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Manchester City squad most expensive in history: report

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Paris (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.

The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris Saint-Germain second on 805 million euros, after a January transfer window in which City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros.

Manchester City squad most expensive in history: report

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Paris (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.

The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris Saint-Germain second on 805 million euros, after a January transfer window in which City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros.

Neymar gets 3 mn euros a month and PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes 1.

Neymar gets 3 mn euros a month and PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes 1.

Monaco snap up Italian 16-year-old Pellegri

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Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – French champions Monaco have snapped up 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri from Serie A side Genoa in a deal worth a reported 25 million euros ($31 million).

Pellegri, who turns 17 in March, had been in negotiations with Italian champions Juventus but the Riviera side pushed through a five-year deal on Saturday.

Monaco snap up Italian 16-year-old Pellegri

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Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – French champions Monaco have snapped up 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri from Serie A side Genoa in a deal worth a reported 25 million euros ($31 million).

Pellegri, who turns 17 in March, had been in negotiations with Italian champions Juventus but the Riviera side pushed through a five-year deal on Saturday.

Cavani breaks PSG scoring record in Montpellier rout

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time goalscoring record for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, while Neymar scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Montpellier.

The Uruguay striker tapped in his 157th PSG goal in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes to spark wild celebrations, having levelled the Swede’s previous mark 10 days ago.

Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored four times while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders thrashed Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.

Angel Di Maria struck twice inside the opening quarter-hour at the Parc des Princes before the Argentine provided the cross for Cavani to net his 156th PSG goal.

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday.

PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday’s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay.

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday.

PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday’s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay.

From Cruyff to Cristiano – the boot deal bonanza

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the rest of the world’s top footballers may earn eye-popping salaries but the sums they make from long-running boot deals can be equally astounding.

In July 2017 the new face of French football, Kylian Mbappe, pursued by Europe’s elite clubs, caused a frenzy of excitement by announcing on Twitter he had a big announcement to make.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.

The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat out Wednesday’s French League Cup clash at Strasbourg after travelling back to Brazil to deal with a family matter.

Monaco look to revive French Ligue 1 title challenge

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Paris (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco head to Saint-Etienne on Friday hoping to put a recent slump in form firmly behind them with a third straight Ligue 1 victory.

The reigning French champions sit nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who visit Rennes on Saturday, after following back-to-back defeats with successive wins over lowly Angers and Troyes.

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.

Bayern gain revenge, but PSG win group

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Corentin Tolisso struck twice as Bayern Munich avenged September’s defeat at Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 victory in Bavaria on Tuesday, but the French side finished top of Group B.

With both teams already through to the last 16, Bayern needed to win by four goals to usurp PSG having lost 3-0 at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar’s PSG beaten by lowly Strasbourg

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Paris (AFP) – Newly-promoted Strasbourg put the brakes on Paris Saint-Germain by becoming the first team to beat the runaway Ligue 1 leaders this season with a shock 2-1 win on Saturday.

Stephane Bahoken downed Neymar and company with a bullet finish in the 65th minute to drag the lowly home side away from relegation trouble and up to 14th, and gave Marseille the chance to close the 10-point gap between Rudi Garcia’s in-form side and PSG when they face Montpellier on Sunday.

Neymar’s PSG beaten by lowly Strasbourg

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Paris (AFP) – Newly-promoted Strasbourg put the brakes on Paris Saint-Germain by becoming the first team to beat the runaway Ligue 1 leaders this season with a shock 2-1 win on Saturday.

Stephane Bahoken downed Neymar and company with a bullet finish in the 65th minute to drag the lowly home side away from relegation trouble and up to 14th, and gave Marseille the chance to close the 10-point gap between Rudi Garcia’s in-form side and PSG when they face Montpellier on Sunday.

Kids the bait in football shark pool

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Paris (AFP) – The money men began sniffing around Hannibal Mejbri when he was just nine - it was “way too soon” complains his father, who was fielding dozens of phone calls and pitchside advances as word of his son’s potential spread.

The boy from the French capital rapidly attracted interest as scouts flocked to see if they had unearthed a hot prospect like Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old set to become the world’s most expensive teenager when his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain is finalised next year.

Kids the bait in football shark pool

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Paris (AFP) – The money men began sniffing around Hannibal Mejbri when he was just nine - it was “way too soon” complains his father, who was fielding dozens of phone calls and pitchside advances as word of his son’s potential spread.

The boy from the French capital rapidly attracted interest as scouts flocked to see if they had unearthed a hot prospect like Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old set to become the world’s most expensive teenager when his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain is finalised next year.

Neymar puts PSG on cloud nine at Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Neymar were both on target as Paris Saint-Germain edged champions Monaco 2-1 to climb nine points clear atop France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday.

But it was a frustrating night in the principality for the world’s most expensive teenager, as Kylian Mbappe missed a raft of chances on his return to the club who will bank 180 million euros ($214.

Neymar puts PSG on cloud nine at Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Neymar were both on target as Paris Saint-Germain edged champions Monaco 2-1 to climb nine points clear atop France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday.

But it was a frustrating night in the principality for the world’s most expensive teenager, as Kylian Mbappe missed a raft of chances on his return to the club who will bank 180 million euros ($214.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thump Anderlecht

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Brussels (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday.

Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal in three Champions League outings before half-time.

Pepe ‘the boss’ makes mark at Istanbul’s Besiktas

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Istanbul (AFP) – After winning three Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, star defender Pepe could have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at new club Besiktas.

But not a bit of it.

Since joining the Black Eagles in Istanbul from Real Madrid over the summer, Pepe, 34, has stamped his authority on the Turkish champions and emerged as their standout player.

Pepe ‘the boss’ makes mark at Istanbul’s Besiktas

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Istanbul (AFP) – After winning three Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, star defender Pepe could have been forgiven for resting on his laurels at new club Besiktas.

But not a bit of it.

Since joining the Black Eagles in Istanbul from Real Madrid over the summer, Pepe, 34, has stamped his authority on the Turkish champions and emerged as their standout player.

‘No impact’ on PSG from president’s probe

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are unaffected by the World Cup corruption investigation launched against chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi, a source close to the club has told AFP.

Swiss prosecutors revealed this week they are probing Khelaifi, who heads the Qatari-owned beIN Media group, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups from 2018-2030.

‘No impact’ on PSG from president’s probe

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are unaffected by the World Cup corruption investigation launched against chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi, a source close to the club has told AFP.

Swiss prosecutors revealed this week they are probing Khelaifi, who heads the Qatari-owned beIN Media group, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups from 2018-2030.

Versatile Mbappe in Deschamps’s thoughts

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Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps enthused over the attacking versatility of teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe as Les Bleus look to secure World Cup qualification this weekend.

Deschamps’s team face Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two World Cup qualifiers, knowing a pair of victories would book France’s ticket to Russia.

Neymar-less PSG held by Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain lost their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season as they struggled to a 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday without the injured Neymar.

With the world’s most expensive player on the sidelines to ensure his fitness for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, PSG were uninspiring in attack against a stubborn Montpellier side playing in a 5-4-1 formation.

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Ligue 1: Referee Tony Chapron Suspended While Investigation Carried Out Into Extraordinary ‘Kick’ Incident During Nantes-PSG Match

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Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron has been suspended after finding himself at the epicentre of an extraordinary incident that brought Nantes' 0-1 home defeat against PSG to a juddering halt on Sunday night.

Chapron tangled legs with Nantes defender Diego Carlos while sprinting after Kylian Mbappe, only to tumble, lash a kick at the Brazilian and then administer him with a second yellow card just to top it all off.

Ligue 1: Incredible Scenes As Referee Tony Chapron Trips Over, Kicks Out At Nantes Player And Then Sends Him Off For Good Measure! (Video)

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Just when you think you've seen it all on a football pitch, Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron goes and does something that shifts everything into a strange new dimension.

Charged with overseeing Nantes against PSG on Sunday night, Chapron became embroiled in a perplexing incident after being accidentally tripped by Diego Carlos.

PSG: Trio Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invade Pitch To Celebrate Goal With Edinson Cavani And Kylian Mbappe (Photos & Video)

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PSG maintained their nine-point lead at the summit of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 away win over Rennes on Saturday evening.

Neymar both opened and closed the scoring, sandwiching a goal apiece from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe inbetwixt.

Cavani's goal celebration proved particularly noteworthy as the PSG players were joined on the pitch by a trio of crime-fighting mutant turtles Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo if we're not mistaken.

Tuesday Kickoff: Kylian Mbappe could be benched, La Liga boss takes aim at PSG and more

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With a Champions League match looming, Paris Saint-Germain leads Tuesday's headlines.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery hinted that Kylian Mbappe could be benched due to poor form. (REPORT)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says PSG is"cheating economically" while asking UEFA to ban the club from the Champions League if they have broken Financial Fair Play rules.

Kylian Mbappe Crowned Golden Boy 2017 Award Winner, Pips Ousmane Dembele And Gabriel Jesus On The Podium

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Coming as a surprise to literally nobody, Kylian Mbappe has been crowned the winner of the Golden Boy award for 2017, as announced by Tuttosport this very morning.

The award is bestowed uponst the best player in Europe under the age of 21, with Mbappe's stellar eight-month ascendance seeing the PSG prodigy pipping Ousmane Dembele and Gabriel Jesus into second and third spot respectively.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Best Male Player In The World, Women’s Football Pitifully Underrepresented At Latest FIFA Award Thing (Photos)

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It's no Ballon d'Or, but Cristiano Ronaldo was ordained as the best male player in the world at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards back-slapping buffet in London last night.

By virtue of winning the double with Real Madrid last season, Ronaldo pipped Lionel Messi and Neymar into second and third place, while Zinedine Zidane took first prize in the male coaching stakes.

Monday Kickoff: Everton dismisses Koeman, Mbappe wins Golden Boy and more

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A Premier League club has made a change following a poor start to the season.

Everton has parted ways with Ronald Koeman following the team's poor start to the 2017 season, which currently sees the club in a relegation battle. (REPORT)

Kylian Mbappe was recognized as European soccer's Golden Boy for 2017.

Bilic's comments about this West Ham player could be disastrous, he could leave in January

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic recently criticised Reece Oxford after the defender was nominated for this year’s Golden boy award.

The Croatian urged Oxford not to get carried away and he also mentioned that the Englishman is not on the level of PSG’s Kylian Mbappe despite being on the same list as the Frenchman.