtrokEVi — Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019 Pogba...

Paris St Germain in focus ahead of Champions League tie with Manchester United

PSG head to Old Trafford for Tuesday’s first leg. Paris St Germain take on Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Here, Press Association Sport takes a closer look at the reigning French champions. Domestic form 😃😕 @PSG_English held off Bordeaux yesterday, winning 1-0, and welcoming back Marco Verratti, but @ECavaniOfficial ‘s injury will have the leaders worried ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Manchester. ➡ https://t.co/XhPVp2hJom#PGFCGB pic.twitter.com/ISDQ0g0EqO — Ligue1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) February 10, 2019 PSG appear to be cruising to their eighth Ligue 1 title. They are 10 points clear of closest challengers Lille with two games in hand. Their recent 2-1 loss at Lyon was their first league defeat of th...

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...

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

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Ligue 1 fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux. Paris Saint-Germain play host to Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon on the back of suffering their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season last weekend. Bordeaux make the trip to Parc des Princes sitting in 12th position in the league standings and 10 points above the relegation zone. Paris Saint-Germain © Reuters The general consensus is that PSG have already got one hand on the Ligue 1 trophy, and it is difficult to disagree with that belief with Thomas Tuchel‘s side holding a 10-point lead with two games in hand. However, last weekend’s defeat to Lyon would have really frustrated Tuchel as the French giants lost their unbeaten record in th...

Report: Paris Saint-Germain still keen on Chelsea ace Willian

Chelsea forward Willian reportedly remains a target for Paris Saint-Germain, who are considering a fresh approach ahead of next season. Paris Saint-Germain are still in the running to sign Chelsea forward Willian, according to a report. The 30-year-old, strongly linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona over the past six months, is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of next season. Chelsea are unlikely to break their contract policy for players over the age of 30, meaning that the Brazil international will not get the long-term deal he is after. Willian may therefore look to move on in the summer and The Mirror suggests that PSG will offer him a route out of the Premier League, having previously made an enquiry during the January window. Thomas Tuchel is said to have ...

Agent: ‘Kalidou Koulibaly not joining Paris Saint-Germain’

The agent of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly says that his client will not be moving to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The agent of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has insisted that his client will not be moving to Paris Saint-Germain in this summer’s transfer window. Koulibaly, 27, is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in world football and has previously been the subject of a £95m bid from Manchester United, according to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. United are believed to be desperate to sign the centre-back at the end of the season and the Red Devils have been boosted by the news that they will not have to compete with PSG. “PSG already have plenty of central defenders. Maybe he can play at No.10, they already play Marquinhos at No.6. But i...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer future ‘rests on Paris Saint-Germain result’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be appointed Manchester United’s permanent boss if he manages to steer the Red Devils past Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be appointed Manchester United‘s permanent boss if he manages to steer the Red Devils past Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16 stage of the Champions League. Solskjaer has won eight of his nine matches in charge of United and there have been calls for the Norwegian to be appointed the club’s permanent boss having overseen a huge change since replacing Jose Mourinho in December. Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino is still seen as the favourite by many though, with United expected to take their time when it comes to appointing Mourinho’s replacement. Howev...

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

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. Lyon play host to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening looking to register their fourth successive win in all competitions. PSG will make the trip to the Lyon Olympic Stadium keen to further strengthen their commanding position at the top of the standings. Lyon © Reuters Lyon would have hoped to be much closer to PSG at this stage of the season, and there will be an acceptance that the title race is effectively already over with 16 points already separating the teams and the leaders possessing two games in hand. However, Bruno Genesio‘s side still have plenty to play for, and they require a strong second half to the campaign to qua...

Everton ‘furious with Paris Saint-Germain over Idrissa Gueye pursuit’

Everton are reportedly furious with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain following their pursuit of midfielder Idrissa Gueye during the closing stages of the window. Everton have reportedly been left furious with Paris Saint-Germain following their pursuit of midfielder Idrissa Gueye during the closing stages of the transfer window. The Ligue 1 champions saw a £21.5m bid rejected before negotiations continued on deadline day, but Everton ruled out an exit during the afternoon. PSG then returned with an improved offer of €30m (£26.2m) less than two hours before the deadline, which Everton quickly rejected despite the player’s desire to leave. The Mirror reports that the Toffees are unhappy with PSG’s attempts to unsettle Gueye in order to help their chances of signing him on th...

Paris Saint-Germain move for Willian as Neymar replacement?

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly make an offer to lure Chelsea’s Brazilian attacker Willian away from Stamford Bridge on deadline day. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made Chelsea attacker Willian their top target on the last day of the transfer window. The Ligue 1 leaders are in the hunt for a replacement for front man Neymar, who has been sidelined for up to 10 weeks with a foot injury that will see him miss the crucial Champions League tie with Manchester United. According to the Daily Mail, PSG have identified Willian as the man to “help fill the gap” and will make an official approach for the player today. The 30-year-old featured in the Blues’ humiliating 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth last night and it is expected that the club will firmly reject any offer for t...

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