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Neymar fever pitch focuses on PSG makeweight

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Paris (AFP) – As the hysteria mounts ahead of Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain debut on Sunday focus switched from his record transfer fee to the question of which star would make way for the Brazilian.

Le Parisien daily newspaper suggested it would be Javier Pastore, the silky but fragile Argentine who was the first major signing after PSG were bought by their ambitious Qatari owners, who splashed out a world record 222 million-euro ($261 million) for Neymar.

Hiddink Warns Chelsea Star After He Bats Eyes At PSG

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Guus Hiddink has warned Eden Hazard to focus on recapturing his Chelsea form instead of batting his eyes at PSG or Real Madrid.

Hazard has recently spoken enthusiastically about both clubs and how he would be happy playing in Madrid or Paris.

‘It is hard to say no to PSG — as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League,' Hazard told Le Parisien.

Will PSG Owners Back Beckham’s Miami Franchise?

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A tantalizing piecein the French newspapers Le Parisien that David Beckham has approached Paris St. Germain owners to help with funding for his new MLS expansion team, which is expected to begin play in 2017

Beckham finished his career at PSG, and is reported to be on very good terms with the teams owners, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).

PSG to Meet With Newcastle – Launch £20M Cabaye Bid

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There is a report in the Le Parisien today that PSG will follow up their initial bid of £14M with a second bid of £20M, as they move in to attempt to complete the deal for Yohan Cabaye. Yohan Cabaye PSG to bid £20M And news that the PSG Director of Football Olivier Letang [...]

PSG Planning To Be The Biggest Club In The World

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According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain want to have more revenue than any club in the world by the 2016-17 season.

The Paris newspaper has obtained a confidential document written for PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in June of last year which lays out the Ligue 1 champions' plans to push their budget beyond all their European rivals.

Is Mr Wenger on the way out? Is Cesc on the way in?

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By Tony Attwood

According to various paper reports (Le Parisien is one example) the top men at PSG have been saying Arsene Wenger will definitely be coming to PSG this summer. Failing that he will come in 2014 when his current contract at Arsenal ends.

PSG however have been buying very big, and there [.

Beckham Fever To Fashion In Paris?

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Beckham Fever To Fashion In Paris? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The story of David Beckham's football career has been an extraordinary tale. And yet, even at the not-so-tender age of 36, the world's most famous footballer appears to have another chapter. Currently, Beckham's MLS career is dwindling towards its conclusion with his lucrative contract to expire in November.

2010 World Cup Rumours: Claude Makelele Rejects Shock France Call-Up

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By Chris Wright


Veteran Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Claude Makelele has turned down the chance to make a shock return to the French national side after rejecting an approach from current coach of Les Bleus, Raymond Domenech.

PSG: Onyewu's New Home?

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As the final hours tick away on this summer's transfer window, the faithful of Paris Saint-German seem to think they'll see American Oguchi Onyewu suiting up for them very soon. PSG has been searching for a new starting defender after Lilliam Thuram retired due to a heart condition and attempts to find a quality replacement had failed.

Mini-Transfer Update

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Nothing major to report on the transfer front. Most of the info from Inara's last transfer post is still up to date. Here's the latest:

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Gregory Coupet: Greg's transfer to Atletico Madrid has been finalized.

Paris Saint Germain

Serge Aurier: Spurs biding time over transfer

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Tottenham Hotspur are keeping their power dry over a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, according to Le Parisien. The north...

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Neymar Expected To Have PSG Medical On Tuesday

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Brazil star Neymar will not head to Doha for a medical before completing a £196m transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain but is instead likely to arrive in the French capital on Tuesday, according to reports in France.

Le Parisien reported on Monday that 'everything suggests' Neymar will return to France from China, where he is visiting for promotional events, instead of heading to to the middle east where PSG's owners, Qatar Sports Investments, are based.

Report: David Beckham Gonzo, Headed To PSG For Hefty Price Tag

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(Lot of news snippets today).

Oui Paris for Beckham

Reports out of Paris today that's Le Parisien's (a Paris daily) on the left that David Beckham will at long last make his way to Paris Saint-Germain for the tidy fee of $18.7M over 18-months.

Ligue1 will represent the fourth league that Beckham will attempt to win a championship in (The Premiership, La Liga, MLS); his legacy of a nomadic footballer championship-seeking footballer will be cemented with a win in Paris.

Susic sucede a Blazevic na selecção da Bósnia

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Por Redacção

Safet Susic está a ser apontado pela imprensa francesa como sucessor de Miroslav Blazevic, que abandonou o comando técnico da selecção da Bósnia depois de ser afastado por Portugal no "play-off" de acesso ao Mundial da África do Sul.

De acordo com o Le Parisien, o antigo jogador do Paris Saint-Germain vai assumir o cargo com o objectivo de qualificar a selecção bósnia para o Euro-2012, que vai decorrer na Polónia e na Ucrânia.

English Premier League

Valencia Star Shows Interest In Liverpool Move

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Valencia defender Aly Cissokho has admitted it is pleasing to see himself linked with a move to Liverpool, while underlining his admiration for the Premier League.
The fullback has only been at the La Liga outfit since last summer, when he left Lyon to join the Spanish side, but has been continuously linked with a move to Anfield.

Man City & Liverpool Chased Italian Manager Last Year

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Manchester City and Liverpool explored the possibility of bringing Carlo Ancelotti to the Premier League in November 2012, according to reports in France.
The Paris St-Germain boss looks set to leave France at the end of the season - with Real Madrid reportedly interested in bringing him to the Bernabeu as a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Friedel Hit’s Back at Ignorant Barthez Via Twitter

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Former French World Cup winning captain Fabian Barthez has opened up a real can of worms that Tottenham could have done without after publicly claiming Tottenham's current number one Brad Friedel is slow and can't jump!

Barthez told Le Parisien newspaper: "Lloris is one of the five best goalkeepers in the world.

Reds Sow Seeds For Striker Arrival At Anfield

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Lille's determination to sign Joe Cole on a permanent deal could see coveted striker Moussa Sow head in the opposite direction.
Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his attack following a meagre return of 24 goals in 20 Barclays Premier League games this season.

Ancelotti To Take Over As PSG Coach

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Carlo Ancelotti is set to take over as PSG coach after he was flown into the French capital to discuss a possible deal that would see him coach the mega rich Ligue 1 side.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea coach was among the people considered for the top job after reports arose claiming that current coach Antoine Kombouare was dismssed.

France International Midfielder Moussa Sissoko Chased By Liverpool, Tottenham & Lyon

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Toulouse youngster Moussa Sissoko continues to court interest from around Europe, though talk of a move to the Premier League has escalated, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur continuing to lead the chase from England, while Olympique Lyonnais maintain a French interest in the dynamic midfielder.

Lyon

Florent Malouda: corazón partido

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Nació en la Guayana Francesa, se siente brasileño, juega en el Chelsea inglés y defiende la camiseta de la Selección de Francia. Luce su zurda en la cancha, viste como un modelo de Armani, conduce un autazo deportivo pero ecológico, colabora con fundaciones humanitarias y sueña con ganar la Champions League que se le escapa desde 2004.

Liverpool Agree Fee For Cissokho

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According to reports in French daily newspaper, Le Parisien, Liverpool has agreed a fee with Lyon for left back Aly Cissokho.
The paper reports that the 23 year old French international, who saw a move to AC Milan fall through in 2009 over dental issues, will cost the big spending Anfield club 8.

Salaries of Ligue 1 Presidents Revealed

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This picture (of Marseille President, Jean-Claude Dassier)Â makes *so* much more sense now!

Le Parisien has revealed the salaries pocketed by the French league's reigning Presidents. As always, money in sports is always an interesting topic.

WEEKLY TRANSFER UPDATE

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Though JMA recently stated during Jimmy Briand's signing conference that he would hold off on transfers until the last week of August, in order to find some bargains, the rumor mill has not slowed down. In fact, none of Jean Mimi's promises in the transfer realm seem to holding up to scrutiny and I love it: it doesn't seem like we'll stay under Aulas' self-imposed 25mill€ cap, and when JMA claimed that Lyon were staying out of the French mercato after the signing of Briand, that looks like it may also be a little white lie as well.

Gunners

Confident Koscielny still looking to improve for Arsenal and France

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Arsenal's French centre-back Laurent Koscielny has set his sights on improving even more after a terrific run of form for the Gunners. Speaking to Le Parisien, Koscielny said, "Like all the French players, I dream of the 2012 European Championship... I know that I need to keep being good to keep being called up.

Chamakh latest, Arsenal shares and Wilshere

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Chamakh latest...

How is your french?

Bordeaux veut 18 millions pour Chamakh...
Jean-Louis Triaud avait qualifiée l'offre d'Arsenal de «ridicule». On comprend mieux pourquoi. Selon les informations du Parisien, le président bordelais réclamerait en effet 18 millions d'euros pour laisser partir Marouane Chamakh.

The Rest

FIFA chief Infantino wants video refs for next World Cup

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Paris (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is in favour of introducing video refereeing for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after previously expressing fears it would break up games too much.

The head of world football's governing body told Tuesday's Le Parisien newspaper that he was sceptical at first about using video technology to assist referees in crucial decisions.

Newcastle Cabella Deal At Standstill Because Of Agent Problems

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Le Parisien French football commentator Julien Laurens has been talking to talkSPORT, and he has talked about Remy Cabella whom he describes as one of France's best young players, and that Newcastle fans would just love him. Remy Cabella - hasn't got an agent This is what he said to talkSPORT yesterday about the situation [.

Malouda Uncertain About Career

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The arrival of Weder Bremen's Marko Marin at Stamford Bridge could spell doom on the careers of some of the club's seasoned players. Florent Malouda who has had one of his worst season's as a Chelsea players is now unsure of his stay at West London.

With 2 goals and 37 appearances for the Blues this season, it is easy to see why the 31 year old is a worried man.

France 0-2 Mexico Aftermath: French Media Have A Field Day!

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By Chris Wright

As you may have picked up on already, the French did a bit of a lose against Mexico in the World Cup last night when they really should have done a win instead.

Ambivalent clown (and inexplicably France's longest-serving coach ever) Raymond Domenech looked on indifferently from the sidelines all night, as his side slumped to a 2-0 defeat against El Tri and their magical trio of substitutes.

The Time-Bomb and the Brazilian Baby

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I have a very low tolerence for "Diva-ish" behavior, no matter how talented a player may be. And as much as I dislike both of these immensly talented players, I decided to write a post because their fates may be intertwined- although higly unlikely- and I wouldn't mind seeing both of them possibly doing OL a big favor in the future, by negatively affecting the current #2 team in L1, Marseille.

Giuly: "A Parigi ho l'impressione di rivivere, a Roma mi sentivo poco rispettato"

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Ludovic Giuly, ex centrocampista della Roma, in un'intervista a Le Parisien: "Sto molto bene calcisticamente, ho l'impressione di rivivere. Ho preso la decisione di lasciare la Roma alla fine della stagione, senza avere qualcosa di concreto fra le mani. Con il PSG è stato tutto veloce. Sarei potuto restare a Roma dove avevo ancora due anni di mercato.