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Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to Paris

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, has come back to Paris after the summer holidays. He does it with a lot of question marks hanging over him- and with a scheduled meeting with President Nasser al-Khelaïfi.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid and sporting director Leonardo resigned. When Zlatan Ibrahimovic today arrived in Paris everyone is asking the question: what does Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks of the many changes in the club?

zlatan ibrahimovic return to paris

zlatan ibrahimovic return to paris

According to French newspaper L’Equipe PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaïfi, the man behind the super solicitation of Napoli’s Edison Cavani, 26, has traveled to Paris to meet with Laurent Blanc and the players before the team travels to Sweden friendlies. According to l’Equipe al-Khelaïfi wants to insure star players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, that PSG still has ambitious goals – despite Carlo Ancelotti left the club.
– Ibra will stay, that’s for sure. He’ll play with Cavani, that’s why we bought him. But the details about the team his coach is taking care of, said PSG’s owner Al Khelaifi at Tuesday’s press conference.

Ancelotti wants to rejoin with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Real Madrid.
The information about a move has gained new momentum last week, where especially Real Madrid – with old coach Carlo Ancelotti declared that he wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Spain – chasing the Swedish striker.

During the morning Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived to Clairefontaine, the French football association reputable talent academy outside Paris. The Academy is located in a quaint suburb a few miles south of the town and the many greens surrounded by lush trees and pleasant environment. Paris Saint-Germain are there for a couple days of training camp for the match against Hammarby in Stockholm on Tuesday on the Tele2 Arena.

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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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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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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.

zlatan career information

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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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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Zlatan on winning the player of the year

Yesterday Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals in the 3-1 victory against Brest. Tonight he threw on the tuxedo and went to the French Football Awards, Trophées UNFP du football. There he would find out if the players and coaches in the league voted Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the player of the year in the French league, Ligue 1.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nominated for the award of player of the year along with teammates Thiago Silva and Blaise Matuidi and Saint Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And when the winner was read out Zlatan Ibrahimovic could conclude that prize as the player belonged to him.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

It was a tough battle for votes with defense giant Thiago Silva, who should have been ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic well into the counting of votes. But when all the votes was counted together eventually Zlatan Ibrahimovic won.
– A great honor to receive this award by David Ginola, a double honor that way. I respect all the players, but I particularly want to thank the members of our staff. We were favorites and we managed to win, thanks coach and all the players, it was a hard job, but to succeed in this way is fantastic. Thanks to all the other nominees and thank all said Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he accepted the award.

Zlatan now joins a great list of players who have won this award before hime. Or what about David Ginola in 1994, Zinedine Zidane in 1996 and Didier Drogba in 2004?
– We had already won the title, it was the most important. It’s fun to be good individually, but that’s mainly because the team is good. Last year, I sis not win any title and it was not fun. Without the prices a season is not a success. Things like this is important, to win the top scorer is just a bonus.

Carlo Ancelotti has otherwise been in the headlines in France by the increasingly strong rumors that Carlo Ancelotti is leaving for Real Madrid this season. In the mixed zone, he was asked about what happens if Carlo Ancelotti disappears.
– I do not know. I have not heard anything, nothing is official. I do not think he’s going to leave, I’ve had a fantastic season with him, I’ve done such a fantastic season thanks to him, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

When asked whether he will remain next year, he came straight to Ancelotti again.
– It depends on who is coaching the team … No, I’m kidding, I’m happy here and have two years left on the contract. Paris is a big project, I hope to be here next year too and win as well.

For Zlatan now only one league match remains of the season, away against Lorient next weekend. Then he aims to outdo Jean-Pierre Papins goal record in PSG on 30 goals in the season 1989/90. Before the final round standing Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 29 goals, and with this Zlatan leads the top scorer with 10 goals.

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Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave PSG for Real

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Sunday that Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave the club – to become Real Madrid’s new coach after Jose Mourinho. On Sunday evening Ancelotti commented for the first time the transfer rumors – on the stage during the French football gala.
– Real Madrid is a possibility but there are also other possibilities. My desire is to leave the club, he says, according to French Eurosport, when he won the award for best coach together with Christophe Galtier from Saint-Etienne.

When asked what the reason he wants to leave, Ancelotti answered.
– It is not the time to talk about it and maybe I’ll never explain why I want to leave.

It was after a meeting with sporting director Leonardo and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi as Carlo Ancelotti declared his will on Sunday afternoon. But both the club and the team’s top scorer and star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, wants him to reconsider.
– I want him to stay, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he won the award as player of the year in Ligue 1.
– Our priority is that he’ll stay, said Leonardo to l’Equipe earlier on Sunday.

Carlo Ancelotti respects the players opinion, but hope to leave.
– I need to take a decision, my desire is to leave the club.

Ancelotti’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain extends over next season.

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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.

zlatan career

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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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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Carlo Ancelotti denies transfer rumors

Rumors have lately been floating around about both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlo Ancelotti. Reports on Friday claimed that Carlo Ancelotti, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid would leave PSG after the season. These rumors are now denied by Carlo Ancelotti.
– I will make a decision when I talked to the club after we have won the title. But we have not talked about this issue yet. There is time. It is not true that I said to the club that I should leave, he said according to Sky Sports.

– Media mention Real Madrid and other clubs, but I have not talked to any other club. It is a decision that I and no one else needs to take, and it is not an easy decision. But I am calm, says Ancelotti, who is under contract until 2014.


The Italian also denied these rumors to the players on Friday.
– I talked to the players yesterday because of all the rumors. It is like I have told them before, that I want to end the league season as the agreement is with the club and we will talk after the season to come to a decision.

PSG leads Ligue1 nine points ahead of second placed Marseille. On Sunday evening they have a game against Evian. With only 5 games left a win against Evian would put PSG very close to a league title. It would also mean yet another league that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won.

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