Leonardo claims there is ‘place reserved’ for Lionel Messi at PSG

Leonardo claims there is 'place reserved' for Lionel Messi at PSG

PSG sporting director Leonardo has fuelled speculation over Lionel Messi's next move, claiming that the Argentine will 'always' be on his club's list of targets. Messi, famously, has just six months left on his current deal in Catalonia. After doing everything he could to force a move in pre-season, he has given little concrete indication that he will stay beyond 2020/21. Barcelona's presidential elections in March may yet have an impact on his future, but speculation has been rife over where he could go should he leave. Manchester City and Inter have been regularly linked, as has a sensational move to MLS, where David Beckham has distant ambitions of bringing him to Inter Miami. Among the handful of clubs on the planet who

Memphis Depay in no rush to seal Barcelona transfer

Memphis Depay in no rush to seal Barcelona transfer

Lyon forward Memphis Depay has admitted that he has not ruled out staying with the French side until the end of the season. The Dutchman came close to joining Barcelona last summer and is still near the top of Barca boss Ronald Koeman's wish list. Koeman hopes to reunite with Depay  Having entered the final six months of his contract, it has been suggested that Lyon would look to offload Depay for whatever money they could find now instead of letting him leave for free, but the 26-year-old is in no rush to leave. 'I'm happy here," he told Canal+. "We have a great team, I really like the president, we'll see what happens. "The president and I know what has happened in the last

Mauricio Pochettino ‘optimistic’ of Dele Alli reunion at PSG

Mauricio Pochettino 'optimistic' of Dele Alli reunion at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are confident that they will finally be able to get a loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli over the line this month. After seeing Dele tumble down the pecking order earlier in the year, PSG pushed to sign the Englishman during the summer, only to see their advances met with fierce resistance from Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. PSG failed with three bids in the summer  Since then, however, the midfielder's situation has not improved. He is yet to see his second Premier League start of the season and has played just eight minutes of football in the competition since early October. For months, PSG have been tipped to reignite their pursuit of Dele, and the arrival of former Spurs boss

Thiago Silva on Thomas Tuchel’s sacking at PSG: “It was foreseeable.”

Thiago Silva on Thomas Tuchel’s sacking at PSG: “It was foreseeable.”

Speaking to RMC following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, Thiago Silva was asked to comment on the recent sacking of Thomas Tuchel at PSG. “It is difficult but it was foreseeable that things were going to head that way. Not now, but having been on the inside, we knew that there were situations that were going to need to be changed. In my opinion, Leonardo took control of the situation, he made his choice. We don’t know if it was good, it was not at all for Tuchel and his staff. This change was not expected at this moment.” “Mauricio Pochettino did good work with Tottenham, I think he is arriving very motivated, 20 years after having played for PSG. He knows the

Mauricio Pochettino’s first training session with PSG: “Stop laughing. Training!”

Mauricio Pochettino’s first training session with PSG: “Stop laughing. Training!”

Le Parisien report that Mauricio Pochettino was quick to enforce his personality during PSG’s first training session under his orders on Sunday. “Stop laughing. Training!” he exclaimed at 16:45 local time, wearing a full PSG tracksuit. He stood slightly away from proceedings to better observe his new players. “Are you tired?” he asked after physical exercises which included a series of shuttle runs, in a session run by his son, Sebastiano. Sebastiano, who studied at the Paris-Saclay and therefore speaks French, was in charge of the first part of the 45 minute session and was also imposing his personality on the 16 players that took part in the session: “Pick up the tempo in terms of speed in the shuttles,” then “push

Mauricio Pochettino will arrive in Paris today

Mauricio Pochettino will arrive in Paris today

RMC Sport report that Mauricio Pochettino will arrive in Paris today alongside his new coaching staff. He is expected to be confirmed as the new manager of PSG this weekend, before training begins again on Sunday. The former Tottenham coach chose to celebrate the festive season in London before returning to the world of football management for the first time since his sacking in November 2019 by Spurs. Pochettino’s first game will be overseeing Les Parisiens on Wednesday against St Étienne.

PSG monitoring Hugo Lloris as Tottenham consider two potential replacements

PSG monitoring Hugo Lloris as Tottenham consider two potential replacements

Tottenham are said to be in a fight to keep hold of Hugo Lloris, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to make the France keeper one of his early signings when he takes the reins at Paris Saint-Germain. It is claimed Spurs would turn to either Manchester United's Dean Henderson of West Brom's Sam Johnstone as they look for a homegrown alternative to their experienced stopper, were he to leave. Former Spurs boss Pochettino, a PSG captain as a player, is widely expected to replace Thomas Tuchel in the early stages of 2021, and reports have spread like wildfire suggesting Tottenham players of past and present are queuing up for a reunion with the Argentine. Dele Alli has been heavily linked with a loan move

5 Moves PSG Need to Make in the January Transfer Window

5 Moves PSG Need to Make in the January Transfer Window

Well, we can hardly say it was a surprise. Despite reaching the Champions League final just four months ago, Paris Saint-Germain have parted ways with Thomas Tuchel after an underwhelming start to the 2020/21 campaign. The German boss' departure comes just days before the January transfer window, which begs the question: how will this impact their transfer strategy? Far gone are the days where a manager had complete control of the incomings and outgoings at a club, so the plans will already be laid, though the new man will undoubtedly bring with him his own ideas. Regardless of who comes through the door at Parc des Princes – and let's say we think it'll be Mauricio Pochettino – we've listed some of the

Mauricio Pochettino to PSG Makes Sense for So Many People

Mauricio Pochettino to PSG Makes Sense for So Many People

Paris Saint-Germain are obviously in a giving mood this Christmas as they're expected to give manager Thomas Tuchel - who led them to the Champions League final last season - a pink slip; how kind. According to various reports, PSG have opted to call time on Tuchel's tenure at the Parc des Princes after an underwhelming start to the season, and they are already lining up former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as his replacement. It's a hugely surprising move, but at the same time, it all makes so much sense. Pochettino in Paris could be fascinating  Let's start with the obvious one: Pochettino is an outstanding manager who has been out of work for over a year and is facing even more time at

PSG will owe Thomas Tuchel & staff €7m in indemnities following sacking

PSG will owe Thomas Tuchel & staff €7m in indemnities following sacking

Le Parisien report that Ligue 1 leaders PSG owe will German manager Thomas Tuchel and his staff €7m in indemnities following their decision to sack the coach, who had about 6 months remaining on his contract. This decision is financially costly, especially as the club already suffered losses of €115m last season owing to the pandemic and difficult economic context. In private, Sporting Director Leonardo was not hiding his distaste for Tuchel and their differing opinions on the transfer window. Alongside Tuchel, a part of the coaching staff will also quit PSG, including assistants Zsolt Löw and Arno Michels, as well as fitness coach Rainer Schrey. Others could follow, depending on Mauricio Pochettino’s demands, who will become the club’s new manager. The overall cost