There have been many Arsenal rumours lately linking the Gunners to the Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which is not unusual considering that he is one of the top-scorers in Ligue 1 this season, but now his agent has alleged that he is a serious target for the Gunners.
It appears to be that his agent Oscar Damiani is determined to sell the Gabon international on this summer, and thinks there is interest from quite a few Premiership clubs including Arsenal.
It all got a bit emotional at the Parc des Princes yesterday evening when, come the 82nd minute, David Beckham's number came up and the 38-year-old veteran shuffled off the pitch one last time and away into retirement.
Paris Saint-Germain's game against Brest was temporarily halted for several minutes as a tearful Beckham thanked his teammates (most of whom had died their hair red, white and blue in tribute to their British cohort) on the way off, hugging it out with every single person on the PSG payroll before finally taking his place on the bench.
A slender 1-0 win over Lyon on Sunday saw nouvelle riche PSG win their first French league title since back in the primordial mists of 1994, though the post-match celebrations threatened to turn ugly when sporting director Leonardo tapped Zlatan on the shoulder and reportedly asked him to cut short his revelry to take a drugs test (though that is mere speculation at this point) as the PSG huddle sang and cheered in the dressing room.
PSG centre-half Thiago Silva was shown a straight red card we'll say that again, a straight red card for this soft as pudding/heinous and gross infringement of the referee's personal space against Valenciennes yesterday...
"HOW DARE THOU TOUCH THE SACRED NIPPLES OF REFEREE MAN?
With PSG 1-0 through Javier Pastore and already down to ten men following the dismissal of Marco Veratti for two yellow cards, David Beckham managed to get himself sent-off in inury time against Evain yesterday despite only having been on the pitch for six minutes.
Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo for most of the season and they are preparing a mammoth offer for him with the hope of hijacking his move to back to Manchester United.
According to 'L'Equipe', PSG will offer Real Madrid €100m for the striker and that the French Champions will offer a salary that would make him the second best paid footballer in the world, only behind Samuel Et'oo.
There was a changing of the guard in France at the weekend, as Paris Saint-Germain have won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years after Sunday's 1-0 victory at the home of Lyon, for so long the dominant force in France.
Needing a win to wrap up the championship with two games remaining, PSG started slowly at the Stade de Gerland before gradually coming into the game as half-time approached.
Lyon vs PSG 2013 Highlights 0-1 Menez Goal Leonardo Zlatan Ibrahimovic Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Lyon vs PSG 2013 Highlights 0-1 Menez Goal Leonardo Zlatan Ibrahimovic Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Lyon vs PSG 2013 ( OL Paris SG VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Lyon vs Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 ( Menez) Stade Gerland, Lyon- 12 May, 2013- 20.
Wayne Rooney's final destination: Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG or Bayern? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are a club in transition after Sir Alex Ferguson's revelation that he will step down from his role as the club's manager after 26 years at the helm. With David Moyes seemingly the favourite to replace him, and Jose Mourinho in the running too, the new head coach's first job may well be to convince star striker Wayne Rooney that his future lies at Old Trafford.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain for the better part of a year. The stories will not go away, and with PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti expected to move to Real Madrid this summer, and sporting director Leonardo also expected to leave at the end of the season also, things are lining up for Wenger to return to France this summer.
PSG beat Nice 3-0 at the weekend to put themselves on the cusp of winning their first Ligue 1 title since 1994, withJeremy Menez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (pen) andClement Chantome all notching to leave the Parisiens nine points clear of second-placed Marseille with five games to play.
PSG vs Nice 3-0 Highlights 2013 Menez Ibrahimovic penalty Chantome Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
PSG vs Nice 3-0 Highlights 2013 Menez Ibrahimovic penalty Chantome Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter PSG vs Nice 2013 ( Paris SG Nice VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Paris Saint-Germain vs Nice 3-0 ( Menez, Ibra pen, Chantome) Parc des Princes, Paris- 20.
The Defending Champions Montpellier await an OL team that is confused about its merits. A poor stumble of form later Lyon shocked themselves with a 3-1 win over Toulouse. Gomis got himself on the scoresheet and now leads the all-time Ligue 1 goal scoring tally in currently active players with 86 strikes to his name.
Financial Fair Play? What is that? That appears to be the attitude of Paris Saint-Germain director of football Leonardo who says that his club will buy big again this summer.
PSG is closing in on its first Ligue 1 title in 19 years and after an impressive Champions League run, further spending is expected this summer from the club's Qatari owners ahead of another assault on the Champions League next season.
PSG vs Montpellier 2013 Highlights 1-0 Kevin Gameiro Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
PSG vs Montpellier 2013 Highlights 1-0 Kevin Gameiro Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Paris Saint-Germain vs Montpellier 2013 ( PSG MHSC VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Paris SG vs Montpellier 1-0 ( Gameiro) Parc des Princes, Paris- 29 March, 2013- Friday- Ligue 1- 29/3/13 Kevin Gameiro [.
Paris Saint Germain Crest (Google Creative Commons)
PSG enter their Champions League quarterfinal bout against Barcelona with plenty of confidence after taking down a very well-organized and tactical Valencia side in the previous round. However, as the French side note, the Spanish giants overcame a two-goal deficit at the Camp Nou to erase AC Milan's advantage and are keen to not allow such an unpleasant situation happen to them.
PSG fans gathered en masse to help their boys celebrate the club's first Ligue 1 title since 1994 in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero which, according to L'Euipe, ended in over 30 injuries, 21 arrests and many, many Euros' worth of damage being caused as the celebrations descended into riots as the evening wore on.
Here we have Lyon's new third strip for next season and, as well as beingimmenselysnappy, the shirt also features glow in the dark strips because...well, because why the hell not?
The luminescent design is apparently an homage to the city of Lyon itself, known to many as "The Capital of Lights" thanks to its famous annual Light Festival (or "LaFête des Lumières" if you'd prefer).
BT's offers free Premier League matches to challenge Sky dominance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the first time in more than 20 years that weekly live matches from the Premier League will be free to watch. BT have promised to return sports to grassroots fans as it revealed that BT Sport will be free to all of their broadband customer.
Expect goals on the final weekend of the season. Just don't bet on it. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A reader of our blog recently asked if there was any value in flat betting 'Over 2.5 goals' on the final weekend of the Premier League season, seeing that goal totals tend to be higher on the last weekend of the domestic season.
Juventus are back to back champions on Italy after picking up their 29th or 31st Scudetto title, while both Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona had to put the champagne back on ice. Here is a roundup of all the weekend from the big leagues in Italy.
Italy Juventus won the Serie A title finish with three games remaining thanks to a 1-0 win against Palermo.
It was a good weekend for Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and FC Barcelona as they all moved as step closer to winning their respective titles.
PSG stretched their cushion to nine points in France and United returned 15 points clear in England.
France PSG bounced back from the disappointment of losing to Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek by winning 1-0 at ES Troyes AC, a victory that left them nine points clear at the top of the table.
Quotes, reports, and reaction from Union's win in Chicago. City Islanders top Antigua 4-0 while Reading thumps Westchester 8-0 in season opener. Eastern Conference roundup as Union move to 5th. More news.
Love him or loathe him, there's no denying the impact that David Beckham has had on the global football stage. From his early days as a 17-year old with Manchester United, through his controversial signing with Real Madrid, and then his trip across the pond to act as a defibrillator for Major League Soccer, Goldenballs [.
Our friends at French Football Weekly met up with Joey Bartonand it didn't end with someone on the ground, begging for an ambulance. Nor did it end in a mass recital of Nietzsche's aphorisms. No, Andrew Gibney and Scott Johnson had 30 minutes with England's most outspoken player, and it's one of the most interesting, well-balanced interviews we've seen in months.
Joey Barton was busy dribbling away on his Twitter account yesterday, chiding fans who were baiting him over having to play in the Championship after returning to parent club QPR at the end of the season by claiming that he has a deal in place with Marseille that will see him retained by the Ligue 1 club next year.
Former Lyon player and coach Bernard Lacombe, who now serves as an unofficial "specialadviserto club president Jean-Michel Aulas, has done a whoopsie by telling a female caller on a live radio phone-in to, in essence, "get back in the kitchen where she belongs".
Anything can happen in football, but money often is victorious. After 19 years Paris St. Germain again won the French League title after a 1-0 victory over Olympique Lyon (a team that dominated French football with seven league titles in a row until 2008). In 2012 the Qatar Investment Authority bought the stock majority in Paris St.