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Transfer: Drama Looms As Mbappe Tells PSG He’ll Not Leave Club Under Any Circumstances

Kylian Mbappe, the world-famous Paris Saint-Germain forward, has told the Parisians he will not leave the club.

 

He said he will not leave the club under any circumstances this summer, Sky Sports News reports.

Mbappe feels let down by PSG’s transfer policy amid reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

The France captain will be frozen out of PSG’s squad and will not play for the club until his contract runs out next season.

Meanwhile, PSG is planning for life without Mbappe.

The French Ligue 1 champions also want to set a precedent and send a message to all players, regardless of who they are, that no one is bigger than the club.

Mbappe was recently left out of PSG’s squad for their pre-season as he has so far refused to sign a new contract with the club.

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Napoli President Sets €200m Price Tag On Osimhen, Says Only PSG Can Afford Him

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has placed a price-tag on Victor Osimhen.
According to him, the only club that can afford Osimhen is Paris Saint-Germain.
According to him, Osimhen’s price is 200 million euros.
The striker is in negotiations to extend his contract and so far the Partenopei are resisting the idea of a release clause.
“The only club that can afford to take Osimhen away from us is Paris Saint-Germain,” De Laurentiis told Sport Mediaset.
“So if Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants to take out 200 or so, then we will wait and evaluate.”
It is reported no clubs have been prepared to go over €100m so far, especially a concern because the asking price was believed to be in the region of €150m.
This evening, De Laurentiis revealed it is even higher than that and this is why he is confident the Nigeria international will remain this season.
The €200m price-tag would make Osimhen one of the most expensive signings of all time, but would be one of the options if Kylian Mbappe were to leave.
Still only 24 years of age, the Nigerian was Capocannoniere last term with 26 goals in 32 Serie A appearances and helped Napoli win their first title in 33 years.
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Paris Saint-Germain Give Kylian Mbappe Two-Week Ultimatum To Sign New Contract

PSG has given Kylian Mbappe ultimatum to sign a new contract.
According to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe must sign a new contract if he wants to stay at club.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said the club will not allow the superstar France striker to walk away on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.
Mbappe, who has long been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid in recent years, recently told the club he will not be triggering the one-year extension in his contract.
That means the top goalscorer at the 2022 World Cup will be a free agent next summer unless PSG cash in on his services.
Speaking at a press conference to introduce Luis Enrique as the club’s new manager following the sacking of Christophe Galtier, said: that they “want Mbappe to stay” but he “can’t leave for free”.
 
“We want him to stay but he can’t leave for free,” Al-Khelaifi told reporters.
“It was our oral agreement and he had expressed it publicly in an interview. So it’s not debatable. And I was really shocked to learn that he intended to leave for free.
“It’s very disappointing because Kylian is a fantastic boy, a real gentleman, and leaving for free, weakening the biggest French club, it’s not him. When I received this information, I was shocked and disappointed.”
Al-Khelaifi later added: “That’s why he has to decide next week, or at most in two weeks. And if he doesn’t want to sign a new contract, the door is open. It’s like that for him and for everyone else. No one is bigger than the club, no player, not even me. It’s very clear.”
Mbappe, who has scored 212 goals in 260 appearances for PSG rejected a transfer to Madrid last summer  before signing a new deal with PSG, which was initially announced as a three-year contract but which subsequently emerged as a two-year agreement to 2024, with an option of a third year, which he is now refusing to take up.
L’Equipe reporter Loic Tanzi recently indicated that Real Madrid, Liverpool and Man Utd are potential next destinations for Mbappe.
“They have to open the door (to a transfer this summer). In my understanding he will leave because he doesn’t want to renew and his position won’t change and I think PSG’s position won’t change so I think they will open the door (to a transfer) before the end of the market,” Tanzi told BBC World Service.
“The more complicated thing now is to find an agreement with Real Madrid because PSG won’t want to do any gifts to Real and the Spanish club will try for a low price because they will say they don’t want to pay a big amount of money for a player who is out of contract in a year.
 
“I think he wants to go to Real Madrid, but Liverpool is also there for many years as well. They kept contact with the family for many years. And I would add Manchester United because they will have a new project soon under new owners.
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He Doesn’t Want Morning Training – Rothen Slams Messi’s Behaviour At PSG

Jerome Rothen, a former Paris Saint-Germain winger, has talked about Lionel Messi.

He slammed Lionel Messi’s behaviour at the French Ligue 1 champions.

Messi’s time at PSG came to an end last weekend as the Argentine played his final game for the Parisians against Clermont Foot.

The Argentina World Cup winner will be joining MLS side Inter Miami as a free agent upon the expiration of his contract with PSG.

However, Rothen has now criticized Messi for not wanting to adapt during his time at PSG, stating that he didn’t want to train in the morning.

“We got wind of a lot of things. We mopped up all that because it wasn’t the time to talk about it. Remember the day he left training? The club had covered it all up, saying it was a small calf injury. It was all wrong, absolutely wrong. The reason? Monsieur was fed up with this that was offered to him in training,” Rothen said (via RMC Sport).

“It was certainly a day when his children were suffering in my opinion… (ironic) He was not well in his head, so he left training. He went back to the locker room, he took a shower, he left. It shows how much he respected his coach and his teammates.

“He very often wanted to change the pace of training. He did not want to train in the morning. He told the staff on several occasions that training in the morning is not good. That you have to train in the afternoon. Fortunately, the staff did not give up. This shows that he wanted to change certain things and that he did not want to adapt.”

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Lionel Messi Releases Video, Apologises For Saudi Arabia Trip That Led To PSG Suspension

World-famous football icon, Lionel Messi has issued a public apology to his Paris Saint-Germain.

He apologized to the club and teammates for his unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia.

Recall that his club, PSG slammed the suspension on the Argentine super star for missing training on Monday and proceeding to Saudi Arabia for the paid event.

The contract of the seven-time Ballon D’Or winner expires at the end of the season with speculations rife he may make a sensational return to the club of his life Barcelona.

Breaking his silence after the club slammed the suspension on him, Messi in a statement on his Instagram page said he went on the trip thinking there was a day-off.

He however apologised to his teammates and the club, stating he was open to it’s decision on the development.

The Argentine super star said: “I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always.

“I had this trip organised and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already cancelled it before…”

“I apologise to my teammates and I’m waiting for what the club wants to do with me”.

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Lionel Messi Bigger Than You, Be Grateful He Agreed To Wear Your Shirt – Soria Blasts PSG

French football giants, Paris Saint-Germain has come under heavy criticism.

They came under fire for suspending their superstar, Lionel Messi.

Cristobal Soria, a popular Spanish journalist has launched a scathing attack on the French Ligue1 giants after the club suspended the superstar for travelling to Saudi Arabia unauthorised.

Soria said the Ligue1 champions should be thankful that a player like Messi even agreed to wear their shirt.

The Argentina superstar and World Cup winner grabbed headlines after travelling to Saudi Arabia, the country to which he is an ambassador.

He made the trip hours after PSG’s defeat to Lorient despite being required to report for training the next day, Monday.

For this reason, the French side decided to suspend the player for two weeks and banned him from using the club’s training facilities.

El Chiringuito journalist Soria, said, “One-half of Lionel Messi has more history and importance than all of PSG put together.

“Punish him? But what did you believe? PSG should be forever grateful that Messi wore their shirt and defended their crest.”

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Video Shows Angry PSG Fans Protesting Against Neymar And Messi

Paris Saint-Germain fans have protested against Lionel Messi and Neymar forcing the club to order extra security at the club’s training ground.
It was gathered that the fans stormed the home of Neymar to protest on Wednesday.
The also gathered outside club headquarters on Wednesday evening where they set off smoke flares and sang hostile chants against Messi, Italian midfielder Marco Verratti was not spared.
Some of them, dressed in black, then travelled to Neymar’s home in a wealthy suburb west of Paris where they chanted “Neymar, get lost”.
 
“Paris Saint-Germain condemns in the strongest possible terms the unacceptable and insulting actions of a small group of individuals,” a club statement said on Wednesday evening.
 
“Whatever the differences of opinion, nothing justifies such behaviour.”
Neymar, who has been plagued by injuries at PSG and is out until the end of the season, reacted by writing on Instagram: “Don’t let people put you in their storm. Put them in your peace.”
The club decided to boost security at its training ground and outside the homes of the players singled out during the protests, two sources told AFP, asking not to be named.
Some of the fans had indicated “they wanted to do the same thing every evening,” one of the sources said.
The protesters left “calmly, several minutes after their arrival” without any clashes with police, the source added.
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PSG Suspend Messi For Two Weeks

Lionel Messi has been suspended by Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
The French Ligue 1 side suspended Messi for allegedly embarking on an unapproved trip to Saudi Arabia.
Messi, who has an ambassadorial role with the oil-rich Arabian country, was said to have been there on commercial duties.
The suspension comes on the back of poor performances by the French capital club’s players, including Messi, who featured in an embarrassing 3-1 loss to Lorient on Sunday.
According to BBC, despite the fact that the club’s hierarchy did not approve the trip, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner left France for Saudi Arabia.
The decision has landed the 35-year-old forward a two-week ban.
The Barcelona and Argentina legend is set to miss matches against Troyes and Ajaccio.
Messi, who joined the club two years ago, is coming to the expiration of his two-year contract in June, and there are indications the World Cup winner will not sign an extension.
He has scored 31 goals and secured 34 assists in 71 matches for the Paris club.
He could win the French League title with PSG who have a five-point lead at the top of the league with five matches left to play.
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It’s Not Kylian Saint-Germain – Mbappe Slams PSG Over Video Without Messi, Neymar

Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, has slammed his club.

He hit out at the club after they released a video to promote season ticket sales.

Mbappe insists the Ligue 1 club shot the video without informing him how the interview would be used.

The video released on Wednesday features snippets from an interview with the France international.

It does not feature other big names at PSG like Lionel Messi and Neymar and links to the ticketing section on PSG’s website.

“I’ve just taken part in the season ticketing campaign of the club for 2023-24.

“At no moment was I informed of the content of the interview… It looked like a basic interview at a club marketing day.

“I do not agree with the video that was published. This is why I am fighting for individual image rights. PSG is a great club and a great family, but it is certainly not Kylian Saint-Germain,” Mbappe said on social media.

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Barcelona Confirm Talks To Re-sign Lionel Messi From Paris Saint Germain

Spanish Football club, Barcelona has confirmed it is making plans to re-sign Lionel Messi.
Barca vice president, Rafa Yuste confirmed that the club contacted Messi about a possible return to the club this summer.
The Argentine superstar famously left Barca in tears in 2021. He then joined Paris Saint Germain as a free agent and signed a two-year contract which expires on June 30.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s deal at the Parc des Princes came with the option of an additional year that Messi has thus far been reluctant to take up.
Mundo Deportivo has reported on Friday that PSG are willing to offer Messi “more money and more years” than just the additional “plus one”.
On Thursday, French sports outlet L’Equipe reported that Messi currently takes home €3.375 million ($3.7 million) a month from the Ligue 1 giants, which puts him third behind teammates Neymar in second and leader Kylian Mbappe.
Speaking earlier today in Spain, Yustewhile holding a press conference, confirmed his club’s interest in re-signing Messi.
“Leo [Messi] and his family know the affection I have for them. I participated in the negotiations that unfortunately did not lead to a successful conclusion,” Yuste began, reminiscing about the Argentine’s exit.
“I have the thorn in my side that Leo could not continue in our club. If we are talking about La Masia and grassroots football, we are talking about Messi.
 
“Of course I would love for him to come back, for what it could represent at a sporting, social and economic level. We are in contact with them, yes,” Yuste confirmed.