UEFA Champions League Team of the Week: Matchday 5

Eight sides have guaranteed progression to the Round of 16 after Matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur exceeded all expectations by finishing 1st Group H, a group containing defending champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and were clinical in their recent dismissal of the latter. 2012 winners Chelsea secured their spot in

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Fluminense’s Wendel set for Paris Saint-Germain move

Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing a deal for 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Wendel from Fluminense. Wendel, whose full name is Marcus Wendel Valle da Silva, was being weighed up as a target for Paris Saint-Germain throughout the summer, with ESPN reporting a verbal agreement between the two clubs back in August. Edgard Maciel de Sa

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Angel Di Maria admits Barcelona move was close

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria recently revealed he was close to securing a move to Barcelona over the summer in an interview with ESPN. Barcelona were in a moment of panic following the shock loss of Neymar to the Ligue 1 giants and needed reinforcements, turning to the former Real Madrid man. While many

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Goncalo Guedes on Premier League radar after impressive start with Valencia

Portuguese sensation Goncalo Guedes has caught the attention of various English Premier League clubs following a blistering start to life in Spain with Valencia. The 20-year-old already has three goals and five assists to his name in La Liga, recently scoring a brace in Valencia’s 4-0 hammering of Sevilla. The Portuguese international was loaned to

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Kevin De Bruyne to silence PSG rumours with Manchester City contract extension

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is set to extend his contract at The Etihad Stadium amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain. That’s the latest from Goal.com’s Manchester City correspondent Sam Lee, who believes the Belgian international’s stellar start to the new campaign could see him earn a weekly wage in the region of £250,000.

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2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI announced

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi spearhead a La Liga heavy 2017 FIFA FIFPro World XI, which was presented in London on October 23. Real Madrid have five representatives – Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo – after securing La Liga and successfully defending their UEFA Champions League crown. Barcelona, who have

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Kylian Mbappe takes out Golden Boy award

Paris Saint-Germain prodigy Kylian Mbappe has been named the 2017 Golden Boy award winner after a stunning breakthrough season in 2016/17. The 18-year-old has four goals and four assists in 11 appearances with the Parisians, where he is currently on loan, and will join the club on a permanent basis for €180 million next season.

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked from Bayern Munich following a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. The Italian manager had only been with the Bavarians for one full season, where he guided them to a Bundesliga title, but went no further than the Semi-Finals of the German Cup and Quarter-Finals of

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PSG defender Thomas Meunier hints at Manchester United move

Paris Saint-Germain and Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier has expressed his interest in one day playing in the Premier League with Manchester United. Speaking with SFR Sport1 Direct, the former Club Brugge man revealed he plays with Manchester United on FIFA because he has always been a fan of the ‘real Manchester’. “Manchester. The real one,

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Official: Neymar joins PSG in world-record transfer

Paris Saint-Germain have released an official statement on the purchase of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona. “Paris Saint-Germain is very pleased to announce the arrival of Neymar Jr. The Brazilian international striker signed a five-year contract on Thursday in the presence of his and the club’s representatives,” read part of the statement. Neymar’s transfer is

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Neymar will become the world’s highest paid player at PSG

The BBC are reporting that Neymar’s impending transfer to Paris Saint-Germain will make him the world’s highest paid player. Neymar will take home an astounding €865,000 (£775, 477) every week, equalling €45 million (£40.3 million) per season with PSG. Barcelona have confirmed the requirements for the French outfit to secure the Brazilian ace’s signature on

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Barcelona approach Angel Di Maria over controversial swap deal

Barcelona have reached out to Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria over a possible summer swap deal, reports Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo. The proposed transfer, which would easily be the most shocking and unexpected move this window, follows the seemingly inevitable feeling that Barcelona have lost Neymar to PSG and must arrange replacements as quickly

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Manchester United favourites to sign PSG’s Serge Aurier

French media outlet Paris United are reporting an agreement between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier for a summer transfer. Aurier refused to sign a contract extension with PSG last season with reports suggesting the Ivorian had signed an agreement in principle with The Red Devils as early as April. The 24-year-old endured

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Can Neymar make PSG Champions League contenders?

Neymar’s reported €222 million transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has sparked wild expectations from one side and dawned an almost cataclysmic fate for the other. In a sense, rightly so. Outside of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian superstar is the cream of the crop when it comes to fantasy transfers, and PSG

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PSG still in the race for Alexis Sanchez

French newspaper Le Parisien claims that Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is far from over. PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has reiterated his desire to land the Chilean superstar by contacting Sanchez’s agent within the last week, reports Le Parisien. Alexis Sanchez is in the last year of his Arsenal contract and

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Dani Alves snubs Manchester City for Paris Saint-Germain

Dani Alves has snubbed former manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester City by signing for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian claims he chose Paris over Manchester because the French outfit have a better chance of winning trophies. Alves signs a two-year contract with BBC reports suggesting a weekly wage in the range of £230,000

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Serge Aurier sized up as Dani Alves replacement for Juventus

Serge Aurier could be on his way to Juventus after reports that the Ivorian’s representatives flew to Turin to discuss a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain. The Italian champions are in need of a full-back since releasing Dani Alves over the summer, and Aurier is one of two key targets sized up for the position

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What next for free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

It’s seldom in football to be discussing the future of a 35-year-old free agent with such optimism. The difference is that this veteran footballer, who will be 36 in October, has made his age nothing more than a distraction to the abilities that he still possesses. After winning four successive Ligue 1 titles with Paris

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Gianluigi Donnarumma stuns AC Milan with contract snub

Gianluigi Donnarumma has rocked AC Milan by refusing to sign a contract extension, putting Europe’s top-tier clubs on red alert. The teenage goalkeeper revealed the decision through his agent, Mino Raiola, who informed the club on Thursday night. “Raiola informed us that Donnarumma has made a definitive decision not to renew the contract with Milan,”

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Marco Verratti wants Barcelona move despite PSG resistance

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is desperate to join Barcelona in the summer, but his current employers have made it clear that they have no intention to sell. “Verratti is absolutely not for sale and will not be moving from Paris,” said PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi back in February. While PSG’s stance is reported

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Pepe frustrated by Real Madrid treatment amid impending exit

Long-time Real Madrid centre-half Pepe will depart in the summer, available on a free transfer after revealing he will move on following the expiration of his contract. “It is clear that I will not continue at Real Madrid,” said Pepe. The 34-year-old’s contract will expire at the end of the month, and he was believed

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Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in £61 million Paris Saint-Germain switch

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang will join Paris Saint-Germain in a £61 million transfer over the summer. The former Saint-Etienne player, who finished the campaign as the Bundesliga top-scorer with 31 goals, has agreed to a contract worth £168,000 per week with the Parisian giants. Aubameyang had informed the club of his desire to leave

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Alexis Sanchez drops a massive hint on his future

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has added another cloud of uncertainty over his future with the club shortly after The Gunners enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Manchester United. Sanchez has been the rare shining light in a mostly underwhelming season for Arsenal, who are currently 6th in the Premier League and hold an outside chance of

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