Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe the young player who could make PSG's UCL dreams a reality

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:34:00 PDT

Brian McBride says wherever AS Monaco's Kylian Mbappe plays next season, he should ensure he'll receive ample playing time. The FC panel remark on the continued rumours of Ronaldo's exit from Madrid, and if that means Mbappe would fill his place. Julien Laurens breaks down the latest PSG transfer rumours surrounding Marco Verratti and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Paris Saint-Germain are in the process of reinvigorating their once-ambitious project, and sporting director Antero Henrique is the man Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) have charged with leading the revolution. Since his arrival at the start of June, the Portuguese has been tackling mostly internal issues -- notably the battle to keep Marco Verratti -- but he has now started to turn his attention toward potential summer signings. After speaking with chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi and coach...

Kylian Mbappe: Madrid, United, Arsenal, PSG, City and Liverpool's sales pitch

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:33:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. The ESPN FC crew have all the best coverage on the Kylian Mbappe transfer rumours. Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is the most sought after man in world football. The France international, 18, scored 24 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions last season and starred as Monaco reached the semifinals of the Champions League and won Ligue 1.  His blistering form has led to plenty of talk in the gossip columns about his next club. From Real Madrid to Manchester United, Arsenal to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe is a wanted man. Here, we've selected the clubs Mbappe has been linked...

Man United, PSG to battle over Ronaldo as Madrid hold out for €200m

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:22:00 PDT

With Ronaldo reportedly intending to quit Real Madrid, ESPN FC's Mark Ogden assesses the chances of a Man United return. The FC crew evaluate Cristiano Ronaldo's future with Real Madrid and assess the possibility of a Manchester United return. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Man United, PSG to do battle for Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has begun to pack his bags, it would seem. The Times reports that the Portuguese, "angered and saddened" by the accusation of tax evasion and the reporting of the case in Spain, has informed Real Madrid that he intends to leave that club -- and asked representatives...

Ligue 1 fixtures: Paris Saint-Germain need fast start in title recovery

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:59:00 PDT

With reports of Marco Verratti moving to Barca, Frank Leboeuf addresses identity issues surrounding the club currently. With rumours surrounding Aubameyang's future, Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson assess if he'll move to Paris Saint-Germain. The 2017-18 Ligue 1 season fixtures have now been released -- here are five to watch for recently deposed former French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Unai Emery's men have been gifted a gentle start with newly promoted Amiens at home before a trip to face Guingamp and two more home matches against Toulouse and Saint-Etienne. Les Parisiens' run-in is not too tricky either, with Amiens and Caen away sandwiching a visit from Rennes. However, PSG will not be at home in the final game of the campaign,...

PSG summer briefing: International Champions Cup, Trophee des Champions, transfers

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

While PSG failed to win the Ligue 1 title, take a look back at their top five league goals. A disappointing 2016-17 season ended on a small positive for Paris Saint-Germain with a record 11th Coupe de France success on May 27 at Stade de France. Following that triumph, 14 squad members then went off for international duty -- Jean-Kevin Augustin and Christopher Nkunku were already in South Korea for the FIFA under-20 World Cup -- before finally getting a break. A few players picked up injuries while with their national teams, notably Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti, so they will report...

Donnarumma and Lafont should be targets if PSG covet new goalkeeper

Tue, 6 Jun 2017 07:24:00 PDT

Edinson Cavani showed why he's one of the world's best strikers as he hit home 35 goals in 36 leagues matches for PSG. Paris Saint-Germain's Alphonse Areola has told TF1's Telefoot that the French capital outfit informed him before the end of last season that they intend to sign a new goalkeeper this summer. The 24-year-old experienced a turbulent first full senior campaign at Parc des Princes and after waiting to dislodge Kevin Trapp as coach Unai Emery's first choice, the former France under-21 international then lost his place after a combination of individual errors and poor collective displays. Areola,...

Transfer Rater: Fabinho to Manchester United, Pepe to Paris Saint Germain

Mon, 5 Jun 2017 01:30:00 PDT

Steve Nicol shares his take on the latest crop of rumors to hit the summer transfer window. The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Fabinho to Manchester United Jose Mourinho looks set to add energy and intelligence to his midfield, as Manchester United are leading the way in the race to...

Former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria linked with Barcelona move

Sun, 4 Jun 2017 05:45:00 PDT

Gareth Bale has confirmed he is happy at Real Madrid after winning his third Champions League title with the club. Will Angel Di Maria, right, link up with Argentina teammate Leo Messi at Barcelona? The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Di Maria to join Messi at Barca? Barcelona are interested in signing Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain as a replacement for Arda Turan, according to Mundo Deportivo. It has been widely reported that Turan will depart the Camp Nou this summer after failing to break into the Barca side on a regular basis. But news that former Real...

Crucial summer for PSG as they try to get their UCL ambitions back on track

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:12:00 PDT

With rumours surrounding Aubameyang's future, Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson assess if he'll move to Paris Saint-Germain. Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi reaffirm their loyalty to PSG after their Coupe de France triumph over Angers. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi backs Unai Emery to remain at the club next season after their Coupe de France triumph. Antero Henrique will take over as Paris Saint-Germain's new sporting director this summer and arrives at Parc des Princes at a crucial moment for the French capital outfit. Les Parisiens lost out to Monaco in Ligue 1 and failed to reach the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in five attempts since the takeover by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI). Unai Emery's men only claimed the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions, which represents a significant step...

No room for mistakes as Paris Saint-Germain face key transfer window

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:35:00 PDT

With rumours surrounding Aubameyang's future, Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson assess if he'll move to Paris Saint-Germain. A new sporting director, a staff reorganisation, a manager under pressure, players asking questions, a big need to strengthen the squad, an identity to rediscover. This summer is without a doubt the most important in Paris Saint-Germain's history. Never before, and even less since the Qataris took over the club in 2011, have three months been so crucial for the club. The 2016-17 season has been a huge disappointment with the loss of the Ligue 1 title and, far more traumatic, the humiliating defeat...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pursuit shows PSG are serious about rebuild

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:24:00 PDT

With rumours surrounding Aubameyang's future, Gab Marcotti and Stewart Robson assess if he'll move to Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain are firmly leading the hunt for the signature of Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and could pay up to €85 million to sign him, according to an ESPN FC source. After a disappointing season, which only saw Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions success, owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) have received a wake-up call louder than the one they failed to heed last summer after UEFA Champions League disappointment. The PSG project needs reinvigorating...

World Fame 100: Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva makes list

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

We asked Ben Alamar, ESPN's director of sports analytics, to figure out the most famous athletes in the world. Using a formula that combines endorsements with social media fan base and Google search popularity, he ranked the globe's most famous athletes in our second annual World Fame 100. Paris Saint-Germain landed one player on our list: No. 76: Thiago Silva Why he's got fame: The most talented, skillful, imperious central defender of his era -- and with all due respect to the likes...

PSG remain a work in progress, face an uphill climb toward success

Mon, 29 May 2017 08:47:00 PDT

Unai Emery's first season in charge of PSG was full of ups and downs. Paris Saint-Germain won the French Cup on Sunday, beating Angers 1-0 thanks to an injury-time own goal. In some ways, it was a metaphor for their season: More smoke than fire, with everything requiring more effort than ought to have been needed and a lingering fear of failure. There's a parallel universe, in which Barcelona's twilight-world comeback never happens and PSG advance to the Champions League quarterfinals and then the whole season takes an entirely different turn. But the problem with...

PSG's Meunier turns weatherman during Coupe de France final

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:56:00 PDT

An own goal in stoppage time of the Coupe de France final lifted PSG to their second domestic cup title of the season. Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi reaffirm their loyalty to PSG after their Coupe de France triumph over Angers. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi backs Unai Emery to remain at the club next season after their Coupe de France triumph. Right-back Thomas Meunier has been one of few successes from Paris Saint-Germain's ill-fated summer 2016 transfer window. While the likes of more glamorous signings Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jese Rodriguez -- the latter two more expensive -- all flopped badly at Parc des Princes, the Belgium international has been an unqualified success. Meunier is already hugely popular at PSG despite just one solitary season in the French capital, but his popularity is not solely down to what he...

PSG clinch domestic cup double thanks to late Angers own goal

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:04:00 PDT

An own goal in stoppage time of the Coupe de France final lifted PSG to their second domestic cup title of the season. PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain are the most decorated club in Coupe de France history but needed a late Issa Cissokho own goal to beat Angers 1-0 and claim title No. 11 after a lacklustre display at Stade de France on Saturday. Angers Paris Saint-Germain 0 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives The win. After finishing second to Monaco in the Ligue 1 standings, PSG needed to lift the Coupe de France at all costs to avoid this season being considered any more of a failure. They did it -- just. PSG's victory means that they have now pulled clear of Marseille...

Inter plan to fund James bid by selling Perisic to Man United for €55m

Sat, 27 May 2017 04:38:00 PDT

Shaka Hislop believes Zinedine Zidane is not to blame for James Rodriguez's troubles at Real Madrid. Jose Mourinho is reportedly stepping in to help ensure Manchester United land Ivan Perisic from Inter. The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Mourinho steps in to bring Perisic to United Jose Mourinho has personally intervened in order to ensure Manchester United beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signing of Ivan Perisic, but Inter Milan are holding out for €55 million, according to CalcioMercato. The Italian outlet claims the 28-year-old Croatia international...

PSG fittingly can send club legend Maxwell out on top with cup triumph

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:29:00 PDT

With domestic seasons all wrapped up, Alejandro Moreno and Alexis Nunes predict some of the cup finals around Europe. The ESPN FC crew discuss what lies ahead for Unai Emery and Paris Saint-Germain following a disappointing 2016-17 campaign. Amid rumours linking him to various clubs, Julien Laurens discusses whether or not PSG's Marco Verratti is set for a move. PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain will end an unsatisfying season with a Coupe de France final against Angers at Stade de France on Saturday and the curtain will come down on popular veteran Maxwell's illustrious career with the capital club as well. It is unclear what the future holds for the Brazilian left-back right now but whether he plays on or hangs up his boots, the 35-year-old will always deserve more credit than he generally tends to get. Assuming PSG beat Angers this weekend, Maxwell will...

One question for Europe's top clubs: Will Wenger go? Who replaces Zlatan?

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:00:00 PDT

With the Premier League season behind us, take a look at the latest predictions of how the top 4 will shape up next season. This season has thrown up plenty of questions for Europe's biggest clubs. Here, ESPN FC's correspondents discuss the big issues facing their team. Premier League CHELSEA: Who will replace Diego Costa? Diego Costa's rollercoaster three-year spell at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end this summer. Chelsea will be waving goodbye to a restless spirit, a huge personality and at times a significant headache. They will also be losing one of the world's best strikers. Fortunately the summer market...

Transfer Talk: Paris Saint-Germain's Verratti couldn't refuse Barcelona offer

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:24:00 PDT

Marco Verratti reportedly told teammates he couldn't pass up the opportunity to play alongside Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Mundo Deportivo writes that although Marco Verratti is happy at Paris Saint-Germain and is willing to stay in France, the offer to join Barcelona this summer would prove too much for him to resist. For more on Verratti to Barcelona, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Mbappe and Monaco down PSG in record-breaking Ligue 1 campaign

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:33:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The ESPN FC crew bring you all the best coverage from Monaco's superb Ligue 1 campaign. The Ligue 1 season broke many records as David beat Goliath: Monaco was crowned champions ahead of Paris Saint-Germain. Few anticipated such a wonderful Monaco campaign back in August. PSG lost five games in the league this season, as many as in their last two seasons put together. Monaco lost only three games and won 30 out of 38, scoring 107 goals. The top two, Monaco and PSG, finished with 182 points combined, the highest total in French top-flight history. Four Ligue 1 players scored more than...

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