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Andreas Cornelius breaks Zlatan record

Andreas Cornelius, 20, has made a record-breaking ascent the last season. Having established himself in Danish FC Copenhagen’s first team the striker scored a total of 18 goals, won the top scorer and established himself as a starting player in the Danish national team.

Premier league newcomer Cardiff has now been reported to buy FC Copenhagen’s star striker Andreas Cornelius for 86 million Swedish kronor. This is a new transfer record in the Northern Europe. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sold for 80 million Swedish kronor when he left Malmo FF to Ajax in 2001. The transfer sum was then a record for football transitions from Scandinavia.

Andreas Cornelius

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And the record held up until now, when the 20-year-old Danish national team striker Andreas Cornelius was bought by Cardiff for more than 86 million Swedish kronor, reports the Danish Radio and refers to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. The transition should have become clear during Thursday and Andreas Cornelius will according to Danish media reports earn 1.6 million Euro in Cardiff.

Andreas Cornelius turned 20 in March and he also scored a goal against the Czech Republic with his first-ever national team goal. Niklas Bendtner is suspended from all national team games for six months after driving drunk. With the obvious starting player away Danish coach Morten Olsen had to think outside the box and in the World Cup qualifier away against the Czech Republic Andreas Cornelius, 20, was given the chance.

When the FC Copenhagen talent – Andreas Cornelius has scored 16 goals this season – received the ball at the Czech penalty box he impressed immediately. Cornelius slipped past a defender and fired a missile into the first corner.

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Potential problems between Zlatan and Blanc

Laurent Blanc celebrated the biggest star in Paris SG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But beneath the surface there is a conflict that can genuinely disturbe the relationship between the new coach and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Blanc’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has sued Mino Raiola for 7.8 million Euro. When Laurent Blanc yesterday afternoon officially was unveiled as Paris SG’s new coach at a press conference in Paris, he was quick to pay tribute to the team’s Swedish superstar.
– Ibrahimovic has revealed that he is professional in every way. I want him to show the way with his attitude, taking with him the others at a high level – our goal will be high, said Blanc.

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zlatan career

Many wonder how Blanc, fired as French coach after Euro 2012, which was far from PSG’s first choice to handle a star like Zlatan. There is also a view that not as many are aware of and are likely to obscure the relationship between Blanc and Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan’s agent and close friend, Mino Raiola, for a time tried to find a new club for PSG player Blaise Matuidi and the midfielder is now be close to a move to Manchester City. Matuidi is not Raiolas players but under contract with the controversial French star agent Jean-Pierre Bernes. Bernes’s is close friend and agent of Laurent Blanc.

Matuidi has through a letter trying to get out of the contract with Bernes. The French agent recently responded by suing Raiola and Matuidi in French court through his lawyer Carlo Brusa:
– We oppose the legality of the termination of the agreement. The letter is rubbish. He (Raiola) has violated all the rules by offering the player to the big clubs in Europe, including England, to get him to leave PSG, said Brusa to Le Parisien.

Raiola has commented on Radio Monte Carlo:
– Matuidi has a contract with an agent in France. That’s all I need to know.
– It is a shame that Ancelotti leaves but that’s what happens. Zlatan stays in PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name that will be respected.

Blanc explained yesterday what he expects of PSG players and also signaled how he wants to show his authority:
– In the locker room it is French that apply.

Remains to be seen how Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who does not speak French, will obey it.

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Laurent Blanc to coach Zlatan and PSG

PSG got rejected by Fabio Capello. Now they are instead mostly focusing on that Laurent Blanc will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new coach. The French national team legend and former coach is in advanced stage of negotiations with the club, writes both Le Parisien and L’Equipe.

Earlier this week, it seemed to be almost ready. Several French and Italian media stated that Fabio Capello, 67, would take over Paris Saint-Germain – but that deal now seems rejected by Fabio Capello as we wrote yesterday.

The Italian, with a long and digested credit, turned down PSG and will remain as coach of Russia.
Let’s see, instead, a former French national coach out to take over the club. According to both Le Parisien, L’Equipe, among others, Laurent Blanc is in advanced stage of negotiations with PSG.

The 47-year-old – with close to 100 games as a player in the CV – led Bordeaux to the Ligue 1 title in 2009, but has not committed to any assignment since he was fired from the French national team after the Euro fiasco last year.

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zlatan career

Names as Frank Rijkaard, Andre Villas-Boas, Michael Laudrup, Guus Hiddink, Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez have said no to the offer from PSG – but now it appears as Laurent Blanc is close signing with the Paris club.

Paris Saint Germain’s current coach, Carlo Ancelotti, is in agreement with Real Madrid and will be leaving for the Spanish giant when Paris SG made ​​it clear with his replacement. Is this the final say in who will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s new coach or will we see even more rumors in the near weeks?

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Fabio Capello to coach PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a new coach. And most likely it becomes an old acquaintance, according to French and Italian media. Fabio Capello is taking over Paris Saint-Germain.

Carlo Ancelotti has already announced his intention to leave PSG for Real Madrid. Since then it has been rumored that names like Roberto Mancini, Andre Villas-Boas and Leonardo to take over the club.

Sky Italia and French L’Equipe writes during Tuesday night about an impending deal. According to Sky Italia, Fabio Capello and his son, who is also his agent, have landed in Paris on Tuesday evening.

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Even a month ago it was reported about a possible appointment and the beginning of June Fabio Capello commented about it: 
– I have not had any contact with PSG, but you should never say never in life. But for now, this is really such that I work in Russia, he told Sovietskiy Sports.

The Italian is since autumn 2012 coach of Russia, and is meant to guide the team over the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. PSG must therefore solve Capello from the contract – it is stated cost € 3 million – to get him to Paris.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Fabio Capello during his time in Juventus 2004-2006. The two had their fights on several occasions. In recent years however, Zlatan Ibrahimovic expressed his deep respect for Fabio Capello. 

Among other things, Zlatan told how Capello lectured on Marco van Basten closed technique for him.  Zlatan wrote nearly an entire chapter in his autobiography “I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘to Fabio Capello:
“I like men with power and attitude and Capello believed in me.
‘You have nothing to prove, I know who you are and what you can, he said one of the first few days, and it gave me peace of mind.’ ”

What do you think about the Fabio Capello rumors. Do you want him to coach Zlatan and PSG or do you prefer some other coach?

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Zlatan in new Juventus rumors

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to be of big interest to the Italian transfer market. Now also Juventus president Beppe Marotta risks to get rid of his job – and Pavel Nedved can take his place.
In this case Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be the former star midfielder’s first transfer target.
– Who would not want Ibra? I hope to see him return, Nedved said Sunday night in Italian television.

A statement that made headlines, quite consciously, as a strategy, and part of the game behind the white-black scenes. For although Juventus lead outwardly said that it will not solicit Zlatan this is most likely not the last word.

Both coach Antonio Conte and Pavel Nedved would still have Zlatan. Nedved, who sits in the Juventus board, have close contact with agent Mino Raiola.
– Ibra just recently said that he does not know if he’s still there. And Ancelotti is likely to be ready anytime for Real, says a source in Turin and continues:
– Why Nedved not given up hope. Both he and Conte sees Ibrahimovic as the perfect winning type, the one that is needed to

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win the Champions League. Negotiations are under way in silence.

Juvents CEO Beppe Marotta has always slowed down and suggested that Zlatan is too expensive and president Andrea Agnelli has been of the same opinion. But according to consistent information from several sources is a growing dissatisfaction with Beppe Marotta. So far he has not rowed ashore the signings spoken of, as Jovetic, Tevez and Higuain. Now there is growing pressure on Marotta. In addition, he squeezed by the fact that several players like Andrea Pirlo, please see Zlatan return.

Now Juventus management have set an ultimatum. By the end of June, at least one, preferably several, big signings to be in port. Otherwise Marotta will loose his job. His contract will be renewed at the end and Andrea Agnelli is said to be about to turn in their perception of Marottas skills.
– Juve are heading towards a new management team, many want to see Nedved on Marottas place. Though many fans who want to see the symbol of Juve, who Nedved, take over. And in that case, Ibrahimovic first enlistment, according to one contact, but adds:
– Marotta has little time. But behind the scenes it’s all-out war. And Conte wants the team ready early, so we can train together players. The pressure is increasing on Marotta for every day, it opens for Zlatan.

Coach Conte is now away on honeymoon but have left a wish list and clear to the Juve management. Alongside this, Mino Raiola touch even with Napoli, where Edison Cavanis father Luis Cavani other day got out and said:
– My son wants to Real Madrid.

Zlatan mentioned that dream replacements for Cavani.
Agent Raiola and Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon reportedly had dinner recently. Zlatan’s teammate at PSG, Matuidi, should have been the main course in the transfer menu. But Ibra and a possible future at the San Paolo is reported to have been discussed. The Italian tug of war about Zlatan thus continuing training and match Napoli PSG July 30 in Naples could be very interesting for several reasons.

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Zlatan invests big in USA

Yesterday there were new reports that Napoli president De Laurentiis still sees Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the optimale substitute if Edison Cavani leaves the club. According to the reputable Italian La Repubblica Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the first choice.

While discussions about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s nearest football future progress Zlatan continues his long-term plans for a life outside of football. Zlatan invests wisely and invest heavily in real estate. Both for his own and Helena Segers use in Sweden but also as major investments.

Zlatan and Helena's home in Malmö

Zlatan and Helena Seger’s home in Sweden

Zlatan owns real estate among others in Milan and Miami and New York, but not in Dubai, which is sometimes mistakenly provided. Now Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to invest in the United States.
– He sees a lot of potential there, and may even consider staying there for a while and play there, like including his old teammate Nesta, which of course plays in Canada, says a source in Milan to Sportbladet.

According to the Italian financial newspaper Milano Finanza Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now entered a new project in New York, which could be worth billions. It is the Italian real estate mogul Davide Bizzi who is the main protagonist and famous for his construction in Milan as well as in New York, where he owns a property at 58 storeys, on Fifth Avenue.

Bizzis latest major investment is a property in the Tribeca area, on Leonard Street 101. His company Bizzi & Partners Development is behind the purchase of the property, which is twelve floors. It was purchased for $ 53 million. According to Milano Finanza there are two other investors in the project, through the holding company “Les Copains Holding”. One is New York-raised author Boris Aronov, and the other is said to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The property has been an office but will now be made into designer apartments in various sizes. Company Marine Architects stands for the ideas.
– They will be incredibly gorgeous designed apartments with high ceilings and different solutions for each floor and their finest becomes attics, says a source.

The renovation is expected to continue until 2014, when the apartments are ready for occupancy. The reconstruction is said cost $106 million. Including the purchase price the investment will be well over one billion dollar. However in time, Bizzi and his partners, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic expect to get back the money, by far.

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Mino Raiola denies that Zlatan will leave PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been surrounded by transfer rumors, but if you believe his agent Mino Raiola Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go nowhere. “He stays in PSG,” said the agent.
Zlatan himself said recently that he did not dare to say if he stays in PSG next season or not. He is said to want to return to Italy, and Italian and Swedish media reported that Zlatan is willing to lower his salary to play in Juventus. There has also been rumors that both Zlatan and Helena Seger do not like it in Paris and would like to move back to Italy.

Helena Seger with her son

Helena Seger with her son

None of it is true, Mino Raiola told reporters as he comes out of a meeting at Milan’s headquarters on Thursday afternoon.

– There is no chance that he will return to Italy, he stays in the PSG. I hear there is talk that he would lower his salary, but it is something that only the media says. He never talked about it, says Raiola according to several Italian media.

According to Sky Italia, the sports director Leonardo will coach the team next season, if Ancelotti would leave. After that the team would be taken over by Arsène Wenger.

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Manuel Pellegrini joins City, rejects PSG

Manuel Pellegrini will not take over PSG, he has instead decided to take over Manchester City.
In a recent interview Manuel Pellegrini confirms the two parties oral agreement.
– There should not be any problems, says Pellegrini according

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini has recently confirmed that he will leave Málaga. Now the Chilean made ​​it clear which new club he will join. Pellegrini confirms in the television program “La Jugada” on Canal Sur in Malaga he succeeds Roberto Mancini at Manchester City’s training bench.
– It is an honor that such a big club were interested. There should not be any problems with Manchester City. I have a verbal agreement with them and I hope it will be so. But I can not say I’m their coach yet because nothing has been signed, says Pellegrini according

Manuel Pellegrini, who previously has been coaching teams including Real Madrid and River Plate, also confirmed that he had received an offer from the French Paris Saint-Germain but declined the opportunity to succeed Carlo Ancelotti (who is on his way to Real Madrid).
– PSG is a prestigious club, one of the largest in Europe, who also contacted me but my desire was another.

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If Ancelotti leaves, Zlatan also leaves

The latest rumors have been that Carlo Ancelotti will be moving away from Paris Saint-Germain. According to sources Zlatan Ibrahimovic has however set an ultimatum to the club. If Carlo Ancelotti is leaving Zlatan will also leave.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic finished the season with reaching Jean-Pierre Papins goal record. In the 3-1 win over Lorient Zlatan Ibrahimovic breasted in his 30th league goal, the best goal scoring in France since the season 1989/1990.

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zlatan career information

Carlo Ancelotti is said to be moving away from the club and to the Spanish Real Madrid, where Jose Mourinho has made his last game. Real Madrid is rumored to want to have an Italian coach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has stated that he is unsure about the future if Ancelotti leaves.

According to a source Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set an ultimatum to PSG if Ancelotti leaves then Zlatan Ibrahimovic also leaves.
– If Ancelotti leaves Zlatan leaves. Maybe he does anyway. But if Ancelotti leaves there is no chance Zlatan will remain. Then many of the stars might also leave directly.

The same source says that PSG management is working on other options, but do not want to accept Ancelotti’s desire to leave.
– They are not so used to how it works in a modern big club. But no matter much money they have, they can not come here and boss everyone around, the source said, adding:
– Leonardo is smart and he realizes that it is impossible to keep Ancelotti if he wants to leave and now they also need to try to get the owner to realize this also.

According to data from PSG contacts, Zlatan have vetoed against getting Leonardo as coach, and have made ​​it clear that he does not want to see the sports director as the new coach, one option being discussed. This information is unconfirmed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself.

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Radamel Falcao for sale, PSG interested

Atlético Madrid’s CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin admits that Radamel Falcao will be on sale this summer as a reward for his efforts during the season. Before the season began, we talked with Radamel Falcao. We promised him that if he played on the same high level as before and helped us to the Champions League, we would help him, said Marin according to British Eurosport.

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao

It is rumored that Chelsea, Monaco and Manchester City will be interested in the striker. However the most likely club to sign Radamel Falcao this summer is probably Paris Saint-Germain. PSG have been interested in Falcao for a while and when he now is becomming avaliable the Paris club will most likely snatch him up.

– Whatever he decides, we support him. We know what makes a good striker – we have sold and replaced Fernando Torres, Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero. Now it is Radamel Falcaos turn. I do not know who is playing here next season, but I promise that Atlético will have a strong team, says Marin.

Radamel Falcao has so far made 28 goals in the Spanish league this season and contributed greatly to Atlético Madrid secured third place involving games in the Champions League next season. The club also won the Copa del Rey last week after beating Real Madrid in the final.

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