Paris Saint-Germain Wiretap

Barcelona Could Afford To Bring Back Lionel Messi In 2023

Sep 28, 2022 11:57 AM

Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu has said Lionel Messi's return to the club as a player would be financially possible next summer.

Messi will be a free agent next summer after his two-year deal with PSG expires. 

"It would be possible financially because if he returned, it would be as a free agent," Romeu told Catalunya Radio on Wednesday when asked whether the club could afford to bring Messi back.

"But it's a decision which has to be made by the coaching staff and the player. It doesn't correspond to me [to make those decisions], but it would be viable."

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PSG In Talks With Marcus Rashford

Aug 11, 2022 3:37 PM

Paris Saint-Germain are in talks to sign Marcus Rashford from Manchester United.

Rashford has one year left on his contract at United with an option for another season that the club alone can trigger, meaning in effect, he has two years remaining.

PSG have yet to broach talks with United directly. 

New manager Christophe Galtier said at a news conference Thursday that he needed another forward, to add to Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Hugo Ekitike and Pablo Sarabia, and that the club were working on a player who could play wide or as a No. 9.

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PSG Fires Mauricio Pochettino, Hires Christophe Galtier As Replacement

Jul 5, 2022 1:41 PM

Paris Saint-Germain has fired Mauricio Pochettino as manager and hired Christophe Galtier on a two-year deal as his replacement. 

"When you're here [at the Parc des Princes], you feel the expectations," said Galtier, who is PSG's first French coach since Laurent Blanc in 2013-16.

"I appreciate the responsibility that I have so that PSG can have a great season. I have been getting ready for it. If I have accepted his job, it is because I am capable of it. But we have to do it all together."

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Mohamed Salah Confirms He'll Stay At Liverpool

May 25, 2022 10:37 AM

Mohamed Salah has confirmed he will not leave Liverpool this summer. Salah's contract expires at the end of next season, which has put into question his future.

Salah has been linked with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

"I am just focused on the team and don't want to talk about my contract," Salah said at Liverpool's pre-Champions League media conference. "But I am staying next season for sure, that's for sure.

"In my mind, I don't focus about the contract at the moment. I don't want to be selfish. I said two months ago, it's all about the team now.

"It's a really important week for us, so I am just focused on the team. I want to win the Champions League again."

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Kylian Mbappe Held Brief Contract Talks With Liverpool

May 24, 2022 1:45 PM

Kylian Mbappe had discussions with Liverpool before he decided to extend with Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe had previously only been seriously linked with Real Madrid. 

Jurgen Klopp said earlier this month that Liverpool were interested in Mbappe and the player said there had been some contact.

"We talked a little bit, but not too much," Mbappe told the Daily Telegraph. "I talked to Liverpool because it's the favorite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool. I don't know why, you will have to ask her.

"It's a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It's a big club. Of course, it was between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the end."

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Kylian Mbappe To Net $61M Per Season On New Deal With PSG

May 23, 2022 1:52 PM

Kylian Mbappe's contract with Paris Saint-Germain is the richest in soccer, signing a three-year contract that will net him €57 million ($61 million) per season.

Various bonuses could potentially made the deal worth €300 million over three years. 

PSG also gave Mbappe the ability to help influence who is the manager, sporting director and probably players. 

Mbappe didn't want to work with Leonardo anymore, and on Saturday night, only a few hours after the official announcement of the forward's extension, PSG told the sporting director he was sacked. 

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Kylian Mbappe: My Decision Based On PSG's 'Sporting Project'

May 23, 2022 1:48 PM

Kylian Mbappe said Paris Saint-Germain's "sporting project" rather than financial considerations convinced him not to join Real Madrid.

Mbappe will sign a three-year extension and left the door open on a potential departure in 2025.

"Everybody knows I wanted to leave last year. But things are different now, in sporting terms and personally," Mbappe said. "Leaving my country wasn't the right thing. There's a sentimental aspect to this, and the sporting project has changed as well. ... We spoke for months about the sporting project, and we spoke about money for just a few minutes."

Mbappe reached out to Florentino Perez on Saturday.

"I made my decision last week," Mbappe said. "I spoke to Florentino Perez. I have a lot of respect for him and for Real Madrid. They did everything to bring me there and make me happy, so I thank them for that."

When asked Monday whether he expected to remain at the club beyond 2025, Mbappe refused to rule out a move away.

"Something I've learnt in football is you should look ahead, but not too far ahead," he said. "A year ago I didn't think I'd be sitting here, and now I've signed a new contract. ... I'm focusing on this new project. I don't know what will happen in the future. I don't know where I'll be in three years."

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Kylian Mbappe Rejects Real Madrid, Signs Three-Year Deal With PSG

May 21, 2022 4:05 PM

Kylian Mbappe has decided against signing with Real Madrid and instead has agreed to a three-year extension with Paris Saint-Germain.

Real Madrid had been confident of their chances of signing Mbappe on a free transfer.

"I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted," Mbappe said in a statement.

"I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level. I am also delighted to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, where I have grown up and where I have made my name.

"I would like to thank the President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, for his trust, his understanding and his patience. I would also like to thank all the fans of Paris Saint-Germain, both in France and around the world, for their support, especially in recent months. Together, side by side and ambitious, we will make magic in Paris."

PSG sporting director Leonardo could leave the club as a consequence of the deal, with Mbappe preferring the former Monaco and Lille executive Luis Campos as a replacement, while Pochettino's future was also in doubt.

Madrid's transfer strategy has been built around their pursuit of Mbappe in recent years, and they will now plan for life without him. 

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Kylian Mbappe's Decision Causing Confusion At Real Madrid, PSG

May 20, 2022 12:18 PM

Kylian Mbappe will announce a decision over the weekend, but there is uncertainty causing "nervousness and confusion" with Real Madrid over his intentions.

There is now "pessimism" from Real Madrid on a potential deal while Paris Saint-Germain feels similarly. 

Mbappe gave the okay for a move to Real Madrid months ago, but the club doesn't understand his behavior over the past two weeks. 

The club is nervous at this late stage because they have not received confirmatio

n that Mbappe intends to formally accept their offer or stay in Paris.

Speaking to Kora Plus on Friday, Mbappe's mother Fayza Lamari confirmed that the player has agreed terms with both clubs.

"We will not have new meetings to discuss the future of Mbappe, these meetings are over," she said. "Now we have reached an agreement with both Real Madrid and PSG and the discussions are over because now it is Kylian who has to choose.

"The two offers, the one from PSG and the one from Real Madrid, are almost identical. At Real, my son will have control of his image rights. Now we will wait for his decision... The two offers do not differ much and we are waiting for Mbappe to choose what he wants."

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Lionel Messi's Agents Deny Report He'll Be Inter Miami Player-Owner

May 17, 2022 3:35 PM

The agents of Lionel Messi have denied a report that he will acquire a 35 percent equity stake in Inter Miami and then join the MLS club when his Paris Saint-Germain contract ends next year.

Messi owns a condo in Miami Beach and has long been connected with a move to the club.

Messi’s agents told Le Parisien the report “is completely false, Leo has not yet decided on his future. And if Leo Messi has crossed paths with David Beckham in the last few hours, it is only as part of PSG’s stay in Doha where the former English midfielder plays a role as an ambassador for the next World Cup in Qatar.”

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PSG Give Up On Keeping Kylian Mbappe With Real Madrid Signing Close

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Kylian Mbappe 'Almost' Ready To Announce PSG, Real Madrid Decision

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Paul Pogba Prioritizing Move To PSG, Juventus Over City

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Mauricio Pochettino: PSG Fans Judged Lionel Messi Unfairly

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Kylian Mbappe: I Haven't Decided Future

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Lionel Messi Signs $20M Crypto Endorsement Deal

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Neymar, Gianluigi Donnarumma Clash In Dressing Room After Loss

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Neymar Interested In Playing In MLS Before Retiring

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La Liga President: Real Madrid Will Sign Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland

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Kylian Mbappe Remains Undecided On Future

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PSG In Touch With Zinedine Zidane In Case Mauricio Pochettino Leaves

Kylian Mbappe, PSG Hold Positive Extension Talks

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Lionel Messi Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Kylian Mbappe Doesn't Plan To Leave PSG In January

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Lionel Messi Wins Ballon D'Or For 7th Time

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Neymar Out 6-8 Weeks With Ankle Injury

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Mauricio Pochettino Emerges As Manchester United's Top Target

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PSG Reaches Out To Zinedine Zidane About Potential Interest In Job

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Joan Laporta Hints Barcelona Could Bring Back Lionel Messi

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Javier Tebas: Barcelona Could Have Kept Lionel Messi

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