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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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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.

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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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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.

zlatan strike the ball

zlatan the striker

 

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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PSG increased revenue with 100 million

That Paris Saint-Germain could recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic has its explanations. The Paris team was the club in Europe, which increased its revenue the most this recent season. PSG went from 86.5 million Euro in revenue from 2011 to 190 million Euro in 2012, according to figures provided the audit and consulting firm Deloitte has presented.

The increase of just over one 100 million Euro was larger than the whole of the Premier League’s increased revenues. And other clubs in Ligue 1 saw their revenues decline by more than 20 million Euro during the same year.

Premier League was the league with the most revenue in total, over 2.4 billion, while the Bundesliga was second at 1.6 billion and Spanish La Liga third on 1.5 billion. Barcelona and Real Madrid’s income rose by 500 million together while other La Liga clubs saw revenues decline by 16 million.

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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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Ibrahimovic to Chelsea, if Mourinho decide

Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo writes that Jose Mourinho wants to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea. The article says that the striker is one of Mourinho’s most wanted transfers but it refers only to “information in England” without reference to any magazines.

Mourinho coached Ibrahimovic in Inter before Zlatan Ibrahimovic left for Barcelona. Under Mourinho’s time at Real Madrid Mundo Deportivo also stated that the Portuguese tried to enlist Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Spanish capital club.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea

There have also been rumors that Fernando Torres and Juan Mata may be leaving Chelsea when Mourinho joins. Torres leaving Chelsea would be a big opening for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea.

The Express has also reported that Jose Mourinho holds Zlatan Ibrahimovic in high regard and could be tempted to splash some heavy cash in an effort to bolster his front line.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea

A purchase of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Chelsea from PSG is not likely to be cheap and would make it necessary with other changes in the Chelsea squad. The one that mostly has been mentionedis the removal of Fernando Torres from the Chelsea squad.

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Thiago Silva hopes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays

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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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.

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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 latercera.com.

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 latercera.com.

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.

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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