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‘I don’t see Mbappe leaving’ – Leonardo unconcerned about PSG star’s future amid Real Madrid links
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‘I don’t see Mbappe leaving’ – Leonardo unconcerned about PSG star’s future amid Real Madrid links

The Parc des Princes chief says the striker has a "deep relationship" with the French club and won't be departing for free next summer Leonardo is not concerned about Kylian Mbappe's future amid ongoing rumours linking him with Real Madrid, with the Paris Saint-Germain sporting director insisting "I don't see him leaving at the end of this season". Madrid attempted to lure Mbappe away from PSG in the summer transfer window by submitting three huge bids, the last of which reportedly came in at €220 million (£190m/£262m) on deadline day. The Ligue 1 giants rejected the Blancos' advances despite the striker entering the final year of his contract, and Leonardo hopes  a prized asset will remain at Parc des Princes beyond the 2021-22 campaign.
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Look at PSG & Mbappe!’ – Muller defends Bayern transfers & tells rivals they weren’t forced to sell

The Bundesliga champions launched a double raid on coach Julian Nagelsmann's former club RB Leipzig this year, leaving them struggling this term Thomas Muller has defended Bayern Munich's summer transfer raids on their rivals, pointing to Paris Saint-Germain and their retention of Kylian Mbappe as proof that teams are under no obligation to sell. The Bundesliga champions launched a double raid on coach Julian Nagelsmann's former club RB Leipzig, drafting both Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer into their ranks at the Allianz Arena. While Bayern have begun the season unbeaten, Leipzig have won just one of their first three games - but Muller says that any accusation of sabotaging rivals is preposterous.
Look at PSG & Mbappe!’ – Muller defends Bayern transfers & tells rivals they weren’t forced to sell
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Look at PSG & Mbappe!’ – Muller defends Bayern transfers & tells rivals they weren’t forced to sell

The Bundesliga champions launched a double raid on coach Julian Nagelsmann's former club RB Leipzig this year, leaving them struggling this term Thomas Muller has defended Bayern Munich's summer transfer raids on their rivals, pointing to Paris Saint-Germain and their retention of Kylian Mbappe as proof that teams are under no obligation to sell. The Bundesliga champions launched a double raid on coach Julian Nagelsmann's former club RB Leipzig, drafting both Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer into their ranks at the Allianz Arena. While Bayern have begun the season unbeaten, Leipzig have won just one of their first three games - but Muller says that any accusation of sabotaging rivals is preposterous.
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Salah can replace Mbappe at PSG, but I hope he doesn’t’ – Murphy

The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and the ex-Red believes the Egypt international has what it takes to fill his shoes Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Mohamed Salah is the only player who can replace Kylian Mbappe at PSG. The French international has been linked with a move to Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid next summer. It will be a tall order for the Parisians to find a replacement for the talented World Cup winner, but the 44-year-old believes the solution lies with the Merseyside team.
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Benzema makes Mbappe transfer admission as Real Madrid remain keen on PSG superstar

The France international striker already on the books at Santiago Bernabeu expects to be joined by his fellow countryman at some stage Karim Benzema expects Kylian Mbappe to become a Real Madrid player "one day or another", with the Blancos retaining long-standing interest in the Paris Saint-Germain forward. Efforts were made late in the summer transfer window to get the World Cup winner onto the books at Santiago Bernabeu, with Goal able to confirm that a €220 million (£189m/$260m) offer was tabled. No deal was done, meaning Mbappe continues to run down the final year of his contract at Parc des Princes but Benzema believes it is only a matter of time before the 22-year-old swaps life in the French capital for the Spanish equivalent.
Real Madrid left feeling cheated as PSG fail to officially respond to Mbappe bids
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Real Madrid left feeling cheated as PSG fail to officially respond to Mbappe bids

The Spanish side's offers for the 22-year-old striker were met with silence, despite suggestions Paris would be willing to sell for the right offer Real Madrid have been left seething at Paris Saint-Germain over the way they handled negotiations for Kylian Mbappe, Goal can reveal. The Spanish side made two bids for the France star in August, one for around €160 million (£137m/$188m) and the latest worth €170m (£146m/$200m) plus €10m (£9m/$12m) in add-ons. Madrid then issued the Ligue 1 team with an ultimatum, insisting they would withdraw their offer if they did not receive a response by 6pm on Monday.
Real Madrid put Hazard up for sale as they prepare for Mbappe arrival from PSG
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Real Madrid put Hazard up for sale as they prepare for Mbappe arrival from PSG

The Blancos are planning to trim down their squad to make room for the World Cup winner, who is pushing complete a move to Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid have put Eden Hazard up for sale as they prepare for Kylian Mbappe's arrival from Paris Saint-Germain, Goal can confirm. Goal has reported the Blancos have submitted an improved €170 million (£146m/$200m) bid for Mbappe after seeing their opening offer rejected, with PSG having publicly confirmed that the striker wants to leave the club after turning down a new contract. Madrid are now working behind the scenes to make room for Mbappe, with Carlo Ancelotti likely to trim down his squad amid intense competition for places in attacking positions.  
Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary
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Mbappe told Liverpool are ‘best fit’ in Premier League but Petit says PSG exit is not necessary

The 21-year-old struggled to make a significant impact during his time on loan in Ligue 1 but is determined to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann Michael Cuisance is aiming to prove his worth to Julian Nagelsmann and earn a place in Bayern's first-team squad for the 2021-22 season. The 21-year-old was sent out on loan to Marseille last season although the Ligue 1 side decided against activating a purchase option and he has now returned to Bayern. And Cuisance will now have pre-season to attempt to convince new head coach Nagelsmann that he warrants a place in the team, with there still being the possibility he could be sold.
FIFA 22 cover star: Mbappe confirmed as PSG star continues as face of EA Sports game
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FIFA 22 cover star: Mbappe confirmed as PSG star continues as face of EA Sports game

The Frenchman will be on the cover once again after previously serving as the face of the game's most recent release Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe will once again serve as the cover athlete for the latest iteration of EA Sports' FIFA series. Mbappe will be on the cover of FIFA 22 when the game is released later this year, having previously been on the cover of FIFA 21. His selection makes him the first player to repeat as a cover athlete since Cristiano Ronaldo, who fronted both FIFA 18 and FIFA 19.
Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move
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Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move

A man who spent several years at Parc des Princes and in English football wants to see his fellow Frenchman spread his wings Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to "echo Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi" by becoming a Ballon d'Or winner, claims Nicolas Anelka, with the France international urged to consider moves to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Interest from England in the highly-rated 22-year-old has continued to build over recent years, with the World Cup-winning forward cementing his reputation as one of world football's brightest stars. Considerable success has been enjoyed by Mbappe in his homeland, with four Ligue 1 titles secured, but Champions League glory has proved elusive alongside the most prestigious of individual hono...
Neymar’s best years are behind him
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Neymar’s best years are behind him

The former Parc des Princes favourite has suggested that the world's most expensive player is now past his prime Neymar's "best years are behind him" according to David Ginola, who says the Brazilian's new deal will be meaningless unless Paris Saint-Germain can also tie Kylian Mbappe down to fresh terms. Neymar put an end to speculation over his future at Parc des Princes by signing a new four-season contract last week, which includes the option of an extra year. Ginola was pleased to see the 29-year-old commit to a long-term stay but thinks it's far more important for PSG to sort out an extension for Mbappe, who he believes still has a lot more potential to unlock.
No Messi, No Ronaldo, No Problem – Guardiola Hails Manchester City Squad
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No Messi, No Ronaldo, No Problem – Guardiola Hails Manchester City Squad

The former Barcelona boss stressed that he would not rid a single player from his current squad – but acknowledged that he would love to boast an individual among his ranks with a true superstar profile. “We don’t have players who can win the game by himself – we don’t have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar,” Guardiola said. “We have to do it as a team. “I’ll be honest, I would love to have a player who scores every single game four goals and runs like these players run, I would love it. “[But] I wouldn’t change any player that we have right now today, in this season. All of them. That’s why many times I praised our captain Fernandinho, like how he helps on and off the pitch to stick together in the bad moments. “The big teams, the big players show it in the b...
Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe
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Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe

ANTHONY JOSHUA linked up with Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe on a Zoom call this week. The three superstars have been picked to be ‘Groundbreakers’ on the new FIFA 21 game. This means gamers will have the chance to play against them on Volta mode. If they beat them, they will be able to recruit the Groundbreakers to their own squad. Heavyweight champion AJ enjoyed a catch up with his fellow Fifa stars this week. The 31-year-old joined a Zoom call with Arsenal legend Henry, 43, and Fifa cover star Mbappe, 21. Although he’s a world champion boxer, fans will be able to test out AJ’s skills on the game. But he could exceed expectations after his friend admitted he could have played in the Premier League. AJ cracked a smile while on the call with Mbappe and Henr...
PSG chief Khelaifi teases possible move for Juve’s Ronaldo
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PSG chief Khelaifi teases possible move for Juve’s Ronaldo

Paris Saint Germain could line-up with an attacking three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mauro Icardi and Neymar next season. The Ligue 1 side could be plotting an outrageous move for Ronaldo this summer after owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi dropped a hint earlier this week. The Portuguese star, 35, is back in Turin after spending lockdown in his native Madeira – and was seen reporting for training on Tuesday morning. The Qatari chief mentioned Ronaldo in the same breath as “transformative” PSG legends Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, subtly hinting at another ambitious swoop. Al-Khelaifi told France Football: “[Ronaldo] remains motivated by this desire to improve every day and he always pushes his limits. “I admire this relentless will, he is a great example for all athletes of the f...
PSG ‘within their right’ to stop Mbappe playing at Olympics, says Deschamps
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PSG ‘within their right’ to stop Mbappe playing at Olympics, says Deschamps

Paris Saint-Germain are "within their right" to not allow star striker Kylian Mbappe to play for France at the Tokyo Olympics, national team coach Didier Deschamps admitted on Tuesday. "PSG, and maybe other clubs elsewhere, have taken a position and that is within their right", Deschamps said in Amsterdam, where he was attending the draw for the next Uefa Nations League. His comments came after French sports daily L'Equipe reported earlier on Tuesday that PSG had written to the French Football Federation (FFF) to say that the 21-year-old World Cup winner would not be allowed to participate at the Games. Clubs are not obliged to release players for the Olympic football tournament, which does not fall within official Fifa international dates. The Olympics are due to run from 24...
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Mbappe Returns to Haunt Monaco, Hits 20th Goal of Season

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his season tally to 20 as the French World Cup winner shone in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 rout of his former club Monaco on Wednesday. The victory kept PSG eight points clear at the top. They also registered their 50th goal of the league campaign from 20 matches. Monaco came away from PSG with a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw in the capital last weekend but they posed no similar threat just three days later. Mbappe was on target in the 24th and 90th minutes with Neymar tucking away a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Pablo Sarabia added another in the 73rd minute, just seconds after coming on as a substitute. Ibrahima Bakayoko grabbed a late consolation for Monaco, beating the impressive Kaylor Navas in goal. “In every area, we wer...
Saliba: Mbappe’s father was my coach!
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Saliba: Mbappe’s father was my coach!

The Gunners' new defender was taught by the father of the free-scoring France international wonderkid Arsenal new-boy William Saliba has revealed that he knew Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe when the pair were at school, and that the World Cup-winning forward’s father was his coach. Saliba, a £27m ($33m) signing from St. Etienne, recently signed a five-year deal with the Gunners but will spend the upcoming season back on loan with the Ligue 1 side as part of the terms of his sale. The 18-year-old centre-back grew up on an estate in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris called Bondy, where Mbappe also honed his skills as a boy.
PSG Director Admits Mbappe Might Leave Amid Real Madrid Interest
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PSG Director Admits Mbappe Might Leave Amid Real Madrid Interest

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director, Leonardo has said he cannot promise fans that Kylian Mbappe will remain at the club. Real Madrid are believed to be seriously courting the 20-year-old, after dropping interest in his team-mate, Neymar. Mbappe himself claimed earlier this summer that a ‘new project’ may appeal to him. Leonardo believes the Frenchman is happy in Paris but refused to give guarantees that he will still be at the Parc des Princes when the transfer window closes. “There’s no doubt he’s a priority for us or not. Mbappe is here and he is very important to the club, there’s no question about it.   “When training resumed on Monday, he arrived with a great attitude – a big smile on his face.   “As always. He’s very charismatic, the fans love him. It’s important t...
Kylian Mbappe Will Not Renew PSG
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Kylian Mbappe Will Not Renew PSG

Kylian Mbappe has reportedly made it known to Paris Saint-Germain that his long-term future lies elsewhere. The 20-year-old has spent two seasons at PSG and his current contract is not due to expire until 2022. Real Madrid have long been admirers of the France ace and are keeping tabs on his situation. Mbappe is one of PSG’s best-paid stars and, according to Marca, Real would be unable to compete with the Paris outfit in a straight wage war. But the Spanish newspaper suggests that money is not Mbappe’s primary motivation and that he cares more about winning trophies and awards. It is claimed that Mbappe has made it clear to PSG that he has no intention of extending his contract in Paris no matter how large their financial offer. Real are unlikely to move for Mbappe this summ...
Latest Champions League Result for PSG vs Manchester United
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Latest Champions League Result for PSG vs Manchester United

All eyes will be on Parc des Princes this week, when Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Manchester United, in the Champions League round of 16-second leg. The Ligue 1 champions won the first leg at Old Trafford 2-0. With talisman Paul Pogba suspended for this game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his team has enough to progress away from home. The match kicks off 9 pm West African time. Manchester United XI vs PSG: De Gea, Young, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Pereira, Rashford, Lukaku PSG XI vs Manchester United: Buffon, Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Draxler, Di María, Mbappe Wednesday, March 6 First half: United lead 2-1, thanks to Lukaku brace. Bernat scored...
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Mbappe beats Messi, Ronaldo to set new record

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has surpassed Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventurs star, Cristiano Ronaldo, to become the player with the most goals at the age of 20. According to Fox Sports Asia, Mbappe sits comfortably at the top of the goal-scoring list with 73 goals followed by Brazilian legend, Ronaldo (59), former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen (51), Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo (21). Mbappe came to the spotlight when he made his professional debut for French Ligue 1 club, Monaco back in 2015. The youngster led Monaco to win their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years, in the 2016/17 campaign and later moved to PSG. The France international also won the treble – Ligue 1, Coupe de France, and Coupe de la Ligue with PSG ...
My Mum Behind My Flamboyant Fashion Sense – Paul Pogba
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My Mum Behind My Flamboyant Fashion Sense – Paul Pogba

2018 World Cup winner and French international, Pogba, who sat out as his Manchester United team lost 3-1 to City on Sunday, has spoken out about who inspires his fashion style.   Pogba and his mum Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has heaped praise on his mum, crediting her as the inspiration for his bold fashion sense. The Manchester United midfielder is well-known for his flamboyant style, and when asked for the reason behind it, Pogba did not need time to think about his answer.    “My mum, she knows fashion,” he said in an interview with YouTubers Poet and Vuj from COPA90. “She’s the one who’s been putting colours and stuff, so I saw it from my mum and it’s in the family, you know. Fashion from day one.” The Manchester United man was representing his clu...
My Life Has Been Totally Turned Upside Down – Mbappe
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My Life Has Been Totally Turned Upside Down – Mbappe

The 2018 World Cup best young player and PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, has openly admitted that despite living the life of his dreams, he missed living a normal life. Kylian Mbappe France forward, Kylian Mbappe admitted that his whirlwind rise to the top of world football has totally changed his life. Mbappe, who joined Paris Saint-Germain from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco for a staggering £166million, has become one of the top stars in football and won the World Cup with France this summer at the tender age of 19. The French star has been making headlines across Europe for years now and is being tipped to soon topple Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in world football. And with his stock continuing to skyrocket, Mbappe has earned an appearance on the cover o...
‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba
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‘I Don’t Need The Armband To Be A leader,’ Says Pogba

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told AFP in an interview that his international teammates give him the freedom to express himself and be the team’s leader. Pogba has faced criticism for failing to repeat his impressive performances at the World Cup for United, who have slumped early in the season. The subject of Pogba’s reportedly fraught relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho was strictly off the table for the interview at France’s international training base. United’s difficult start in the Premier League all seems a long away from France’s glory in Russia, but reunited again with his France teammates, Pogba was happy to recall that defender Adil Rami had described him as the team’s “real leader” at the World Cup. “It really pleased me to hear Adil say t...
Mbappe Helps PSG Break 82-Year-Old Record With Four Goals
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Mbappe Helps PSG Break 82-Year-Old Record With Four Goals

Kylian Mbappe tore Lyon to shreds on Sunday with four goals as a 5-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes saw Paris Saint-Germain set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season. Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 leaders broke the 82-year-old record of eight consecutive wins set by Olympique Lillois in 1936, having equalled the mark with their 3-0 victory at Nice last weekend. “Fantastic, incredible. It was super hard in the first half, it was a crazy match,” PSG coach Tuchel told Canal+. A Neymar penalty gave PSG a ninth-minute advantage, but Presnel Kimpembe was sent off just after the half-hour mark to give Lyon hope. Bruno Genesio’s side threw away their man advantage, though, as Lucas Tousart was dismissed, and after missing a string of chances, the sensation...
‘I Should Have Scored More’, Says Four-goal Mbappe
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‘I Should Have Scored More’, Says Four-goal Mbappe

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe insisted that he “should have scored more” despite netting four times in a magnificent individual display as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Lyon on Sunday. France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO The 19-year-old scored four goals in the space of 13 second-half minutes as a 5-0 victory saw PSG set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season. But Mbappe did miss several earlier chances as he was thrice denied when one-on-one with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and struck the post before grabbing his first goal just after the...
Madrid Head To Moscow With Fewer Stars And Bigger Plans For Future
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Madrid Head To Moscow With Fewer Stars And Bigger Plans For Future

Luka Modric returns to the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the scene of Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France, not only as FIFA’s best men’s player but the star of Real Madrid too. Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (C) celebrates his goal with teammates during the Spanish league football match between Girona FC and Real Madrid CF at the Montilivi stadium in Girona on August 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO For the first time in his six seasons at Madrid, Modric will line up for a Champions League tie without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sold, or Gareth Bale, who is injured. There will be no Kaka, Angel di Maria or James Rodriguez either, all of whom Modric has rubbed shoulders with. At 33, he has outlasted them all. Together, that quintet cost Madrid almost 400 million euros ($464 ...
World Cup Star Kylian Mbappe Speaks On Real Madrid Talk
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World Cup Star Kylian Mbappe Speaks On Real Madrid Talk

The Young Player of the 2018 World Cup, Mbappe has cleared the air on his link to Real Madrid which has dominated the media space. France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe insists he won't be tempted away from PSG this summer. The striker is a target for Real Madrid. "I will stay with PSG, continuing on my path with them," the striker told reporters in Moscow. "I am at the beginning of my career." With a starring role in France's 4-2 win over Croatia, Mbappe was named the Young Player of the 2018 World Cup, a feat he put down to hard work and the quality of his teammates. "I played as I always do," he continued. "Scoring in a final is always unique.   "I have worked hard to reach moments like this, but this isn't the end, we must continue. I have the ambition to go fur...
This Before & After Photos Of Thierry Henry And Kylian Mbappe Will Inspire You
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This Before & After Photos Of Thierry Henry And Kylian Mbappe Will Inspire You

Here is an inspiring photo of Mbappe and Thierry Henry that should motivate and tell you never to give up. At only 19 years old, Mbappé is fast becoming a force to reckon with after he scored two goals against Argentina to qualify France for the World Cup quarterfinals. The young man was a nobody some years back before hard work catapulted him to stardom. Before making a stellar appearance at the ongoing world cup, Mpabbe showed his love for football by posing with French legend, Thierry Henry. A before and after photo of the two is now inspiring people of the need to persevere as hard work always pays. In 2005, Kylian Mbappé had the chance to take a picture with Thierry Henry, a 1998 World Cup winner for France. 13 years later, a photograph of them was taken again when Th...
Wilshere Just Like Messi And Mbappe – Arsene Wenger
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Wilshere Just Like Messi And Mbappe – Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has likened Jack Wilshere to Barcelona star Leo Messi and PSG's Kylian Mbappe. Wilshere has just been released by the Gunners. "Jack Wilshere is a playmaker, a guy who is a bit of a Messi type," Wenger told beIN Sports. “He makes me think about Mbappe because I played him at 17 years of age because he was an exceptional talent.   “Unfortunately he has been stopped early by big injuries around his ankle. I believe now he comes out of it and is an exceptional footballer.   “He can get past people and give the final ball, has a fantastic football brain and he is a great guy as well. “When you have gone through what he has gone through you need to be mentally very strong.   “He can take pressure to believe me I would say he would be a creat...
Kante Beats Mbappe, Benzema To 2017 Best French Player Award
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Kante Beats Mbappe, Benzema To 2017 Best French Player Award

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been awarded the 2017 Best French Player Award by France Football, which also awards the Ballon D’Or. He won the award with 92 points, five better than Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, and 40 better than Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, who is still barred from the national team. Kante won back-to-back English Premier League titles with Leicester City (2016) and Chelsea (2017), and won the PFA and FWA player of the year awards ahead of Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Dele Alli. He was also named Chelsea’s best player for 2017 and named in Premier League team of the year. He is considered one of the best defensive midfielders in world football.
Neymar Shines On Return As PSG Beat Rennes
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Neymar Shines On Return As PSG Beat Rennes

Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1. The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat out Wednesday’s French League Cup clash at Strasbourg after travelling back to Brazil to deal with a family matter. But he made an immediate impact in Rennes by scoring the opening goal after just four minutes before teeing up Kylian Mbappe to add a second for PSG just past the quarter-hour. Firmin Mubele halved the deficit after the break, but Rennes were reduced to 10 men when Benjamin Andre picked up a second booking and Edinson Cavani netted PSG’s third on 75 minutes. Neymar swiftly made it with four as he turned home his secon...
Bayern Munich Gain Revenge, But Paris Saint-Germain Win Group
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Bayern Munich Gain Revenge, But Paris Saint-Germain Win Group

Corentin Tolisso struck twice as Bayern Munich avenged September’s defeat at Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in Bavaria on Tuesday, but the French side finished top of Group B. With both teams already through to the last 16, Bayern needed to win by four goals to usurp PSG having lost 3-0 at the Parc des Princes. Bayern raced into a 2-0 half-time lead thanks to goals by Robert Lewandowski and Tolisso. Kylian Mbappe calmed the visitors’ nerves just after the break before Tolisso scored a superb third for Bayern. The result means the big-spending Parisians finish as group winners with a better goal difference across the two head-to-head matches, while the German champions restored pride as they matched PSG’s tally of 15 points. It was a second straight defeat for Unai Em...
Paris Saint-Germain Star Neymar Has A Heart Of Gold – Thiago Silva
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Paris Saint-Germain Star Neymar Has A Heart Of Gold – Thiago Silva

PSG captain Thiago Silva suggested coach Unai Emery could alternate penalty duty between Neymar and Edinson Cavani after the win at Monaco, adding that Neymar “has a heart of gold.” Neymar struck from the spot after Cavani had opened the scoring in the 2-1 win. Cavani had previously been PSG’s penalty taker of choice but, after Neymar asked to take one in the 2-0 home win over Lyon in September, the new pecking order has been unclear. Asked about it by journalists, Thiago Silva replied: “Ask the coach. Today it was Neymar, but maybe he gives it to Edinson in our next match. “He [Neymar] has a heart of gold, you cannot begin to imagine. If he had already scored, perhaps he would have left it for Edi — maybe even Kylian [Mbappe] because he struggled to score.” Speaking before ...
Dani Alves Has Acquired At PSG Since Joining -They Already Call Him ‘The Boss’
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Dani Alves Has Acquired At PSG Since Joining -They Already Call Him ‘The Boss’

While some thought he was going to PSG for a golden retirement, he is still a vital player just as he was at Juventus, Barcelona and Sevilla, his previous three sides. Against Angers Alves served up assists for Mbappe and Draxler, with L'Equipe saying: "Four months after his arrival he has given the impression that he's always been part of the Parisian journey." PSG have won all 11 games with Alves starting, with 40 goals for and just three against. He is still the player that provided 102 assists in 391 Barcelona games with Messi. Alves' opponents, like Gilles Sunu, Angers forward, was surprised at his leadership. "Even to the extent he was shouting at Thiago Silva. He was the boss," said Sunu. From inside the dressing room they say "what has surprised the majority of players since he...
Golden Boy Mbappe Gets The Fright Of His Life -Ligue 1 Goes Social
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Golden Boy Mbappe Gets The Fright Of His Life -Ligue 1 Goes Social

It’s getting to that time of the year where ghosts and ghouls start to appear everywhere for Halloween celebrations. No-one in Ligue 1 knows that better than Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, who was given the fright of his life by the tricksters at his club. Many members of the PSG squad were pranked by the social media team, who conned them into believing that they were filming a promotion to wish their fans Happy Halloween. Midway through their interviews, all the lights in the room would cut out, leaving the players in pitch darkness. Using an infrared camera, PSG show an actor in ghoulish make up sneak up on their stars to make them jump. While some, like Layvin Kurzawa, took it coolly, others were far more dramatic, with Mbappe the best of these. The teenager literally j...
Mbappe: Neymar Like A Big Brother To Me At PSG
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Mbappe: Neymar Like A Big Brother To Me At PSG

Kylian Mbappe is enjoying playing alongside Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain as the Brazil star is "like a big brother" with the teenage striker. Mbappe joined the Parc des Princes side from Monaco in a deal that will cost around €160 million shortly after Neymar made the switch to the French capital for a world record €222m. The duo have had bright starts to life with Unai Emery's side, with Mbappe scoring four goals in all competitions and Neymar getting 10 in 11. Mbappe expects Neymar to be pivotal in PSG's future as they look to secure their place among Europe's elite, but the 18-year-old is benefiting from his presence off the field too. "He's really behaved like a big brother with me," he told This is Paris. "For me it's great to have a player like him with you every day. "He's rea...
‘He’s My Buddy’ – Neymar Want To Be Messi For Mbappe At PSG
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‘He’s My Buddy’ – Neymar Want To Be Messi For Mbappe At PSG

Neymar says he wants to be helpful to his "buddy" Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, just as Messi assisted the Brazilian during his time at Barcelona. The attacker and his teenage team-mate were both on target Wednesday as PSG strolled to a 4-0 win over Anderlecht in the Champions League, with the 18-year-old Frenchman scoring just three minutes in and setting up b to help the French side to a 2-0 lead at half-time. Neymar found the net after the hour mark with a stunning free-kick before Angel Di Maria rounded out the scoring in the dying minutes. The goal for Mbappe, his eighth in the competition, made him the highest-scoring teen in Champions League history, and the club are off to a flying start to their season having won 11 times in 12 matches in Ligue 1 and the Champions Leagu...
Has Neymar Ended Draxler’s PSG Career?
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Has Neymar Ended Draxler’s PSG Career?

A whirlwind of speculation has gathered pace over the relationship between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani over the last fortnight. Since the duo squabbled over set-piece responsibilities in a 2-0 win over Lyon at Parc des Princes, their compatibility has been the focus of the media and will, no doubt, continue to come under scrutiny in the weeks ahead. But this battle to become alpha male in the French capital rather ignores the fact that there is set to be one other giant loser at PSG over the months to come: Julian Draxler, a player, who, at 24, should be approaching his prime. Even if relations between Cavani and Neymar are strained they will have to be totally broken before head coach Unai Emery drops the Uruguayan, for there is no chance of Cavani being aske...
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, A Threat From One Of Real Madrid’s Own
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Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, A Threat From One Of Real Madrid’s Own

There will be 12 Madridistas on the Signal Iduna Park pitch tonight with the eleven wearing the club's colours and the other Aubameyang who will be a threat for Zinedine Zidane's side with his ratio of 1.33 goals per game. Aubameyang's grandfather was from Avila and he promised him that one day he would play for Real Madrid which he has so far not managed to achieve, even if he is one of Europe's best marksman. Unfortunately, while other top clubs including Chelsea and AC Milan have shown interest in signing him, Real so far have not come knocking on his door. "The only club I would leave Borussia for is Madrid," he said in 2016. Now though he appears to have grown tired of waiting for Los Blancos. "I don't have any more dreams, I will not talk more about Real Madrid because maybe the...
Zidane Won’t Operate In January Transfer Window
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Zidane Won’t Operate In January Transfer Window

The coach doesn't intend on his side being strengthened due to the confidence that he has in his current crop of players. That confidence is total and absolute and could only be changed by an injury to an important player in the months ahead. If that does not happen, Real Madrid will tiptoe their way through the window once more in a manner that the club hasn't been too accustomed to during Florentino Perez's time in charge. Zidane has made it clear to the club hierarchy that he doesn't need any assistance and is more than satisfied with the squad at his disposal. There is no doubting the ability of a group of players who have won almost everything asked of them and the conviction in them is total and absolute. At no point has Zidane wavered in his thinking or expressed any doubts about...
Former Bayern Striker Elber: Neymar To PSG Has ‘Destroyed The Market’
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Former Bayern Striker Elber: Neymar To PSG Has ‘Destroyed The Market’

Former Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber says Paris Saint-Germain "destroyed the whole market" with their €222 million signing of Neymar. PSG stunned the footballing world in activating the buy-out clause in Neymar's contract to more than double the world record for a transfer fee. The Parisians are also set to shell out around €180m for Kylian Mbappe when a loan move from Monaco becomes permanent next season, with eyebrows raised over PSG's cooperation with Financial Fair Play regulations, while UEFA have also confirmed they are looking into the deals. Elber, who also played for Ligue 1 side Lyon in his career, believes that clubs in the Bundesliga now cannot keep up with the likes of PSG, who he accuses of distorting the market. "There is no [Bundesliga] club that would say 'Yes, w...
Rashford, Mbappe And Dembele In Contention For 2017 Golden Boy Award
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Rashford, Mbappe And Dembele In Contention For 2017 Golden Boy Award

The prize, founded in 2003, relates to performances across a particular calendar year, with the winner decided by a panel of 30 journalists. Among the favourites this time round are Mbappé, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on an initial loan last month after impressing for Monaco, and Dembélé, who faces at least three months out with injury after completing his £97m move to Barcelona in the summer. But Rashford, who finished as runner-up in last year’s competition to Swansea’s on-loan Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches – will also be a strong contender after impressing for Manchester United. Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke and Joe Gomez, plus Everton’s Dominic Calvin-Lewin, Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham and Reece Oxford of West Ham, who is currently on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach, comp...
Benzema: When You’re Starting Games At A Club Like Real Madrid, You Don’t Leave
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Benzema: When You’re Starting Games At A Club Like Real Madrid, You Don’t Leave

Zinedine Zidane's trust in the striker is total and, despite rumours of an incoming such as Kylian Mbappe, Gareth Bale was considered the more likely to depart in such a scenario. "As an attacker, when you are starting games, you do not need to leave," Benzema said in an interview with BeIN Sports France. "And even more so at a club like Real Madrid." The striker stated that Los Blancos hold his sole focus at the moment, although he does not rule out appearing at the 2018 World Cup for France, and notes that the equality across the Madrid squad is the key to their current success. "There is a structure of six or seven players who have played together for a long time, and we also have good young players," noted the Frenchman. "We are in our best moment, and in terms of trophies, yes, t...
Neymar On MCN: There’s A Long Way To Go Before We Understand Each Other
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Neymar On MCN: There’s A Long Way To Go Before We Understand Each Other

The striker force of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar - the MCN front three - were impressive and they each got on the scoresheet, but the Brazilian has insisted that there is still room for improvement. "There's a long way to go before we understand each other with a look and with a movement," he said after the match. "They are both great players and we're getting to know each other. "Cavani is an excellent footballer and Mbappe is a top player. "I have to keep developing with [Mbappe] and him with me so that we can understand each other even more. "It's easy to play with intelligent players, but there's room for fine-tuning." The former Barcelona player was, though, quick to point out that PSG is about more than world-class forwards. "It's not just Cavani and Mbappe," he s...
Tom Rogic’s Celtic Set To Face PSG In The Champions League
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Tom Rogic’s Celtic Set To Face PSG In The Champions League

Australian midfielder Tom Rogic's Celtic face a tough examination as they host PSG in their first Champions League group match on Wednesday morning (AEST). Coach Brendan Rodgers is expected to use the 24-year-old in his preferred attacking midfield position behind centre-forward Leigh Griffiths during the match at Celtic Park. It's likely Rogic will come up directly against PSG's deep-lying midfield duo of Frenchman Adrien Rabiot and Italy's Thiago Motta. The French powerhouses also feature an array of attacking riches headlined by blockbuster transfer signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with deadly striker Edinson Cavani leading the line. All three marquee forwards got on the scoresheet during the Parisians' 5-1 win over Metz in Ligue 1 last Saturday (AEST) - which marked the debut of ...
Paris Saint-Germain Feel Persecuted By Existing European Order
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Paris Saint-Germain Feel Persecuted By Existing European Order

PSG's moves, during the summer transfer window, changed the scenery of world football, as their president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, seeks to establish the French team among the European football greats. The multi-billionaire boss understands as well that his ongoing project has started bothering Champions League rivals who are worried that PSG will unsettle the existing order. His controversial transfer policy has allegedly led a third party to make a complaint to FIFA regarding Neymar's move, although Al-Khelaifi remains confident that everything happened in a fully legal manner. The Paris club maintain that they have adapted to the Financial Fair Play rules and the Qatari businessman is expected to break down his ambitious project in the next few days. Meanwhile, PSG seem ready to defend ...
Rodgers Insists Celtic ‘Will Not Be Intimidated’ By PSG’s Dangerous Forward Line
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Rodgers Insists Celtic ‘Will Not Be Intimidated’ By PSG’s Dangerous Forward Line

Celtic begin their Champions League campaign at home against the Ligue 1 giants, who have added Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to their attacking ranks this summer. And speaking to the press ahead of the European clash at Celtic Park, Rodgers insisted that his side will not stand off their 'top class players'. 'It should be a great spectacle,' said the Northern Irishman. 'We worked very hard last year in the league and went through a tough qualification phase and this is the competition that we wanted to be in. 'In these types of games attitude is everything. 'They are put together to win this competition. There is no question about that, with the quality they have and what they have been building over the last few years and over the summer, bringing in Neymar and Mbappe, who is an amazing y...

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