FRANCE STAR LINKED WITH PSG EXIT

With the summer transfer window closing inpretty fast, it’s only normal for clubs to start bracing themselves to engage in some transfer activity. While some clubs will be preparing to secure the signings of players that will come into the squad and provide more firepower, there are other clubs who will have to try so hard to keep good of their star players and not allow them to leave.

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There are also some clubs whose star players have already been linked with bigmoney exits who may have no option but to allow their key player(s) complete moves away once a suitable offer comes in from another club. One of those clubs that would have a lot of work in their hands to keep hold of their star players is French outfit Paris Saint-Germain.
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GIROUD SHOWS HIS QUALITY AGAIN

I don’t think any one can argue against the high mental strength that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has especially during his time at Stamford Bridge. France striker Giroud has been at Chelsea for four seasons and running. The ex-Arsenal and Montpellier player has shown his power of recovery to still be an important player for Chelsea till date. The France striker has been on the brink of leaving Chelsea only for him to deliver when called upon by the various Blues manager. In his first season as Chelsea manager,Frank Lampard opted for English striker Tammy Abraham ahead of France national team player Olivier Giroudbut he had to turn to the latter when Chelsea were finding it hard to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season. In the end, the Blues were able to achieve their Champions League target under Frank Lampard with the goals from Olivier Giroud. A similar thing has happened to Thomas Tuchel, who didn’t turn to Olivier Giroud upon his arrival at Chelsea last month as the replacement for the sacked Frank Lampard. Thomas TuchelfavouredTimo Werner and Tammy Abraham ahead of France striker Olivier Giroud as his lone central striker in the opening weeks of his reign as the Chelsea manager. He turned to Giroud when it mattered most in the Champions League and he was rewarded with a fantastic contribution.


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PSG LOOKING TO TIE DOWN MBAPPÉ, NEYMAR TO NEW CONTRACTS

According to multiple reports coming from various France news media outlets, Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain are very much interested in trying their two-star players KylianMbappé and Neymar to new contracts in a bid to finally put rumors surrounding their future to rest. The reports claim that while there have been some impressive progress bout talks with Brazilian superstar Neymar, the same thing can’t be said about France winger Mbappé.


Neymar is said to be close to agreeing a new four-year deal at the club, something the PSG fans would love to hear as they have been made to sweat over the future of one of their highly rated stars. In the past few transfer windows, the former Barcelona man has been strongly linked with a return to the Catalan giants and he has also revealed his desire to seal a sensational reunion with Lionel Messi at the Spanish capital after reportedly growing dissatisfied with life at the Parc des Princes in recent months. more

ARSENAL DEFENDER JOINS NICE ON LOAN

France centre back William Saliba has left Arsenal to sign for OGC Nice on loan for the rest of the season. William Saliba had to return to his native France after failing to convince Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta that he’s ready to play first team football for the Gunners. The 19-year-old didn’t make a single appearance for Arsenal in the first half of the season though he was not registered for Europa League football. The young France central defender was registered for the Premier League, but he didn’t make the list for the Europa League.


William Saliba was hailed as one of the best young centre backs in France when Arsenal paid £27m to sign him from Saint Etienne in the French Ligue 1 almost two years ago before spending the following season on loan at the same club. When Arsenal signed the France junior international in the summer of 2019, sending him back to Saint Etienne for the 2019/20 campaign was one of the conditions that the Gunners had to fulfil to sign the player.
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LYON RUN UNDER THREAT FROM PSG

Lyon are the form team in the top flight league in France after a run of four straight wins but that would be on the line when they travel to Paris to take on Champions League finalists and league holders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the standout fixture of week 14 in the French Ligue 1. Lyon have benefitted from playing fewer games in the last two months as they are not one of the teams representing France in either the Champions League or the Europa League.


Ahead of the clash with PSG at the Parc des Princes this weekend, Lyon have won their last four games in the topflight league in France and that has taken them to within two points of their next opponents who are the league leaders. more

FRANCE HANDS MARCUS THURAM HIS FIRST NATIONAL CALL-UP

 

France has handed Borussia Monchengladbach youngster Marcus Thuram (the son of World Cup winner Lilian) his first call-up to the senior national France squad as Didier Deschamps also includes Kylian Mbappe despite the star having an injury that could take him out for some weeks.


Didier Deschamps, the French coach, who won the 1998 World Cup with Marcus’ father, has seen the player rise through to the ranks with the France national team and has now given him his first senior call-up. Thuram, aged 23, has been impressive for Borussia Monchengladbach this season, playing in both the Champions League and Bundesliga.
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Griezmann Needs To Win Over Barca Fans With His Performance

 

French footballer Antonio Griezmann is having difficulties at the game andthe current season for him at Barcelona was tough. Even though he had interests from Premier League and PSG, he decided to stay at Spain and he believes that in next season he will be able to retain back his form and will be able to play as he did in Atletico Madrid. He was not included on the team in the match Athletic Bilbao.


Griezmann was brought to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid on a five-year contract for €120 million. But he has failed to perform at Barcelona to bring out the performance he had at Atletico.
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Mbappe Should Look Out For a Competitive League, Says Luka Modric

 

Croatian footballer Luka Modric has said that Kylian Mbappe should leave Ligue 1 if he wants to bring out the best game in him. He caught the attention of the clubs while playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018 and was transferred to PSG from AS Monaco for a large amount of transfer fee.

Kylian Mbappe has grown to be one of the best forwards of football. With his performance at the 2018 World Cup, everyone has praised him to be the new star of football. In PSG, he has found his own place even amid the presence of players like Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
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Rio Ferdinand sends advice to Paul Pogba on his future

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has advised midfielder Paul Pogba to clear doubts regarding his future with the Red Devils. The France international has been injured for most of the current campaign and he has been restricted to only seven appearances in the Premier League – out of which only five have been starts.


Despite his reduced involvement, there has been much speculation regarding his future with super-agent Mino Raiola confirming that he has spoken with Juventus over his client’s situation. Speaking to Sky Sports, Ferdinand said that he is a fond admirer of Pogba and he has a good talking relationship with the 27-year-old.
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Barcelona star Luis Suarez approves Lautaro Martinez approach

Barcelona star Luis Suarez has said that he is open to the prospect of Lautaro Martinez making the move to the Camp Nou this summer. The Argentine has already netted 16 goals in his second season with Inter Milan and reports have claimed that the Blaugrana are looking to trigger the £96m release clause on his contract.

Speaking to RAC1, Suarez acknowledged that Martinez is a very talented striker, having adapted to the demands of Italian football. He added that the Argentine can’t make the decision to join the Blaugrana but he would personally prefer the club to sign a young striker, who can succeed him in the long-term.

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