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Zlatan and Cavani, a good combination?

Laurent Blanc has taken over the coaching job in one of the world’s biggest betting football clubs.
Rumors of players in – and players out – relentless but Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, and Edinson Cavani, 26, could form a dream duo on top.
– Looking at the style of play they complement each other well, says Blanc to l’Equipe that simultaneously raises a note of caution:
– Maybe there is a problem with big egos.

After many coaching names have fallen away in PSG’s quest for replacement to Carlo Ancelotti Laurent Blanc was appointed two weeks ago. The Frenchman has been coaching Bordeaux three seasons, and the French national team in Euro 2012. After that, however, he has been out of work for a year – before PSG called him.
– “Unemployment” is not the right word. It’s a complicated business. Even coaches who already have jobs were contacted before those who are without a job. There are things we have to live with, says Blanc in a long interview with French l’Equipe.

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zlatan the striker

With the new job in the big betting PSG Blanc meets a situation where his club is paired with world players such as Edinson Cavani. According to several medias the Napoli striker is as good as done for the French capital club. Something Blanc does not wish to acknowledge.
– It is true that the club follows a player and if he can join us, I am glad. We are not alone in wanting him. But if we can succeed in recruiting him it would be a great sporting supplements and an enormous strength to Paris Saint-Germain.

While the Cavani rumors the club was also rumored to let go of the club’s current star striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But Blanc prefer to talk about how players can work together in PSG.
– They are compatible. Looking at the style of play they complement each other well. But they must not only make it in the game but also in the mind. Since they are two big players so you should be fine. Maybe there is a problem with big egos, but the club must come before everything. We must be bold but also strike a balance and make sure that the players, regardless of status, comply with our philosophy.

According to several sources, Blanc has called and talked with Zlatan, something that surprised the striker. But Blanc says in the interview that he talked to his Swedish star.
– He will join the team next week and will train an individual program. But he should play in friendlies in Sweden (against Hammarby and Real Madrid).

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Zlatan going to Napoli

Zlatan would be the ideal replacement for Edinson Cavani in Napoli. This says, among others, the Italian, somewhat legendary football profile Enrico Albertosi.
– With Ibra in the team wins Napoli Scudetto, says the former national team goalkeeper.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to be in the headlines, in Italy, in the rumors surrounding Cavani. Yesterday a number of Italian football profiles spoke of who best replaces Cavani. One of them was Enrico Albertosi, former star goalie in clubs like Milan, Fiorentina and Cagliari, and the Italian national team.

zlatan ibrahimovic rumors

zlatan ibrahimovic rumors

For Radio CRC, one of Naples’ premier football radio says Albertosi:
– I really think it would end up by Napoli and PSG exchanging Cavani against Ibrahimovic and then Napoli wins the Scudetto.

The renowned football profile think that Zlatan would be perfect in both Napoli and Naples as a city.
– It is true that the Swede has a special character. But on the field he makes a difference and all the teams that he’s going to win. Ibrahimovic is a winner.

Everyone in Italy, however, agree that Zlatan Ibrahimovic must go down in wages if he is to leave Paris. Italy’s top sports magazine, Gazzetta dello Sport, writes today about Zlatan as possible new star in Napoli. Gazzetta dello Sport also writes that Ibrahimovics current salary is too high for the southern Italian big club.

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Edinson Cavani ready for PSG

Yesterday we reported that big news on the European transfer market. PSG were reported to have added a huge offer for Edinson Cavani, 26. Today, Gazzetta dello Sport says the striker is now ready for the French capital club.
– I like Cavani, says Laurent Blanc according to Espn.

In Paris, people will most likely be really happy today. If you take part of the Italian magazine you can read that PSG met Cavanis buyout clause in the contract with Napoli, which is around 55 million euro.

edinson cavani 2013

edinson cavani 2013

PSG’s sporting director was in Italy yesterday and visited Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. After that it went fast. During a meeting between Leonardo, De Laurentiis and the player’s agent, Pierpaolo Triultzi, the deal was created according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

But De Laurentiis still made a last attempt to create a bidding war. According to the Italian newspaper he tried to call Real Madrid and give them an ultimatum. 61 million and Cavani would be moving to the Spanish capital instead. Real said no.

Cavani is said to agree to an annual salary of 87 million, with the French capital club.

According to Sky Italia Napoli wants PSG to also covers the sum Cavanis former club, Palermo, will have for a potential sale, around 6 million Euro.
– I like Cavani, I like his style. If this player is part of my PSG next season, I would be very happy, said the new PSG coach Laurent Blanc yesterday during the club’s pre-season camp in Austria, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not attend.

Gazzetta dello Sport says that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Helena Seger are dissatisfied with life in Paris, but that Zlatan had not become part of a swap deal.

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Edinson Cavani to PSG, Zlatan leaves?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a big hero with 30 league goals and the biggest contrbuter to that Paris Saint-Germain won the league. But the next season, PSG might sacrifice Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, in replacement of Edinson Cavani, 26.

Napoli is considering to accept a swap deal which will give Napoli both Zlatan and money. Several European top clubs are battling to attract the target striker Edinson Cavani in the summer transfer window. However, it has been difficult to get to a deal with Napoli when there is a sale clause of approximately 55 million Euro.

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani

Chelsea and Manchester City have been mentioned in the discussions, but according to Italian and French data Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid to be closest to the signature.

Edinson Cavani would prefer to move to the Spanish club, but PSG offer more money. The 26-year old is younger than Zlatan and PSG looks at Cavani as a coming man. Simultaneously, Zlatan and new coach Laurent Blanc as an impossible combination.

Blanc has flirted with Cavani in the media.
– I’d love to work with Cavani. He is a player who I like very much, ‘he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

zlatan ibrahimovic

zlatan ibrahimovic

PSG has an advantage against the other clubs who want Cavani – they have Zlatan. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, is a big fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would love to see him in Naples. The Italian club are now considering dropping Cavani to PSG – if they get Zlatan Ibrahimovic and money.

Spanish Punto Pelota state that the Swedish national team captain has informed his agent Mino Raiola that he wants to leave the club, and that Real Madrid is a favorite destination. The 31-year-old is said to be very unhappy with the choice of the coach of PSG, and there is a serious conflict between Raiola and Blanc’s agent Jean-Pierre Bernes.

A few weeks ago Carlo Ancelotti left France and took over Real Madrid. According to Italian sources   Ancelotti would like to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Real Madrid, but the club management in the Spanish club does not. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also not in PSG’s 27-man squad who travel to pre-season camp in Austria.

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Monaco to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

According to Brazilian media – citing local newspaper Riviera Cote d’Azur Zeitung, a German-language newspaper based in the South of France – Monaco tries to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

At Riviera Cote d’Azur Zeitung web site there is no article about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the rumor has been widely adopted in social media and the odds for Zlatan Ibrahimovic moving to Monaco have dropped a lot today in different companies that provide odds on where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move this summer. There have even been as low odds as 3.50 times the money on that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move to Monaco before 1th of September 2013.

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Monaco – who will most likely be one of PSG’s main rivals for league title race next season – is said to be willing to offer 30 million euros for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola is a resident of Monaco and has good contact with several of the club’s representatives. Not least with Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Furthermore, PSG’s new coach Laurent Blanc’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes has sued Mino Raiola sued for 7.8 million euro, which might influcence Zlatan to disappears from the champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco has already acquired Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho this summer. Also getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic would put Monaco as the number one contender of the title for next season, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

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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

By Joshua Pearson (Flickr: Canada vs. Denmark) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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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Laurent Blanc confirmed as new PSG coach

Carlo Ancelotti has been on his way to leave Paris Saint-Germain and the last week all the rumors has been about the most likely possible replacements which is Laurent Blanc, 47. Today PSG confirms that the French coach and former star player, takes over as coach of the French capital club.

“PSG’s mission for Laurent Blanc is to continue the already started hike to the top of Europe,” the club writes on its website.

PSG enter a two-year contract with Laurent Blanc, who comes from the job as coach of the French national team – a job he left after Euro 2012.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce that Laurent Blanc arrives as new coach over the next two years. He will train the team when training resumes on July 1st,” PSG states on their website.

With Laurent Blanc PSG gets a coach who has experience in Ligue 1 as both player and coach. Between 2007 and 2010 he trained Bourdeaux. First season he received the price for this year’s coach after a second place and the second season at the club, he won the league.

As a player Blanc won the World Championship gold in 1998 and European Championships in 2000. He played for Marseille, Montpellier, Barcelona, ​​Manchester United and Milan at club level.

Carlo Ancelotti, who trained PSG over the past one and a half seasons was presented at the same time as the new coach of Real Madrid. Under Ancelotti PSG ended the past season with winning the league in France and in the Champions League they went out in the quarter-finals against Barcelona after a close encounter.

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Mino Raiola says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay

Laurent Blanc, 47, is expected to be presented as new PSG coach. Then Mino Raiola comes with a promise.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG, says the agent.

There have been rumors about if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay or not in Paris Saint-Germain. There is interest from Napoli, but perhaps most importantly from Juventus. The Swedish superstar has had a strong bond with coach Carlo Ancelotti – who is leaving for Real Madrid – and as recently as May, came reports that he has set an ultimatum to PSG
– If Ancelotti disappears there is no chance that “Ibra” remains, said a source then.

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola continues to stand up for himself. There will be no move to Serie A – at least not this summer.
– I repeat: Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name and he will be respected, he says to prestigious L’Equipe as a result of the coaching change.
Ibrahimovic – who marched home top scorer in Ligue 1 with his 30 goals – has a contract until 2015. And PSG fans get reassurance even in terms of the star Thiago Silva, who is said to be “number one priority” for Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova.

Silva’s agent Paulo Tonietto have spoken to JDD:
– He thrives in Paris and is going to stay. Laurent Blanc is a good choice for a coach. He has led the French national team, then he can not be bad. He is on the same level as the other names mentioned (Capello, Hiddink, Rijkaard, Villas-Boas). All are fantastic coaches, said Tonietto.
He also assures that they have not been in contact with Barcelona about a possible move. Thiago Silva has a contract with PSG until 2017.

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Odds indicate that Zlatan will stay in PSG

The odds indicate that Zlatan will stay in PSG. If Ibrahimovic would leave it would most likely become Italy that Zlatan moves to. At least this according to odds at one of the major bookmakers on the Internet.
– But in the current situation, there is not much to be said for a move, says Urban Aheinen from the gaming company Nordicbet.

Summer and the silly season. And as always Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in focus. After a successful first season in Paris Saint Germain, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic won both the top scorer and the league title, so now the odds point on that Paris Saint-Germain’s biggest star will be there again next season.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

Low 1.35 in odds at the betting company Nordicbet indicate that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain in the French capital in the next season.
– Zlatan thrives in Paris. PSG went far in the Champions League and showed that they can participate and challenge the best. Continuing efforts in Paris, we believe that Zlatan is keen to remain a part of the project and the team really needs Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Urban Aheinen.

However, if Zlatan Ibrahimovic after all does move, it points to Italy as according to the betting company. The most likely club to accomplish such an transition? Reigning Juventus to five times the money.
– If the plans are dashed, there is a clear choice for me and it’s Juventus. “The old lady” is back on the throne of Italy and Zlatan has a very good relationship with the club and the city. His wife Helena Seger also thrive and it is important to keep the family happy, says Urban Aheinen, but adds:
– But in the current situation, there is not much to be said for a move back to Italy. We think Zlatan is fully committed in Paris and going for new titles with the team.

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Chelsea for Zlatan, a good choice

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo José Mourinho wants to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea. After league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France and top scorer titles in Italy and France Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be about to even make a serious attempt to conquer England.

According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo José Mourinho wants to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Stamford Bridge when he is ready for his second spell in Chelsea. Ibrahimovic has for weeks said he did not rule out a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, now that Carlo Ancelotti looks set to leave the club. The fact that Zlatan would be in Italy again, is not very likely since the Italians can not afford to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

zlatan strike the ball

zlatan the striker

El Mundo Deportivo says that Mourinho will take over Chelsea in the summer and, among other things, will allow Torres to leave the club despite the Spaniard made his best season so far in London. Torres has also almost exactly the same salary as Zlatan Ibrahimoc so it would be a simple affair.

The few clubs that can afford Zlatan Ibrahimovic are Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid. In addition to PSG then. Manchester City is not very likely since neither Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Helena Seger would like to live in Manchester. Real Madrid would be great for Zlatan and Helena Seger and where he would be driven by defeating Barcelona.

Helena Seger giving the thumbs up

Thumbs up Helena Seger


However, the probability when Perez and other leaders in the Real must be aware that one must be number one by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo. It would be set for trouble. London would be a perfect city for both Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Helena Seger and their family to live in.

Besides Ibrahimovic there have also been rumors about Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic, Sami Khedira and Wesley Sneijder as potential signings to Chelsea this summer.

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