Valencia fullback on PSG radar
PSG are eyeing Valencia fullback Jose Luis Gaya. According to RadioEsport, the Paris club have posted scout Sylvain N'Diaye to watch Gaya in recent weeks. PSG chief Patrick Kluivert is in the market for a new defender as veteran Maxwell will leave when his contract expires in June. The La Liga side will be reluctant to sell Gaya, particularly after losing Paco Alcacer in August, nevertheless PSG do have the spending power to tempt Los Che into a sale. Luis Gaya has made 21 appearances during this season.
Marquinhos is ready to commit his future to PSG
According to Yahoo Sport, Marquinhos is set to sign a new contract to 2021 with the Parisian club. The 22-year-old defender was a summer target for Barcelona and his decision to remain at the side who thumped them 4-0 in the Champions League will no doubt add insult to injury for the Catalans. The Brazilian joined for £26m from Roma in 2013 and also attracted interest from Chelsea. To recall, Marquinhos has made 30 appearances during this season.
Sacchi: The Barcelona King is dead
Former Italia national team manager Arrigo Sacchi shared his opinion on the recent Champions League round of 16 clashes. The specialist is sure Barcelona defeat against PSG (4-0) is not a coincidence, and it just was signifying the beginning of Barcelona end. “The Barcelona King is dead,” Sacchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “There is another sovereign who continues to impose his rule, Real Madrid, but also space for a newcomer to slip on to the throne. “I see Juventus perfectly suited for that role. They are improving and, at the moment, are the favourites along with Real Madrid to take the trophy," the Italian added.
Busquets not optimistic about PSG tie outcome
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is not optimistic about their future in Champions League. The Spanish international spoke to the media after their harsh defeat against PSG in the first leg match of the Champions league round of 16. "PSG were the better side. The result may be hard to accept, but this is football. It's not a matter of spirit, they were just pressing better, were better in positioning and tactical game and completed their plan for the match. We didn't expect such a result, but this kind of things happen in football. We hope to fight back the difference, at least we will try to do it. However, I wouldn't lie, it would be very hard to complete a comeback," Busquets said.
PSG trash Barcelona 4-0 to secure massive advantage
Paris-Saint Germain made a heroic performance against Barcelona at Parc de Princes. Unai Emery's men managed to trash the renown Catalan side and literally decide the outcome of the duel. PSG started with passion and energy, creating numerous chances in front of Ter Stegen's goal. And finally, their efforts were paid off in the 18th minute. Angel Di Maria scored an amazing goal from a set piece, making the best present to his birthday. Ter Stegen was helpless and didn't even move. PSG didn't surrender and park a bus, but they kept on pushing forward, and Julian Draxler extended the French side's lead in the 40th minute. He received Verratti's well-taken pass and easily beat Ter Stegen in the all-German duel. Angel Di Maria didn't say his last word yet. The best Argentine on the pitch during the game managed to put another excellent shot right into the top left corner, making PSG's lead frightening. And finally, the other man who celebrated his birthday, Edinson Cavani, put the cherry on the cake with his powerful shot. 4-0 and a huge victory for PSG. They almost secured their place in the quarters and now need to stand their advantage at Camp Nou.
Transfer rumors: February 12
We have collected some transfer rumors that were published today in different corners of Europe. Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City in the summer, with Inter, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid at the head of the queue to sign him. (Mundo Deportivo) Juventus manager Max Allegri believes he can keep the Old Lady at the top of Serie A if he brings in Alexis Sanchez and Marco Verratti in the summer. (Corriere dello Sport) AC Milan want to bring Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to the San Siro. (Tuttosport) Monaco wonder kid Kylian Mbappe, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, says he is enjoying playing with the Ligue 1 club and learn from players like Radamel Falcao. (RMC Sport) Former Chelsea and QPR full-back Jose Bosingwa could join Barcelona on a short-term contract to solve their issues at right-back. (A Bola)
Top 10 Player–Rivals in Football
Football mostly builds good relationships, but sometimes it also creates an even greater rivalry between the players: We have identified 10 of the hottest conflicts between the players. Diego Costa- Laurent Koscielny Rivals since 2015 Actually, many players in the APL cannot stand the Spaniard, but he has a special rivalry with Laurent. During games with Arsenal, Costa always incites him by blowing or slapping on the face. The Frenchman was mad about it and said, “Costa’s aim is not playing, but rather making defenders crazy”. Costa’s poor behavior cost Arsenal a few points. After that, Laurent got mad and decided to take revenge. He finally accepted Costa’s rules. Hence, Laurent began hitting the opponent with feet and ignored Costa’s anger. The latter lost control over himself, and that resulted in Chelsea losing points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrwZa0xp6wI
Draxler wants to see Ozil at PSG
Julian Draxler wants to see Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil leave the London-based club and join him at PSG. In an interview with BeinSports, Draxler said: "There is one fellow Germany international I would like to see here; Mesut Ozil. "I do not know why there have been so few (Germans leave the Bundesliga). It remains very attractive to Germans. "I chose to come here to have an experience abroad. Would I advise other Germans to come to Ligue 1? Without a doubt, yes I would." Draxler and Ozil are teammates in Germany national team and are friends both on and off the pitch.
Marco Verratti open to Italy move
The agent of PSG midfielder Marco Verratti says he could move to Italy. “How much does he cost? It's difficult, it'd take a lot of gold bullion," Donato Di Campli told Premium Sport. “So much… and even then it won't be enough. I think that he doesn't have a price because PSG don't want to sell him. Marco has a contract until 2021 and he wants to respect it, winning the League and the Champions League. I've always said that he'll return to Italy one day, the Parisians and PSG are hoping to keep him for as long as possible. I can't say when, but it will happen one day. “Juventus? We've honestly never talked about it. Clearly everyone associates me with Marco, and they thought Juve were doing the Orsolini deal to lay the groundwork."
Las Palmas sign Jese Rodriguez from PSG
Las Palmas has made two significant signings in the last days of the transfer window. First, they have managed to seal the deal for former Barcelona man Alen Halilovic. And now the Canary Islands side announced Jese Rodriguez's signing from PSG. Jesé, cedido por el PSG a la UD Las Palmas. https://t.co/xVtrOJ7WYd ¡#BienvenidoJesé! pic.twitter.com/oSksVfwVTX — UD Las Palmas (@UDLP_Oficial) January 31, 2017 Former Real Madrid has signed a loan deal until June 30, and as announced by the club, the player's desire was fundamental to complete the transfer. To recall, Jese moved to PSG last summer for a fee of 25 m euros but failed to impress in Paris.