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Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier
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Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday night. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle Montpellier at the Parc des Princes in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager excluded Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face the visitors. PSG head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Metz in their last fixture. Below is PSG’s squad against Montpellier; Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappé, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Neymar Jr, Angel Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye, Eric J...
Fonseca claims disagreement with Paratici over attacking style cost him Tottenham job
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Fonseca claims disagreement with Paratici over attacking style cost him Tottenham job

The Portuguese head coach has revealed just how close he came to landing the top job at Spurs earlier this summer Paulo Fonseca has claimed that a disagreement with Fabio Paratici over his attacking style of football ultimately cost him the managerial job at Tottenham. Spurs embarked on a long search for a new permanent manager after sacking Jose Mourinho back in April, with Gennaro Gattuso and Antonio Conte among those initially approached to replace the Portuguese tactician. The north London outfit even made an approach for former boss Mauricio Pochettino, but after Paris Saint-Germain made it clear they wouldn't sanction his departure, they turned to Fonseca, who at one stage looked certain to take over in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium dugout.  
Messi knee injury gives PSG concern as Argentina star ruled out of Metz game
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Messi knee injury gives PSG concern as Argentina star ruled out of Metz game

The former Barcelona superstar was taken off on his last outing against Lyon, with it confirmed that he is nursing a slight knock Lionel Messi has handed Paris Saint-Germain an untimely injury headache, with the Ligue 1 giants revealing that the Argentine forward has undergone a scan on a knee problem. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner was surprisingly taken off in his latest appearance against Lyon, with Mauricio Pochettino having to fend off plenty of questions as to why the all-time great was withdrawn. There were suggestions at the time that the 34-year-old Argentine had taken a slight knock, with that now confirmed by PSG ahead of their midweek outing against Metz.
Thierry Henry ‘not surprised’ by Messi’s Reaction to being subbed off by Pochettino
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Thierry Henry ‘not surprised’ by Messi’s Reaction to being subbed off by Pochettino

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has said he was not surprised by Lionel Messi’s reaction, after he was subbed off during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win over Lyon. PSG came from behind to defeat their Ligue 1 rivals on Sunday and maintain their 100% record this season. Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring for Lyon in the second half, before Neymar levelled with a controversial penalty. The encounter looked set to end in a draw, until Mauro Icardi headed home a 93rd minute winner for the home side. By that point, Messi’s home debut had been brought to a premature end by Mauricio Pochettino. And the Argentine made clear his disapproval with his 76th minute substitution, refusing to shake hands with Pochettino as he trudged to the bench. Speaking post-game o...
PSG vs Lyon: Why I took off Messi -Pochettino
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PSG vs Lyon: Why I took off Messi -Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino defended his decision to take off Lionel Messi as the former Barcelona man made his home debut in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game against Lyon. Messi was outstanding in the first half at the Parc des Princes but began to fade from the game after the break and was replaced by Achraf Hakimi for the final quarter of an hour with the score 1-1 at the time. PSG won 2-1 with a stoppage-time headed goal by substitute Mauro Icardi. “Everyone knows we have great players, a squad of 35. It is my decision. We can only have 11 players on the field at one time,” Pochettino said. “I only think about the best decision in each game, for each player, just as every coach does. “We are here to make decisions. Sometimes people will be happy with them,...
Messi snubs Pochettino after being subbed off during PSG home debut
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Messi snubs Pochettino after being subbed off during PSG home debut

Lionel Messi refused to shake hands with Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, after being taken off during their game against Lyon on Sunday. The 34-year-old is yet to score for the Ligue 1 side since he arrived as a free agent from Barcelona. Messi only made his first PSG start in Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Club Brugges and the game ended 1-1. Against Lyon, Messi started in a No.10 position with Neymar to his left, Angel Di Maria to his right and Kylian Mbappe leading the line. Shortly after the Argentine hit the crossbar with a 30-yard free kick, PSG were hit by a sucker punch early in the second half. Karl Toko Ekambi raced down the left wing and crossed for Lucas Paqueta to make it 1-0. Neymar equalized shortly after the p...
PSG vs Lyon: Pochettino names strong squad for Ligue 1 clash
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PSG vs Lyon: Pochettino names strong squad for Ligue 1 clash

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named a strong squad to face Lyon in today’s Ligue 1 fixture. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle Lyon at Parc des Princes in a post via PSG’s website on Sunday morning. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach included Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the squad to face the visitors. PSG head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday. The kick-off time for PSG vs Lyon is 7:45 pm, Nigerian time. Below is PSG’s squad against Lyon: Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappé, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Neymar JR, Angel Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julia...
Champions League: Conte reacts as PSG fail to beat Club Brugge
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Champions League: Conte reacts as PSG fail to beat Club Brugge

Former Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has defended Mauricio Pochettino after Paris Saint-Germain were held to a 1-1 draw by Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Ligue 1 side took the lead through Ander Herrera, but Hans Vanaken equalized for the hosts. Lionel Messi was making his first start for PSG since leaving Barcelona, but had a quiet game, missing a great chance to win it ahead late on. Former PSG striker, Nicolas Anelka, told French TV: “Brugge were better in terms of intensity, the midfield battle, shots on target, in every area, so congratulations to them.
Champions League: Pochettino names Club that will Challenge PSG for trophy this season
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Champions League: Pochettino names Club that will Challenge PSG for trophy this season

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has said Champions League holders Chelsea are the “team to beat” in the competition this season. Thomas Tuchel’s men began defence of their title with a 1-0 win over home to Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. PSG travel to Club Brugge in Group A on Wednesday. Pochettino’s men are tipped as one of the favourites to win the Champions League after the arrival of Lionel Messi. But Pochettino said Chelsea’s spending makes them the most dangerous team. “It’s possible that Chelsea and ourselves are the two teams to beat on paper, looking at our squads. “But Chelsea are the holders so they’re the team to beat especially after strengthening their squad,” Pochettino told a news conference on Tuesday,” he said. Chelse...
PSG vs Club Brugge: Pochettino excited Messi, Neymar, Mbappe will play
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PSG vs Club Brugge: Pochettino excited Messi, Neymar, Mbappe will play

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino hinted on Tuesday that new signing Lionel Messi would line up for the first time alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in his side’s Champions League opener against Club Brugge. The Argentine, who left Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, has yet to appear for the French side alongside the two other big-name stars and Pochettino is hungry to share the excitement of the PSG fans. “Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, together? I join this collective excitement, I’m like everyone else, I would be crazy not to want to see them play together,” Pochettino told a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game. “Will we see them together tomorrow? Maybe, yes…” In more than a month Messi since he joined the club, Messi has been seen in a PSG jer...
Messi sees PSG home debut delayed as Neymar is also ruled out of Pochettino’s plans
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Messi sees PSG home debut delayed as Neymar is also ruled out of Pochettino’s plans

  An Argentine superstar will not get to grace Parc des Princes on Saturday, with South American stars sitting out a meeting with Clermont Lionel Messi has seen a home debut for Paris Saint-Germain delayed, with Neymar also being ruled out of Mauricio Pochettino's plans for a meeting with Clermont on Saturday. An Argentine superstar has seen just 24 minutes of game time since securing a switch to Parc des Princes from Barcelona over the summer, with that solitary outing coming on the road at Reims. Messi has been away on World Cup qualifying duty since then, breaking Pele's record as the top-scoring South American in men's international football, and only saw those endeavours come to a close on Thursday evening.      
Reims vs PSG: Messi included in Pochettino’s squad for Ligue 1 clash
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Reims vs PSG: Messi included in Pochettino’s squad for Ligue 1 clash

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has confirmed that Lionel Messi will be part of his squad to face Reims on Sunday evening. Messi is in line to make one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in the history of European football. “We have not yet announced the squad,” Pochettino told a press conference on Saturday, adding that all the ‘magic trio’ “will certainly be among those named, we will see if they can play from the start of the match.” Messi is yet to feature for PSG, following his free transfer from Barcelona. It will be the first season in over 20 years he will not be pulling on the Blaugrana shirt. Messi spent his entire senior career at Camp Nou, scoring 672 goals and providing 305 assists in 778 games. Without him, PSG have started the 2021/20...
PSG Prepare Swoop to sign £150m Erling Haaland to Replace Kylian Mbappe
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PSG Prepare Swoop to sign £150m Erling Haaland to Replace Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to make a shocking move for Erling Haaland to replace Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe is set to make his dream move to the Spanish giants, prompting PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino to turn to Haaland at Borussia Dortmund as his replacement. According to The Telegraph, the French giants are preparing to bid £150m for the prolific Norway striker, who will line up alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar if he joins the club. Haaland was also a transfer target for Champions League holders Chelsea and Manchester United but turned down the approach from both clubs. PSG have already signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers as well as, Lionel Messi. They also beat...
Messi poised for PSG debut against Reims, says hopeful Pochettino
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Messi poised for PSG debut against Reims, says hopeful Pochettino

The former Barcelona forward will be looking to pick up his first minutes for his new club ahead of a return to the international fold next month Lionel Messi could be in line for his Paris Saint-Germain debut against Reims in Ligue 1 next weekend, says Mauricio Pochettino, as the Argentine closes in on his first game for the club. The former Barcelona forward brought the curtain down on a glittering Camp Nou career in particularly wounded circumstances earlier this year following the club's inabiility to re-sign him. Now, the attacker, who has headlined an influx of major talents at Parc des Princes this summer, is fast approaching a maiden match in their colours, according to his manager.  
Brest vs PSG: Three key players missing as Pochettino names squad
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Brest vs PSG: Three key players missing as Pochettino names squad

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Brest in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Friday night. Pochettino named a 23-man squad to tackle Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Blé in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach excluded Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face the host. PSG head to the game after beating Strasbourg 4-2 in their last fixture. The kick-off time for Brest vs PSG is 8 pm. Below is PSG’s squad against Brest: 1.Keylor Navas 2.Achraf Hakimi 3.Presnel Kimpembe 5.Marquinhos 6.Marco Verratti 7.Kylian Mbappé 9.Mauro Icardi 11.Angel Di Maria 12.Rafinha 15.Danilo Pereira 18.Georginio Wijnaldum 21.Ander Herrera 22.Abdou Diallo 23.Julian Draxler 24.Thilo Kehrer 27. Idrissa ...
Pochettino pressed on Messi debut & Mbappe future ahead of PSG’s meeting with Brest
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Pochettino pressed on Messi debut & Mbappe future ahead of PSG’s meeting with Brest

The iconic Argentine forward is in line to make his first appearance for his new club, potentially alongside a World Cup winner Mauricio Pochettino is giving little away when it comes to his plans for Lionel Messi, with the Argentine in line to make his Paris Saint-Germain against Brest, but the coach is confident that Kylian Mbappe will remain part of his plans this season. The Ligue 1 heavyweights now boast an enviable array of attacking talent on their books, with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi being slotted into a star-studded squad alongside the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi. It could be that Messi, who was snapped up as a free agent once no contract was signed at Barcelona, opens a new chapter in his career on Saturday, with another positive week of train...
Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future
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Kylian Mbappe makes shock u-turn on PSG Future

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has made a u-turn and now wants to stay at Le Parc des Princes beyond this summer, according to Spanish radio network Cadena SER. PSG Sporting Director, Leonardo, has informed Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino that Mbappe will remain available for selection this season. Mbappe had asked PSG to sell him amid interest from Real Madrid. Mbappe’s future has been a talking point for much of last season and this season so far. The France international is in the final year of his PSG contract. The 22-year-old is yet to agree on a new deal with the club and that would see him become available as a free agent next summer. Mbappe leaving PSG next summer remains a possibility, but for now, he is staying put at the French Ligue...
Lionel Messi: Date PSG star will Make his Debut Revealed
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Lionel Messi: Date PSG star will Make his Debut Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain new signing, Lionel Messi, is expected to make his debut for the club at the end of this month as he continues his return to full fitness. According to Sky Sports, Messi, who is continuing to settle into life in France following his shock exit from Barcelona this summer, will play his first game for PSG against Reims on August 29. The Argentina captain is not yet match-fit to feature for PSG. PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino, had admitted that Messi, 34, still has catching up to do on his conditioning as he played for his country at the recently concluded Copa America and had a break after the tournament. Messi has not undergone a proper pre-season, and has missed PSG’s first two games of the new Ligue 1 season. Speaking at his post-match pr...
‘I am very happy with Mbappe!’ – Pochettino brushes off whistles as forward scores in PSG win
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‘I am very happy with Mbappe!’ – Pochettino brushes off whistles as forward scores in PSG win

The manager claimed he did not hear the jeers directed at his star during the match against Strasbourg on Saturday Mauricio Pochettino proclaimed he is "very happy" with Kylian Mbappe following a 4-2 win over Strasbourg on Saturday in which Paris Saint-Germain fans whistled at the forward amid transfer speculation. Mbappe, who has been steadily linked with Real Madrid, delivered a goal as newcomer Lionel Messi watched from the stands. His boss offered praise for his focus on the task at hand and said he didn't hear any of the jeers at Parc des Princes.
PSG vs Strasbourg: Two key players missing as Pochettino names squad
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PSG vs Strasbourg: Two key players missing as Pochettino names squad

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday night. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle Strasbourg at home in a post via PSG’s website on Saturday morning. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach excluded Lionel Messi and Neymar from the squad to face the visitors. PSG head to the game following a 2-1 victory against Troyes in their last match.Below is PSG’s squad against Strasbourg; Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé, Mauro Icardi, Rafinha, Danilo Pereir, Sergio Rico, Georginio Wijnaldum, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Arnaud Kalimuendo, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Nathan Bitumazala, Xavi Simons, Ismael Ghar...
PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino to be Without Four key Players for Ligue 1 clash
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PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino to be Without Four key Players for Ligue 1 clash

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, will be without four key players when they tackle Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1 tie on Saturday night. The four players are Sergio Ramos, Colin Dagba, Idrissa Gueye and Alexandre Letellier. PSG disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday. Pochettino’s side head to the game following a 2-1 win against Troyes in their last fixture. “Sergio Ramos is working on his fitness in training, and is expected to return to competitive action after the international break,“ PSG’s statement read. “Colin Dagba is working on his fitness, and is expected to return to competitive action after the international break. “Idrissa Gueye is back training and following COVID-19 protocols. He might return to competit...
PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino takes decision on Messi making Ligue 1 debut
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PSG vs Strasbourg: Pochettino takes decision on Messi making Ligue 1 debut

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has confirmed Lionel Messi will not make his debut in their Ligue 1 game against Strasbourg on Saturday. Messi has had only two training sessions since joining PSG as a free agent on Wednesday. The 34-year-old will be presented along with the other summer signings to the fans at the Parc des Princes ahead of the fixture, but will not play. Asked when Messi, who last played in a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the Copa America final on July 10, will make his debut, Pochettino said on Friday: “We have to take it one step at a time. The priority is that he feels well. “A month ago, he played the Copa America final and he has to make his debut in the best conditions. But I’ve seen a very mature Messi, the player we all kn...
Messi makes fresh demand to PSG ahead of Ligue 1 clash against Strasbourg
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Messi makes fresh demand to PSG ahead of Ligue 1 clash against Strasbourg

Lionel Messi has told Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, that he wants to be part of Saturday’s match squad, for their Ligue 1 fixture against Strasbourg. The 34-year-old completed a free transfer from Barcelona this week. Messi is yet to have any pre-season training, as he’s been on holidays after helping Argentina win the Copa America. However, RMC reports Messi wants to be starting games as soon as possible, although the club’s coaching staff want him to work on his sharpness first. Messi trained with the rest of the PSG squad on Thursday, as Pochettino schemes how to dovetail him into his attack that already has Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. It appears likely that he will have to wait for the Ligue 1 clash against Reims on August 29 to make his...
Messi will guarantee PSG the Champions League title – Haibeh
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Messi will guarantee PSG the Champions League title – Haibeh

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been tipped to win the European diadem following the arrival of the Argentine star at Parc des Princes Lionel Messi’s arrival at Paris Saint-Germain will guarantee the Ligue 1 side a Champions League triumph, according to Somalia national team manager Said Abdi Haibeh. After leaving La Liga side Barcelona after 21 years, the 34-year-old joined the Parisians on a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months having agreed to a €35m-per-year contract. His move to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad will also see him reunite with compatriots Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria as well as his Brazilian, former Barcelona teammate Neymar.
Nothing is Closed – Messi speaks on joining PSG, other Clubs after Barcelona exit
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Nothing is Closed – Messi speaks on joining PSG, other Clubs after Barcelona exit

  Departing Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has responded to reports linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Reports had emerged that Messi had spoken directly with PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, as he moves closer to joining the French Ligue 1 giants after leaving Barcelona. However, when asked if a move to PSG will be his next move, Messi told reporters during his farewell speech to Barcelona at a press conference in Spain on Sunday: “That is one possibility, to reach those heights. “I’ve got nothing confirmed with anybody. I had a lot of calls, a lot of interested clubs. “At the moment, nothing is closed, but we are talking about a lot of things.”
Pochettino Says Rumours regarding Messi were no distraction for PSG
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Pochettino Says Rumours regarding Messi were no distraction for PSG

  Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has insisted that his players were not distracted by Lionel Messi rumours before Saturday’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Troyes. PSG started their Ligue 1 campaign with a come-from-behind win after goals from Achraf Hakimi and Mauro Icardi. The Parisians have been heavily linked with Messi in recent days after Barcelona confirmed his departure on Thursday but Pochettino insisted that had no impact on his team’s display. “No, I don’t think so, the players and the team have been focused,” Pochettino said at the post-game news conference. “They are professionals. “His name is associated with different clubs, there are plenty of rumours, but the players have remained committed, and they will be until the end of the t...
Four players that convinced Messi to Dump Barcelona for PSG revealed
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Four players that convinced Messi to Dump Barcelona for PSG revealed

Lionel Messi spoke with four players, before making up his mind to sign for Paris Saint-Germain. ESPN reports that his former team mate, Neymar, has been in the forefront of pushing for a reunion with the 34-year-old. The two forwards played together at Barcelona for four seasons. Messi also spoke with the Argentine contingent at PSG: Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Marco Verratti. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is now expected to put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants. While Messi is a free agent, he would still command a large contract in terms of wages, commissions, a signing-on fee and bonuses. PSG owner, Tamim bin Hamad, has been keen to sign either Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since he bought the club in 2011. Hamad’s dream ...
Messi discusses PSG Move with Pochettino after leaving Barcelona
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Messi discusses PSG Move with Pochettino after leaving Barcelona

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has spoken to Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, about a potential move to the French Ligue 1 giants after leaving Barcelona. Messi leaves Barcelona after failing to sign a new five-year contract on Thursday. The 34-year-old, who first joined Barcelona’s Academy in 2000, will now play for another club in the 2021/22 season. The forward has already been heavily linked with PSG, where he could reunite with his friend, Neymar. However, Independent UK is now reporting that Messi had direct talks with Pochettino late on Thursday night in a bid to join PSG. PSG are now looking to find a way to make the transfer work. Pochettino’s side currently looks like the most viable option, as one of the few clubs able to affo...
Pochettino signs PSG contract extension to 2023
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Pochettino signs PSG contract extension to 2023

The Argentine guided the French giants to two trophies in his first six months in charge, though they missed out on the Ligue 1 title Mauricio Pochettino has signed a contract extension that will keep him tied to Paris Saint-Germain until 2023. The Argentine coach joined the French side in January, replacing Thomas Tuchel at the helm. Pochettino's initial deal was set to expire in 2022 but he and his coaching staff have committed for another 12 months.
Ramos’ Paris Saint-Germain move opens the door for Hakimi to flourish
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Ramos’ Paris Saint-Germain move opens the door for Hakimi to flourish

The centre-back’s arrival in Paris could feasibly allow Mauricio Pochettino to approach games in ways that benefit the Morocco star Sergio Ramos arrives at Paris Saint-Germain with a certain elegance and mystique owing to his brilliance and haul of trophies hitherto at Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. While he receives tons of criticism due to a certain rashness and excessive lack of control and discipline — the 35-year-old holds numerous records for yellow and red cards with Los Blancos and La Furia Roja — the legendary defender’s personality and fierce mentality cannot be questioned. PSG’s decision to offer a mammoth two-year contract to a player who’s featured seven times for club and country in 2021 (completing only three games) has raised eyebrows, but one possible ...
Hakimi begins PSG career with assist in thrashing of Le Mans
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Hakimi begins PSG career with assist in thrashing of Le Mans

The Morocco wing-back made a fine start to life in the French capital as Mauricio Pochettino's team started preparations for the new season with a win Achraf Hakimi started his PSG career with an assist as the Ligue 1 giants thrashed third division club Le Mans 4-0 in a friendly encounter on Wednesday. The 22-year-old who joined the Parisians on a five-year deal from Inter Milan last Tuesday, made a starting debut in PSG's first pre-season warm-up match at the club's training ground. Hakimi dazzled in the right-back position and he instantly made an impact which led to the hosts' second goal of the day, after Mauro Icardi's opener in the 12th minute.
PSG ‘blown away’ by Sergio Ramos
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PSG ‘blown away’ by Sergio Ramos

  Paris Saint-Germain medical staff were “blown away” by Sergio Ramos’ physical condition during his tests, according to Mundo Deportivo. Ramos is now officially a PSG player and has signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side. The Spanish defender became a free agent after leaving Real Madrid last month. He will be hoping to help Mauricio Pochettino’s team reclaim the title from Lille. Ramos arrived in Paris on Wednesday morning, accompanied by a 13-person entourage that included his entire family. He underwent his medical at noon, before heading to PSG’s offices with his wife and his children to sign his contract. The player is available for preseason, after being excluded from Luis Enrique’s La Roja squad at Euro 2020 this summer. He will earn about €1...
Sergio Ramos to undergo PSG medical, unveil Wednesday
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Sergio Ramos to undergo PSG medical, unveil Wednesday

  Former Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, will undergo a medical in Paris on Tuesday before his unveiling as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Wednesday, AS reports. The Spain international will sign a two-year deal with PSG. Ramos could train under PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, on Wednesday once he has been presented by the club. The veteran centre-back officially left Real Madrid last month after spending 16 years at the club. The 35-year-old won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. He won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Ramos joined Real Madrid in 2005 in a €27 million move from Sevilla.
Paratici arrives in London to close Nuno deal
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Paratici arrives in London to close Nuno deal

Fabio Paratici has arrived in London for the first time as Tottenham's new managing director of football and is ready to push ahead with appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach. Paratici flew in from a post-season holiday on Tuesday and further talks are planned with ex-Wolves boss Nuno this week. Spurs are confident of completing a deal for the Portuguese and ending the long-running search for Jose Mourinho's successor ahead of their return to pre-season training. Reports in Turkey over the weekend cast doubts over the move, claiming Nuno had been approached by Fenerbahce. But Sky Sports News has been told that is not the case and Fenerbahce have no interest in trying to persuade Nuno to move to Istanbul instead. It means the path is clear for Paratici to thras...
Xavi Simons: Will the PSG wonderkid be able to live up to the hype?
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Xavi Simons: Will the PSG wonderkid be able to live up to the hype?

The 18-year-old has a huge following on social media thanks to his time at Barcelona, and made his first steps into first-team football last season In the aftermath of Paris Saint-Germain's narrow 1-0 win over Caen in the Coupe de France back in February, most of the talk surrounded one major issue. Despite the game coming just a week before PSG's meeting with Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino had opted to start Neymar against lower-league opposition, only to see the world's most expensive player pick up an injury that would rule him out of facing his former club. That the majority of the attention fell on one ex-Barcelona playmaker meant that a momentous day for another former Blaugrana attacker could have been overlooked.
Mbappe to Leave PSG for new Club
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Mbappe to Leave PSG for new Club

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, Kylian Mbappe, is set to leave the club after losing faith in the project in Paris, RMC Sport reports. The France international wants to leave PSG as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Paris club. The 22-year-old has lost belief in the project of PSG sporting director, Leonardo, and will depart the club on a free transfer next summer if he doesn’t go sooner. Mbappe scored 42 goals in 47 games in all competitions for PSG last season, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men surrendered the French Ligue 1 title to Lille. PSG were also knocked out by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals. Meanwhile, Mbappe has drawn the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past. Speaking on Mbappe’s future, PSG presi...
Achraf Hakimi Takes Final Decision on Joining Chelsea
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Achraf Hakimi Takes Final Decision on Joining Chelsea

Inter Milan right wing-back, Achraf Hakimi, has ruled out any possibility of leaving the club for Chelsea this summer. According to the Express, Hakimi would instead prefer to seal a move to Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Chelsea this summer. The 22-year-old is keen to work with PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, in turn snubbing a move to Chelsea. Hakimi had drawn the interest of Chelsea in the past few days. He scored seven goals and registered eight assists for Inter Milan last season. The Morocco international joined Inter Milan from Real Madrid last year. Inter Milan are expected to demand around £66million in order to sell Hakimi.
Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links
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Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links

The Netherlands international says Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in convincing him to move to Parc des Princes Georginio Wijnaldum has explained his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain following months of strong links with La Liga giants Barcelona. PSG officially announced the signing of Wijnaldum on Thursday, with the midfielder's move to Parc des Princes set to be finalised when his contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the month. Barcelona were originally touted as the favourites to land Wijnaldum on a free transfer, but he has ultimately decided to embark on the next stage of his career in Ligue 1, citing Mauricio Pochettino as a major influence.
Zidane’s new club after Dumping Real Madrid revealed
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Zidane’s new club after Dumping Real Madrid revealed

  Paris Saint-Germain is working on bringing Zinedine Zidane to the club, according to Le 10 Sport. Zidane walked out on Real Madrid for the second time after the 2020/2021 season, where Los Blancos finished trophyless. His availability has now alerted the decision-makers at PSG. The Ligue 1 giants have been trying to hold on to Mauricio Pochettino, who is keen to return to Tottenham Hotspur. While not ushering the Argentine out the exit door, Pochettino won’t find as much protest now should Spurs firm up plans to take him back to London. A move for Zizou is already being discussed in Qatar, where PSG’s owners are planning for the new season, and initial contact is being considered. Zidane’s long time agent and confidant, Alain Migliaccio, has made it clear to Ziz...
EPL: Conte in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ to Join Chelsea’s Rivals
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EPL: Conte in ‘Advanced Negotiations’ to Join Chelsea’s Rivals

  Former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, could be set for a return to the Premier League, as he is in advanced talks to take over as head coach at Tottenham, Goal reports. Conte left his role at Inter Milan, after guiding the club to their first Serie A title in nine years. He could now be the next manager of Chelsea’s London rivals, Spurs. It is also understood that former Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici is also in discussions with Tottenham, with the 48-year-old having previously worked with Conte at Juve. Spurs are looking for a new manager after firing Jose Mourinho, with Ryan Mason handed the job on a temporary basis until the end of the 2020/2021 campaign. Mauricio Pochettino was heavily linked with a return to White Hart Lane, but it appears Pari...
I’m Leaving – Pochettino tells PSG
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I’m Leaving – Pochettino tells PSG

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has told the club’s hierarchy that he wants to leave the French Ligue 1 giants this summer, Goal reports. Pochettino only joined PSG in January, replacing Thomas Tuchel, who is currently the manager of Chelsea. The 49-year-old failed to reclaim the Ligue 1 title as Lille pipped them to the title. His team also crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Manchester City in the semi-final stage. Pochettino did manage to guide PSG to Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions victories this season. Pochettino’s contract is not due to expire until the summer of 2022, however, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has now informed PSG chiefs that he wants to depart a year early. PSG were planning on continui...
Real Madrid President, Perez shortlists 4 Managers to Take Over from Zidane
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Real Madrid President, Perez shortlists 4 Managers to Take Over from Zidane

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has shortlisted four managers to take over from Zinedine Zidane. Zidane stepped down from his role as Real Madrid manager a few days ago. The Frenchman, who is one of Real Madrid’s successful managers in their history, led the Los Blancos to finish the 2020/21 season trophyless. According to COPE, Perez has now drawn up a four-man shortlist of managers to succeed Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu, comprising Mauricio Pochettino (PSG), Antonio Conte (Free agent), Xabi Alonso (Real Sociedad B) and Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid Castilla). Pochettino is currently the manager of Paris Saint-Germain. He joined the French Ligue 1 giants in January. Conte, who led Inter Milan to win this season’s Serie A title, is currently without a...
Mauricio Pochettino is ‘considering leaving PSG to return to Tottenham and could convince Harry Kane to snub summer transfer’
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Mauricio Pochettino is ‘considering leaving PSG to return to Tottenham and could convince Harry Kane to snub summer transfer’

PSG boss, Mauricio Pochettino could make a stunning return to Tottenham, according to a new report. The Argentine was sacked by Spurs in November 2019 after the team's dramatic decline following their Champions League final defeat by Liverpool, with chairman Daniel Levy forced to swing the axe after a string of miserable results. Jose Mourinho replaced him but failed to deliver on the promise of silverware as players and fans quickly grew tired of his negative approach - with Spurs slipping away from the top four and failing to qualify for European football. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is considering trying to persuade their ex-boss to leave Paris Saint-Germain and he has revealed to his close associates that sacking Pochettino is the greatest mistake he's made in his career. ...
Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out
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Champions League: UEFA told to investigate referee after Man City dump PSG out

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has called on UEFA to investigate claims that referee Bjorn Kuipers swore at his players during their Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City. The Ligue 1 side lost 2-0 at the Etihad and 4-1 on aggregate to exit the competition. But after the second leg, Verratti claimed he was sworn at by Kuipers, while Herrera alleged he heard another teammate Leandro Paredes being verbally abused by the Dutch official. “Verratti explained to the TV in an interview. “We need to believe in what they are telling us. “I didn’t hear anything from the touchline. If something is there and it is how they explain, maybe UEFA will investigate the situation. “That is not an excuse. The most important thing is that we’re...
We deserved better’ – Pochettino says PSG ‘dominated’ Manchester City despite Champions League semi-final defeat
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We deserved better’ – Pochettino says PSG ‘dominated’ Manchester City despite Champions League semi-final defeat

Mauricio Pochettino has said Paris Saint-Germain "deserved better" than their Champions League semi-final exit on Tuesday, insisting his players did enough across two legs to advance. Even though Manchester City finished with a 4-1 aggregate advantage after their 2-0 second leg win, the manager claimed that PSG "dominated a very difficult team to control". The Citizens held Pochettino's group without a shot on target in the second leg, however, and pulled away behind a Riyad Mahrez brace with PSG eventually going down to 10 men when Angel Di Maria was dismissed in the second half.
Champions League: I have Nothing to tell my Players about Mbappe, Neymar – Guardiola
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Champions League: I have Nothing to tell my Players about Mbappe, Neymar – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he will not speak “one word” to his players about Paris Saint-Germain. City go into Tuesday’s second leg of their semi-final with PSG holding a 2-1 lead. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Guardiola insisted he won’t give detailed team talks to his team on how to stop Kylian Mbappe before kick-off. “Just focus on what we have to do, I didn’t speak one word about them. “They can change shape, their manager [Mauricio Pochettino] is so clever,” Guardiola said. Mbappe has not been able to train ahead of the game, but had made the trip from Paris to Manchester on Monday. The France forward missed the 2-1 victory over Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday because of a calf injury.
UCL: PSG Coach, Pochettino names strong Squad to Face Man City at Etihad
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UCL: PSG Coach, Pochettino names strong Squad to Face Man City at Etihad

  Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has named a strong squad to face Manchester City in UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie on Tuesday. Pochettino named a 25-man squad that includes the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria to lead the attack line for the visitors against Man City at Etihad, in a post via PSG’s official website on Monday. PSG had lost 1-0 against Pep Guardiola’s side in the first-leg encounter last Wednesday in Paris. Pochettino’s men head to the game following a 2-1 win against Lens in the French Ligue 1 encounter last Saturday, while Man City defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League. Below is PSG’s squad against Man City: Bakker Mitchel, Dagba Colin, Diallo Abdou, Di Maria Angel, Draxler Juli...
Neymar: I will do anything to beat Man City, even if I have to die on the pitch
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Neymar: I will do anything to beat Man City, even if I have to die on the pitch

Neymar says he will do anything to help Paris Saint-Germain beat Manchester City, even if it means that he has to "die on the pitch". PSG suffered a 2-1 defeat to City at Parc des Princes in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, which leaves them with a mountain to climb in the second leg at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. Neymar is still optimistic that the French champions can reach their second successive final, however, and has promised to lead from the front in Manchester as Mauricio Pochettino's side seek to complete an unlikely turnaround.
We think he’ll be there’ – Pochettino optimistic PSG star Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City
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We think he’ll be there’ – Pochettino optimistic PSG star Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City

The Ligue 1 giants are hoping their star forward can recover from a right calf injury Mauricio Pochettino is optimistic Kylian Mbappe will be fit enough to face Manchester City in a massive Champions League clash on Tuesday. Mbappe missed out on Saturday with a right calf injury as PSG defeated Lens 2-1 to keep pace in the Ligue 1 title race. PSG are looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit on Tuesday in Manchester after losing the semi-final first leg on home soil in midweek.
Champions League: Man City Were Better than PSG, their Goals Were Accidents – Pochettino
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Champions League: Man City Were Better than PSG, their Goals Were Accidents – Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain gaffer, Mauricio Pochettino, has disclosed that Manchester City were better than his team in the second half following their Champions League semi-final first-leg 2-1 defeat against the Premier League leaders on Wednesday night in Paris. Pochettino also insisted that the two goals Man City scored against PSG were accidents. Marquinhos had opened the scoring in the first leg for the French Ligue 1 Champions before Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored two second-half goals to give Pep Guardiola’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the second leg tie next week. “I think we deserved to go into the dressing room with the advantage, but [in the] second half, they were better than us,” Pochettino told BT Sport after the game. “They dominated. If you see [the...

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