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Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.

Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.

PSG confirm Thomas Tuchel as new coach

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Paris (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed on Monday.

The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave the Qatar-owned side after the final game of the French season this weekend.

PSG confirm Thomas Tuchel as new coach

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Paris (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed on Monday.

The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave the Qatar-owned side after the final game of the French season this weekend.

Thomas Tuchel named new coach of PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed on Monday.

The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave after the final game of the French season this weekend.

“It is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am joining this big club, Paris Saint-Germain,” said Tuchel in an English-language statement released by PSG.

Thomas Tuchel named new coach of PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal, the French champions confirmed on Monday.

The 44-year-old German has agreed to succeed Unai Emery, who will leave after the final game of the French season this weekend.

“It is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am joining this big club, Paris Saint-Germain,” said Tuchel in an English-language statement released by PSG.

Neymar makes PSG return — as spectator

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Paris (AFP) – Convalescing superstar Neymar returns to the Parc Des Princes Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain play their last home game of the season against Rennes, before being presented with the Ligue 1 trophy.

PSG sealed the domestic treble on Tuesday adding the French Cup to their Ligue 1 and League Cup titles and Neymar’s return to the club’s home ground will boost morale of both club and country.

Neymar makes PSG return — as spectator

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Paris (AFP) – Convalescing superstar Neymar returns to the Parc Des Princes Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain play their last home game of the season against Rennes, before being presented with the Ligue 1 trophy.

PSG sealed the domestic treble on Tuesday adding the French Cup to their Ligue 1 and League Cup titles and Neymar’s return to the club’s home ground will boost morale of both club and country.

Minnows Les Herbiers run PSG close in French Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – Tiny Les Herbiers fell short of claiming one of the biggest upsets in football history but pushed the mighty Paris Saint-Germain most of the way before losing 2-0 in Tuesday’s French Cup final.

Giovani Lo Celso scored PSG’s opening goal in the first half at the Stade de France, breaking the resistance of Les Herbiers after they had been saved three times by the woodwork in the opening stages.

Minnows Les Herbiers run PSG close in French Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – Tiny Les Herbiers fell short of claiming one of the biggest upsets in football history but pushed the mighty Paris Saint-Germain most of the way before losing 2-0 in Tuesday’s French Cup final.

Giovani Lo Celso scored PSG’s opening goal in the first half at the Stade de France, breaking the resistance of Les Herbiers after they had been saved three times by the woodwork in the opening stages.

PSG face Les Herbiers in ultimate David versus Goliath Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – There may never have been a greater mismatch in a Cup final than Tuesday’s French Cup showpiece which will see the mighty Paris Saint-Germain take on the minnows of Les Herbiers.

It would take a shock of seismic proportions for Qatar-backed PSG, even without the still injured Neymar, to slip up against a team of modest players struggling to stay in France’s partly amateur third division.

PSG face Les Herbiers in ultimate David versus Goliath Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – There may never have been a greater mismatch in a Cup final than Tuesday’s French Cup showpiece which will see the mighty Paris Saint-Germain take on the minnows of Les Herbiers.

It would take a shock of seismic proportions for Qatar-backed PSG, even without the still injured Neymar, to slip up against a team of modest players struggling to stay in France’s partly amateur third division.

Les Herbiers star set for Mbappe reunion in PSG Cup final

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Les Herbiers (France) (AFP) – When little Les Herbiers come up against Kylian Mbappe and co. in Tuesday’s French Cup final clash with the mighty Paris Saint-Germain, they could be forgiven for freezing on the big stage.

Rarely has a showpiece game appeared such a mismatch as this, which will pit the third-division minnows against one of the most expensively-assembled sides in the history of the game.

Draw dents Marseille Euro bid, Cavani sets PSG record with rescue act

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Paris (AFP) – A late leveller from Ismael Traore put the brakes on Marseille’s bid for Champions League football next season as the southern giants were held to a 1-1 draw at Angers on Sunday.

Marseille travelled west hoping to move into the Ligue 1 top three after Monaco were held to a scoreless draw at home to Amiens on Saturday as Lyon took second by beating Nantes.

PSG say Neymar will return to Paris before World Cup

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain responded to reports from Brazil on Neymar’s fitness by suggesting on Sunday that his recovery from injury would continue in France.

Neymar has been in Brazil since undergoing surgery on a broken foot and is aiming to be fit for the World Cup in Russia, with the five-time champions’ first game against Switzerland on June 17.

PSG coach Emery confirms departure at end of season

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said Friday he will leave the French club at the end of the campaign after Champions League failures in both his seasons in charge.

Emery’s two-year contract ends in June and he had been expected to leave anyway.

He said he met with PSG’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique and “we decided that we would not continue to work together”.

PSG coach Emery confirms departure at end of season

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said Friday he will leave the French club at the end of the campaign after Champions League failures in both his seasons in charge.

Emery’s two-year contract ends in June and he had been expected to leave anyway.

He said he met with PSG’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique and “we decided that we would not continue to work together”.

PSG coach Emery says will leave at the end of the season

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said Friday he will leave the French club at the end of the campaign after Champions League failures in both his seasons in charge.

Emery, whose contract ends in June, said he met with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique and “we decided that we would not continue to work together”.

Lo Celso hits late winner for champions PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Giovani Lo Celso’s late goal gave champions Paris Saint-Germain a hard-earned 1-0 win at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Sunday as they stayed on course to finish their season with a clutch of records.

Argentine playmaker Lo Celso scored twice in last week’s 7-1 demolition of Monaco that secured a fifth title in six seasons for PSG, and he smashed in the only goal of the game in Bordeaux with 14 minutes remaining.

Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world’s top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.

Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.

Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world’s top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.

Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.

No release clause in Neymar’s PSG contract – French league

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Paris (AFP) – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais.

The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause - worth no less than 300 million euros ($368 million) but whose exact value depended on certain results - could be activated from September 1 if the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG.

Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday.

PSG travelled to the Normandy coast with the French league title already wrapped up and looking to take another step towards what would be a fourth consecutive Cup triumph - a record - if they beat third division Les Herbiers at the Stade de France on May 8.

Arsenal

Reports: Arsenal Ready To Appoint Unai Emery As New Manager After Mikel Arteta Passed Over

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Just a quickie to keep y'all abreast of the fact that it looks like Unai Emery will be the man stepping into Arsene Wenger's shoes at Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta had reportedly interviewed well for the role but it would appear that Emery is now poised to be appointed as the Gunners' new manager after talks today saw the ex-Sevilla and PSG coach emerge as the premiere candidate for the post.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere linked with move to PSG

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Jack Wilshere offered to PSG

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The representatives of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere have offered their client to French giants PSG.

Wilshere who was once heralded as the future of English football is looking to get his career back on track. After struggling to impress with Arsenal this season, he was left out of the England squad which travels to Russia to play in the World Cup this summer.

Monday Kickoff: Wenger eyes short-term project, Neymar tired of transfer talk and more

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A star coach and a star player headline Monday's news.

Arsene Wenger says he will only consider a "project that is achievable in the short-term" for his next job. (REPORT)

Neymar says he is "tired" of the transfer talk as rumors continue about a potential PSG exit. (READ)

Barcelona is reportedly willing to pay more than Antoine Griezmann's contractual release clause to sign the French forward from Atletico Madrid.

Ligue 1

PSG set to beat Liverpool and Man City in race to sign legendary goalkeeper

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According to a report published by the Daily Mail, PSG look set to sign Italian football legend Gianluigi Buffon.

The 40-year-old Buffon brought an end to his time with Juventus last weekend.

He had been with Juventus since 2001.

He made more than 650 appearances for the Old Lady of Italian Football and even stuck with the club when they were demoted to Serie B in 2006.

Official: Thomas Tuchel Finally Sworn In As New Head Coach Of Paris Saint-Germain

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As of just a few minutes ago, Thomas Tuchel is officially the new manager/head coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

Having waited in the wings for what feels like months now, the former Borussia Dortmund boss has signed a two-year contract at the Parc des Princes which is scheduled to kick in at the start of July.

‘We Are Proud To Face You’ – PSG Take Out Adverts In Various Newspapers To Congratulate Les Herbiers On Reaching Coupe De France Final (Photos)

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PSG have paid to place a number of adverts in various newspapers and magazines to congratulate their opponents, Les Herbiers, on reaching the Coupe de France final.

The two sides will meet at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night in what looks like a formality as PSG look to wrap up their fourth consecutive cup.

‘Black Is For Our Mourning, Red Is The Blood Of Our Enemies’ – French Singer Produces Light-Hearted Ditty To Support Les Herbiers Against PSG In Coupe De France Final (Video)

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The very day after Les Herbiers went swashbuckling into the Coupe de France final, the third-tier minnows have already found themselves an unofficial battle hymn.

The tinyVendée club will face PSG in the finalat the Stade de France next month, and thanks to noted local fan Philippe Katerine, they now have an anthem to roar/rap whilst doing so.

Coupe De France: PSG Set Up Final Date Against Third-Tier, Semi-Pro Minnows Les Herbiers After Storming Past Caen In Semis (Photos & Video)

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Kylian Mbappe scored twice as PSG went cavorting into the Coupe de France final courtesy of a 3-1 win over Caen in the semis on Wednesday night.

Indeed, it was Mbappe who scored the opening goal of the game with 25 minutes gone, but his second was definitely more easy on the eye the teenage striker racing in to put the finishing touch on an incisive counter-attack.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: PSG interested in Buffon, Neuer declared fit and more

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A pair of star goalkeepers headline Friday's news.

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly offered Gianluigi Buffon a two-year contract. (REPORT)

Manuel Neuer has been declared fit but will not start for Bayern Munich in the upcoming cup final. (REPORT)

Bayern has once again denied that Real Madrid has approached Robert Lewandowski.

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar rumors continue, Iniesta undecided on future and more

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Silly season continues as the summer transfer window nears.

Reports continue to link Neymar with a move to Real Madrid in a reported€260m transfer. (REPORT)

Andres Iniesta says that "all possibilities are open" amid links to teams in China, Japan and Australia. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly expecting to return to the club's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez this summer.

Friday Kickoff: Iniesta to leave Barca, Griezmann undecided on future and more

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While one legend is set for the next stage of his career, one of the game's current stars remains undecided on his next move.

Andres Iniesta confirmed plans to leave Barcelona at the end of the season. (REPORT)

Antoine Griezmann says he is waiting on the result of talks with Atletico Madrid before officially deciding his future with the club.

Friday Kickoff: PSG after Pogba, West Ham look to keep Hart and more

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Paul Pogba continues to be the subject of transfer rumors, while another familiar Premier League star could see his loan deal extended.

Paris Saint-Germain has reportedly been in contact with Paul Pogba's agent over a potential move. (REPORT)

West Ham is reportedly looking to keep Joe Hart beyond the end of his loan deal, which concludes at the end of the season.

Transfer News and Gossip

PSG prepare £100m bid for Christian Eriksen

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Paul Pogba offered to PSG

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French Cup: PSG Secure Domestic Treble After Modest 2-0 Victory Over Third-Tier Minnows Les Herbiers (Photos & Video)

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As expected, Parisian juggernauts PSG ended Les Herbiers' incredible French Cup fairytale on Tuesday night, with the Ligue 1 side defeating their third-tier opponents via a modest 2-0 scoreline.

The third-tier minnows soldaround 15,000 tickets for the final, approximately the entire population of Les Herbiers, and those fans were treated to a fine displayagainst their illustrious opponents.

Wednesday Kickoff: Aguero unlikely to be fit by World Cup, Neymar ready for Russia and more

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The World Cup is coming into focus for several big stars.

Argentina Football Association doctor Homero D'Agostino says he does not expect Sergio Aguero to be fit for the start of the World Cup. (REPORT)

Neymar says he expects to be "better than I was before" by the start of the World Cup after missing extended time due to foot injury.