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PSG do not want to let Carlo Ancelotti leave

Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain. But now it seems like PSG wants to stop the move.
– You have to respect your contract says president Nasser al-Khelaifi to Beln Sport.
Yesterday we wrote that the Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has submitted a transfer request to the club.
– We had a meeting this afternoon and I have asked to leave the club. But we have to wait for the response from the club. They need a few days to make a decision, said Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday.

Now the PSG president stated that the club already decided. Ancelotti will not leave Paris.
– He said he wants to leave us for Real Madrid. I said it was not possible because he has a year left on the contract. It is our decision, says president Nasser al-Khelaifi to Beln Sport.
– That is his problem, not ours. We have even offered him a contract extension. When you are under a contract, you must respect it.

In an interview with Al Jazeera the president says that he believes the 53-year-old already agreed with Real.
– I think he has already signed a pre-contract with Real Madrid. But I expect that Madrid have not written a complete agreement with him, they would end up in legal trouble if they did, said al-Khelaifi.

Also in news today it has been confirmed that Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid. The likely club for Mourinho to go to would be Chelsea but there still is some hope among PSG fans that Jose Mourinho would end up in PSG instead in a direct trade of coaches between Real Madrid and PSG.

There have also been rumors that Fabio Capello will take over the coaching role in PSG if Carlo Ancelotti were to leave.

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Fabio Capello to join PSG

Carlo Ancelotti is still the coach of the French expectant league champions Paris Saint Germain. But since February of this year, there have been behind the scenes more or less clear that Ancelotti is leaving the club and Real Madrid are said to be the next target of the trip for the Italian.
– It could be hours before it becomes official that he is leaving, said a source in Milan who is intimately familiar with Ancelotti.

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zlatan career

The same source states that Paris Saint Germains management now, behind the scenes, are discussing a new name and that one of them they think is best, is another Italian great coach Fabio Capello.

Something that is confirmed by another Italian contact:
– The management in Paris Saint Germain know they have to replace Ancelotti with another really big name. Otherwise they really think some of the the big players might leave. Thiago Silva is courted hard by Barcelona and if he goes it will be even harder to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said the source, adding:
– Capello is one of the names mentioned.

Fabio Capello has contracts with the Russian Football Federation over the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the question is whether it is possible to redeem him – and if he wants.
– Capello is recognized as a man that is fond of money and PSG can offer very big money. But yes, it’s a very difficult business to get into, we’ll see what happens, says the source.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was coached by Fabio Capello at Juventus, 2004 to 2006 so they both know each other quite well. When it comes to Juventus interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a fierce internal struggle going on between coach Antonio Conte and the club management about the investments this coming season.

It has been very chilly between Conte and Marotta and president Andrea Agnelli. Conte threatened to leave Juventus if he was not given more promises of new major players.
– Now we are in agreement, however, announced Conte and Andrea Agnelli to the media the other day. It thus seems like Conte has been forced to accept that they will not be as big as he wants – something that makes that the gold coach may be forced to drop the dream of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join Juventus.

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David Beckham about his career and Zlatan

This weekend David Beckham became champion with Paris Saint-Germain. It has been speculated that he will remain in the French club, but with two league games left of the season, 38-year-old announced that football career is over.
– I am grateful that PSG enables me to continue, but I feel that now is the right time to finish my career, says Beckham.

David Beckham

David Beckham

The magazine Café recently did an interview with David Beckham where he talked about his relationship with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– I have always respected Zlatan as a player. Now I know him and he is a great person, a good friend. Above all, he is a winner. To become a top player, one of the best strikers in the world, you have to work hard. If Zlatan does not win the small games at practicehe gets a little angry and it says something about him. With his talent and passion, it is an honor to play at his side, says Beckham to the magazine.
– We have eaten a few dinners together. In a team, it happens of course you go out and eat together.

It seems like even though David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the famous Bieber incident they still remain friends.

During his time at LA Galaxy Beckham was playing with Christian “Chippen” Wilhelmsson, who has a lower back tattoo that is similar to David Beckhams.
– It is very similar, not exactly the same, but similar. He concealed the fact that he had it for me during the first few weeks, but I managed to get a glimpse of it in the end. He is an amazing person. Just like Zlatan, he is a very down to earth and friendly guy, who had a large part of our success last season. It would be great to see him again sometime.

Beckham says he has no plans to begin a coaching career.
– Manager? I’ve never been interested in it. In that case, I like more to coach children. But you never know, says David Beckham.

With the money David Beckham has earned during his career we are sure he would be fine with just quiting football. Just yesterday it was announced in Sports Illustrated that David Beckham makes the most of all athletes outside USA.

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PSG wants Cristiano Ronaldo, offer huge salary

The latest rumors today is that PSG wants Cristiano Ronaldo and are ready to offer him a guge salary if he decides to join PSG. Cristiano Ronaldo is making headlines in both Madrid and France today. According to the French newspaper l’Equipe PSG is still in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature. According to the newspaper the French champions Paris Saint-Germain has now offered Ronaldo a lucrative contract to lure him to Paris.

The contract shall according to l’Equipe give him an annual salary of huge 15 million Euro net. PSG are also ready to pay Real Madrid 86 million Euro and Real Madrid are said to be ready to negotiate a deal. Such a salary would give Cristiano Ronaldo almost exactly twice as much in earnings as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who according to Le Parisien is earning 7.7 million Euro a year in PSG.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

The news are also currently circulating in Spain, where the Madrid-based newspaper AS has Cristiano Ronaldo on the front page. Even here the confirmed transfer sum is said to be 86 million Euro and according to AS PSG are ready to let their manager Carlo Ancelotti go to Real Madrid if they in turn agrees to let Cristiano Ronaldo go.

Ronaldo has two years left on the contract with Real Madrid and late in April the club’s president said that Real Madrid would extend his contract. But according to AS, Ronaldo has not been particularly keen to extend with the club.

This year, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 34 league goals in as many matches and the Champions League, he has managed to score a total of 12 goals. Closest to this amount of goals is Borussia Dortmunds Robert Lewandowski who has scored 10 goals so far.

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Zlatan looses it with Leonardo

Two rounds remain of Ligue 1, but Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 victory against Lyon means that the Paris Club now has a seven point lead over Marseille at the top. This allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates to begin the celebration already on Sunday.

The party was suspended temporarily for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. TV images in France showed how Zlatan suddenly scolded sporting director Leonardo in the dressing room in the midst of cheers scenes.
– No, there was no problem between Ibra and Leo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had to go to doping control and was a bit annoyed. He wanted to celebrate with the team, says manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The TV images heard how Zlatan screaming to Leonardo:
– The other day I had to wait for 20 minutes and did not come out from there. You always ruin everything!, Zlatan said

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic later met the press, he toned down the whole thing.
– I waited for 20 minutes but no one came to pick me up. Then when I wanted to celebrate with my team, they came and picked me up. I have been waiting for nine months on this, I wanted to celebrate with the team. It was unprofessional, but nothing against Leonardo says Zlatan.

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Ancelotti prefers Matuidi over Zlatan

On May 19th we will find out who is crowned player of the year in French football. Earlier this week the nominations for player of the year were announced.  It was then not surprisingly league leader Paris Saint-Germain who dominated the nominations.

27 league goals and one of the key players at Paris Saint-Germain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been the main contributors to the League title win (which is not yet secured). Zlatan will also win the top scorer in the league this year. But coach Carlo Ancelotti does not consider Zlatan Ibrahimovic as player of the year in Ligue 1 but instead chooses Blaise Matuidi.

Only in the category of this year’s best player PSG has three of the four representatives. The three nominees are striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center-back Thiago Silva, midfielder Blaise Matuidi and Saint-Etienne’s goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. One of them will take home the award as player of the year in the French league.

Ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Lyon, where a PSG win would secure the league title, manager Carlo Ancelotti was asked who he thinks will win the prize.

– Really Difficult. A player who is much better compared to last season, most of all, is Blaise Matuidi, Ancelotti said.

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zlatan career

The 26 year old midfielder came to PSG in 2011 from Saint-Étienne and is now also an important cog in the French national team. Ancelotti himself may also be praised when Italian is nominated for this year’s coach.

Best player:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, Paris Saint-Germain
Thiago Silva, 28, Paris Saint-Germain
Blaise Matuidi, 26, Paris Saint-Germain
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, Saint-Étienne

Best Coach:
Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint-Germain
Elie Baup, Olympique de Marseille
Christophe Galtier, Saint-Étienne
Claude Puel, Nice

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Leonardo in trouble after tackle

After the game against Valenciennes an upset Leonardo stormed into the player tunnel and pushed the referee. This could now have an expensive price. According to L’Équipe the rules state that he can be banned for a year’s time. PSG could also be penalized with point deductions.

Only 1-1 against Valenciennes at the height of the title hunt, team captain Thiago Silva controversially sent off and Zlatan Ibrahimovic punished with a yellow card after the final whistle. PSG’s sporting director Leonardo was furious after Sunday’s slip and rushed down from the stands to confront referee Alexandre Castro. When Leonardo reached the referee he put a tacle against the referee and Leonardo is now in trouble.

French l’Équipe has picked up the league’s disciplinary rulebook and found Rule 2.9. It says, in particular, that “sports manager, trainer or physician who has done wrong in itself can be banned and the team may be penalized with point deductions.”

According to the newspaper it is possible that Leonardo could get a one-year suspension. Any points deduction would mean that gold battle may very much be alive. Marseille is seven points behind and three games left to play.

It’s not the first time that Leonardo gets upset with the judges. Most recently, the team’s big fight with Evian:
– It was an important game for both teams, one team wanted to avoid relegation, the second team fight for the title. It was a tense match, but do not overdo it. The referee has lost his mind, he said then.
PSG has during this season got a total of nine red cards this season. Thiago Silva had before the game just got two yellow cards since he joined the Ligue 1 and was not sent off even once in Serie A.
Silva, Salvatore Sirigu and Marco Verratti are all banned for PSG’s next match against Lyon.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says no to PSG

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has previously been surrounded by rumors about different clubs. One of the clubs mentioned as a big candidate to get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s signature has been Paris Saint-Germain where Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays. The reason for the many rumors is that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 23, has taken the French Ligue 1 by storm.

Saint-Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain after his 19 goals, but he himself gazing southward.
– I have loved La Liga since I started playing football, he says.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

He may pursue a hopeless quest for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in top scorer (Zlatan has a total of  27 goals) but with 19 goals to his name this season has been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangs big break.
Now it seems almost certain that the star leaves in summer and himself chooses to leave more doors open.
– I have loved La Liga since I started playing football. But I have no preference regarding my future. Everyone knows English football. Bundesliga might be a good destination, he told Le Parisien.

PSG rumors have pointed out that Aubameyang might be a potential target but Aubameyang himself is unsure if he is ready for such a venture.
– PSG? Not necessarily, although they had made ​​contact. Paris is a big project. Could I be a part of it? Maybe one day, but I do not think so right now.

Aubameyang, who scored 16 goals last season, has three years left on the contract with Saint-Étienne.

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David Beckham listens to Bieber

In latest news rumors around the world it seems like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has got hold of David Beckham’s iPod and found some really scary things. David Beckham has previously claimed that the music he likes to listen to is Jay-Z, U2, Eminem and Bob Marley.  But now in the information from Zlatan Ibrahimovic it seems like David Beckham’s music taste is totally different than what he claims.

The Sun has reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was stunned when he found what David Beckham really had on his iPod.
– We were looking through his play-list in the dressing room – there was lots of Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. Zlatan Ibrahimovic said.

David Beckham

David Beckham

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he was very surprised on what he found in David Beckhams iPod but at the same time also glad on what he found.

– We were expecting some cool English rock bands and hip-hop, Zlatan continued, musing,
– It is nice to know that even David Beckham doesn’t have good taste on everything.

There have been speculation also that the iPod belongs to either David Beckham’s wife Victoria or his sons Brooklyn or Romeo. But David Beckham has not been able to reach for a comment on these rumors. It could all also be a prank by Zlatan Ibrahimovic on David Beckham’s birthday which was yesterday. Remains to see how this affects the mood in PSG next time the players come to training.

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Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The rumors around Edinson Cavani to join PSG have been many lately and now according to reports in France it seems like Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement with Edinson Cavani. The deal should only be an agreement between Edinson Cavani and PSG, so far no deal between Napoli who Edinson Cavani belongs to has been announced.

At the same time PSG sporting director Leonardo has rejected this rumor and says that Edinso Cavani has not been signed by PSG yet. The deal with Cavani will probably depend on if current coach Ancelotti will stay in the club or not. Another factor could be if Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays in PSG or not. There have been much speculation lately that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would leave PSG and be replaced by Edinson Cavani.

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zlatan the striker

There is also another possibility that Zlatan Ibrahimovic decides to stay in PSG and Edinson Cavani would be signed as Zlatan’s attacking partner. An offensive with both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani would be a very dangerous combination for PSGs opponents.

This solution could also solve some of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s main problems in Paris Saint-Germain today. Zlatan has lately felt that there is a lot of pressure on him to perform. There has not really been anyone to take the responsibility of Zlatan was injured or not on his best performance.

It has been mentioned for a long time that what PSG is lacking is a natural striker who could play alongside with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The signing of Edinson Cavani might be able to solve this problem.

Everyone probably agrees that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani would be a good combination that any defense in the world would fear. Now it just remains to see if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay in Paris Saint-Germain after this summer and if Edinson Cavani will join PSG or not.

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