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.
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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.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rumored to be going to Juventus. But recent Juventus has been looking more at Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. A good sign according to Zlatans teammate Thiago Silva.
– This is good news. It means that Zlatan probably is not leaving PSG.
Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Italian Milan together this season. They headed for Paris Saint-Germain, and once there, they won the French league title and made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The Brazilian defense giant would like to continue playing with the Swede. That he makes clear in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. When Thiago Silva was asked what he thinks about the rumors surrounding Gonzalo Higuain move to Juventus, he immediately started talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– This is good news. It means that Zlatan Ibrahimovic probably does not leave PSG. I have not spoken to him in a few days but I would love to keep him by my side at PSG. Perhaps along with Wayne Rooney, says Silva.
On Sunday Silva met just Rooney when Brazil played a training match against England. There he was struggling with the English striker, who in turn is rumored to join PSG. Thiago Silva could not do anything about Rooney’s goal.
– Mamma mia, he is strong. Every time I meet him, it’s a struggle, says Silva to Gazzetta dello Sport.
But Wayne Rooney does not reach Silva’s list of the best strikers in the world. When asked what he thinks of Mario Balotelli rampage in Silva’s former club Milan Silva responds:
– I had placed Balotelli just behind Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic if I were to make a list of the best strikers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently been in some rumors about a possible move to Manchester City. These rumors have now started to appear again since Zlatan refused to rule out a possible move to Manchester City.
– There is a lot going on at the moment – Zlatan Ibrahimovic said when asked about all the latest rumors.
– I’m content at the moment, but I’ve often said I was happy somewhere and then moved away. I’m not promising that I won’t be leaving PSG.
Manchester City has been looking to find another top striker to add to their team and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of their big names they are looking at. Other possible candidates for a move to Manchester this summer are Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao but Manchester City have not been able to secure their interest so far.
Paris Saint-Germain has already stated several times in media that they are not willing to sell their star striker and are currently looking at the possibility to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Rooney would then form a world-class forward pair together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Other clubs that recently have been rumored to be looking for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s signature is Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea but currently the most likely is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would stay in PSG and continue the work that is ongoing there.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored a total of 28 goals in 32 matches in the French league and was the major contributor for Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ligue 1 title this year.
In late January, David Beckham, 37 signed to play the rest of the season for Paris Saint-Germain. Then he announced that he was giving away his salary to charity. According to l’Equipe the midfielder waived his salary to avoid paying taxes.
And the 37-year-old does not seem to have any financial problems due to this. According to Forbes magazine Beckham earned the most of all the football players last year, including salary and sponsorship deals. Nearly 90 percent of revenues came from his underwear campaign with Swedish company H & M.
In 2012, Beckham earned $ 50.6 million, about 330 million. It is three times as much as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who raked in $ 16.6 million. This means that Sweden’s captain ends up in 13th place when it comes to the world’s highest-paid player.
Interesting interview with Zlatan before the game against Barcelona. They go into questions about his time in Barcelona, his relatation with his previous manager in Bareclona. There is also discussion about that many people see Zlatan as a “bad boy”.
The interview continues with Zlatans view on Beckham and how his joining in Paris SG in January and how it has impacted Zlatans situation in PSG. If you are a true Zlatan fan and have not seen this interview yet I highly recommend you to check it out.
Here are the nightmare odds for Zlatan Ibrahimovic:
1) He will never win the Champions League.
2) He will not end up in Juventus.
This according to latest odds compilers.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his French club Paris Saint Germain shook Barcelona on Wednesday at Camp Nou. But when the referee blew the final whistle the match ended 1-1 and Barcelona went ahead at 3-3, thanks to away goals.
Now comes the bleak odds from betting company Unibet.
Odds compilers predict that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not win the Champions League during his active career.
– We do not believe it, he’s not getting any younger and the teams he may move to do not get any better, says Jonas Nilsson, PR manager of the gaming company.
The odds also points out that the recent relocation rumors do not come true.
There will be no games in the former club Juventus in the fall, but his career continues in Paris, according to odds. – PSG have something going on and should be able to be with and challenge in the Champions League next year. We do not think it goes all the way even then. Zlatan will not win the Champions League during his active career as a footballer, says Jonas Nilsson.
Zlatan has during has career won a total of nine league titles and this year with Paris SG he is heading for his 10th title. However during his career he has only been able to get one cup title and this could be the second time he wins one.
After the elimination in Champions League and the defeat against Barcelona the aim for Paris SG and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not to win the national titles. With a lead of 9 points with 6 matches left the league looks like a sure thing. In the French cup Paris SG have reached the quarter final. The oposition this Wednesday are Evian who are close to getting eliminated in the league.
The cup means a lot to us says PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi in an interview published on the teams webpage.
For Zlatan Ibrahimovic would a French double be a plaster on the wound in his so far fruitless hunt for a Champions League title. Only once has the Swede won a national doubles, league and cup, and it was during his first season with Ajax in Spring 2002.
Any more cup titles has not happened. The only league title misses came in 2003, during his second season at Ajax, and 2012, when he played for AC Milan.