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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.

PSG win again but tensions simmer between Neymar, Cavani

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain kept their perfect start to the season going on Sunday, but the 2-0 win over Lyon also laid bare certain tensions in their all-star front line.

PSG were leading 1-0 at the Parc des Princes when they won a penalty with 10 minutes remaining for a foul on Kylian Mbappe, making his home debut.

PSG win again but tensions simmer between Neymar, Cavani

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain kept their perfect start to the season going on Sunday, but the 2-0 win over Lyon also laid bare certain tensions in their all-star front line.

PSG were leading 1-0 at the Parc des Princes when they won a penalty with 10 minutes remaining for a foul on Kylian Mbappe, making his home debut.

Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele.

The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the Paris giants from Monaco in the transfer window, linking up with Brazilian superstar Neymar to form a frightening forward line.

Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele.

The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the Paris giants from Monaco in the transfer window, linking up with Brazilian superstar Neymar to form a frightening forward line.

PSG’s ‘MCN’ turn focus back to domestic action

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain and their fearsome attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani host Lyon on Sunday looking to make it six successive wins to kick off the Ligue 1 season.

The expensively-assembled frontline, dubbed ‘MCN’, starred in PSG’s 5-0 humbling of Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday, in a match where they were irresistible for long periods.

Celtic charged by UEFA over pitch invasion

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London (AFP) – European football’s governing body UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic following a pitch invasion during their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

A supporter raced onto the Parkhead pitch late in the first half on Tuesday with the hosts 3-0 down and darted towards 18-year-old superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Celtic charged by UEFA over pitch invasion

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London (AFP) – European football’s governing body UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic following a pitch invasion during their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain.

A supporter raced onto the Parkhead pitch late in the first half on Tuesday with the hosts 3-0 down and darted towards 18-year-old superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

French performance leaves Deschamps purring

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Paris (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps could not help showering his side with praise after their brilliant attack tore the Netherlands to shreds in a 4-0 win on Thursday.

Thomas Lemar scored twice either side of goals by Antoine Griezmann and man of the moment Kylian Mbappe in the key 2018 World Cup qualifying clash at a euphoric Stade de France.

PSG secure Mbappe in mega Monaco deal

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Paris (AFP) – French teen sensation Kylian Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on a season-long loan Thursday, just hours before the transfer deadline in a deal that makes him the second most expensive footballer in history.

“Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the immediate arrival of Kylian Mbappe,” the club wrote on its website.

PSG secure Mbappe in mega Monaco deal

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Paris (AFP) – French teen sensation Kylian Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on a season-long loan Thursday, just hours before the transfer deadline in a deal that makes him the second most expensive footballer in history.

“Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the immediate arrival of Kylian Mbappe,” the club wrote on its website.

Mbappe transfer overshadows crunch France qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps must ensure any distractions caused by the impending transfer deadline are put to one side as his team face the Netherlands in a crunch World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

The build-up to the game at the Stade de France has been overshadowed by talk of striker Kylian Mbappe’s sensational transfer from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe transfer overshadows crunch France qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps must ensure any distractions caused by the impending transfer deadline are put to one side as his team face the Netherlands in a crunch World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

The build-up to the game at the Stade de France has been overshadowed by talk of striker Kylian Mbappe’s sensational transfer from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain.

Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Roy Keane slams ‘mind-boggling’ football transfer frenzy

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London (AFP) – Former Manchester United star Roy Keane has slammed the “mind-boggling” spending of clubs paying huge fees for “average” players in a historically frenzied transfer window.

Keane, who now works as assistant to Republic of Ireland coach Martin O’Neill, has been shocked by some of the sums paid by Europe’s top clubs since the end of last season.

Monaco sign Jovetic, close in on Dendoncker – sources

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco have completed a deal to sign Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic and are set to wrap up the transfer of Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, sources told AFP on Monday.

The 27-year-old Montenegro captain Jovetic, who had a spell on loan at Sevilla last season from Inter Milan, is set to take the number 10 shirt worn up to now by Kylian Mbappe.

Monaco sign Jovetic, close in on Dendoncker – sources

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco have completed a deal to sign Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic and are set to wrap up the transfer of Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht, sources told AFP on Monday.

The 27-year-old Montenegro captain Jovetic, who had a spell on loan at Sevilla last season from Inter Milan, is set to take the number 10 shirt worn up to now by Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe on verge of stunning PSG move

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco’s teen sensation Kylian Mbappe is expected to complete a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain when he flies into the French capital on Monday, according to widespread French media reports.

Radio stations France Info and RMC revealed on Sunday that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the 18-year-old French international striker.

Mbappe on verge of stunning PSG move

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco’s teen sensation Kylian Mbappe is expected to complete a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain when he flies into the French capital on Monday, according to widespread French media reports.

Radio stations France Info and RMC revealed on Sunday that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the 18-year-old French international striker.

Mbappe in line to complete stunning PSG move

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco’s teen sensation Kylian Mbappe is expected to complete a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain when he flies into the French capital on Monday, according to widespread French media reports Sunday.

Radio stations France Info and RMC reported that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the 18-year-old French international striker.

PSG players hopeful of Mbappe deal – Marquinhos

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain players are hopeful their club can complete a sensational deal to sign Kylian Mbappe before the transfer window closes next week, defender Marquinhos said Friday.

Asked about a potential deal for the 18-year-old Monaco starlet after the 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes, Marquinhos said: “We have been keeping an eye on the internet and on our phones, waiting for it to be made official.

PSG players hopeful of Mbappe deal – Marquinhos

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain players are hopeful their club can complete a sensational deal to sign Kylian Mbappe before the transfer window closes next week, defender Marquinhos said Friday.

Asked about a potential deal for the 18-year-old Monaco starlet after the 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes, Marquinhos said: “We have been keeping an eye on the internet and on our phones, waiting for it to be made official.

Monaco coach says Mbappe was dropped to ‘protect’ him

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has claimed that star striker Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench last weekend “to protect him” rather than as a punishment.

The 18-year-old sensation reportedly wants away from the French champions, with Paris Saint-Germain his favoured destination but Real Madrid also reportedly ready to pay 180 million euros ($211 million) for his services.

Monaco coach Jardim evasive on Mbappe talk

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is not worried by the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of star striker Kylian Mbappe amid reports that he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am not going to talk about conjecture. I am staying focused on my work and helping my team to evolve,” Jardim told reporters on Friday.

Monaco coach Jardim evasive on Mbappe talk

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is not worried by the ongoing speculation surrounding the future of star striker Kylian Mbappe amid reports that he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am not going to talk about conjecture. I am staying focused on my work and helping my team to evolve,” Jardim told reporters on Friday.

Real Madrid

‘Bullsh*t’ – Bayern Munich Hotshot Robert Lewandowski Addresses Resurfaced Real Madrid Transfer Rumours In Curt Fashion

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Robert Lewandowski invited a whirlwind of tabloid bullhonky upon himself recently when, in the wake of PSG splurging to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, he publicly criticised Bayern Munich for failing to match their state-financed Champions League rivals in the money-frittering stakes this summer.

Thomas Lemar rejects Arsenal and wants to join Liverpool instead

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Arsenal are having great trouble landing any of their targets this summer with Jonny Evans rejecting a move to the Emirates, Kylian Mbappe going to Real Madrid, and Monaco rejecting every offer from the Gunners for Thomas Lemar even though we have increased our offer up to 100 million Euros. It has been reported that [.

Thursday Kickoff: Barca 'close' to signings; Kylina Mbappe undecided and more

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Transfer sagas continue to surround Barcelona while Real Madrid's big target remains undecided.

Barcelona's general manager Pep Segura says the club is "close" to signing Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele. (REPORT)

PSG youth academy sporting director Luis Fernandez said that Kylian Mbappe has "two or three teams" in mind: Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and possibly Manchester City.

France

Kylian Mbappe confirms joining Arsenal was a real option

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Paris Saint-Germain new boy Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he had the chance to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The France...

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World Cup Qualifiers: L’Equipe Not Impressed As France Fail To Beat Lowly Luxembourg For First Time In Over 100 Years (Photos & Video)

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Unlikely as it may seem, little ol' Luxembourg pulled off the most remarkable result of the international weekend with a landmark 0-0 draw against the mighty France.

Despite fielding an expensively-adorned starting XI featuring the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe and racking up almost 80% of possession, the hosts ultimately failed to beat the Luxembourgians for the first time in over a century.

Ligue 1

PSG Got Kylian Mbappe On Loan For Free This Season

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Paris Saint-Germain are confident they will comply with Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules despite European football's governing body opening an investigation over the signing of Neymar this summer for a world record fee of €222 million and the extraordinary deal for Kylian Mbappe that could rise to €180m.

Financial Fair Play Be Damned: PSG Welcome Kylian Mbappe On Board In Yet Another Exorbitant Cash-Spluff

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Monaco have been plundered once again as PSG have announced that their convoluted deal to sign Kylian Mbappe has now officially gone through.

The transfer basically boils down to a long-term contract, beginning with a bullshit one-season loan, presumably to allow the young lad to gain a vital bit of experience.

PSG Sign Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe

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According to several media outlets, Paris Saint-Germain will sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe on an initial loan with the move made permanent next summer. The deal is structured this way to comply with financial fair play (FFP) regulations.

The transfer fee for Mbappe will be around €180 million plus bonuses .

PSG Tease ‘Grand Announcement’ And Troll Thousands Of Their Own Fans Over Imminent Kylian Mbappe Transfer

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Continuing on the quest to become the biggest yuppie trolls in world football, PSG have trolled thousands of their own fans over the imminent arrival of one Kylian Mbappe.

With a convoluted, FFP-defying £166million 'loan' move for Mbappe now reported to be on the verge of completion, the Parisians roped in a willing accomplice in the guise of right-back Thomas Meunier to break news of a 'grand announcement' being made by his club on Twitter at 12:30pm on Monday.

The Rest

Mbappe, Dembele And Rashford All Get The Nod As Tuttosport Reveal 25-Man Shortlist For 2017 Golden Boy Award

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Italian newspaper Tuttosport have belched forth the 25 names included on their shortlist for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the best footballer in Europe under the age of 21.

The award has become increasingly prestigious over the past decade or so, with previous winners including Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Cesc Fabregas, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Isco, Mario Balotelli, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and, last year, Renato Sanches.

Monday Kickoff: PSG set for Kylian Mbappe deal, Liverpool sign Naby Keita, and more

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One big transfer will see a young star officially join a new club on Tuesday while another major deal has been finalized ahead of next summer's move.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot says Kylian Mbappe told him that the Monaco star will be joining PSG officially on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Despite his absence for the start of the Premier League season, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been deemed healthy to featuer in World Cup qualifiers for Brazil.