FRENCH LEAGUE

  • Watch: PSG's Thiago Motta attacked with a headbutt August 17, 2014

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain President Nasser AlKhelaifi wants Brandao to be banned for life after the Bastia striker headbutted Thiago Motta at the end of a French league match on Saturday. After Bastia's 20 loss to PSG, Brandao waited for Thiago Motta in the tunnel and headbutted the midfielder, leaving him with...
  • PSG extend Blanc's contract to 2016 May 8, 2014

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain has extended coach Laurent Blanc's contract to June 2016, a day after he guided the club to a fourth French league title. Blanc was not even the club's first choice to succeed Carlo Ancelotti last summer, but he has outdone his predecessor by leading PSG to a league...
  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy April 20, 2014

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title on...
  • Newcastle agree fee for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis August 3, 2013

    Newcastle: Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Lyon for the services of Bafetimbi Gomis, the French club have confirmed, while their chances of signing Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy also look to have improved. The Magpies have been looking to add a new striker to their squad this summer,...
  • Diego Lugano signs for West Brom from PSG August 3, 2013

    West Bromwich: Uruguay defender Diego Lugano has joined West Bromwich Albion on a twoyear deal from Paris StGermain, reports bbc.co.uk. The 32yearold, who spent part of last season on loan at Malaga, moves to the Baggies on a free transfer. "I am very pleased to join West Bromwich Albion for the next...
  • Leonardo suspended for nine months for pushing referee May 31, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo has been banned for nine months for pushing a referee, the French League (LFP) said on Thursday. Television footage showed Brazilian Leonardo bumping into referee Alexandre Castro with his left shoulder in the Parc des Princes tunnel after PSG drew 11 with Valenciennes in...
  • Dark clouds threaten to rain on PSG victory parade April 29, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain continued their march towards a first French league title since 1994 with a 10 win at Evian Thonon Gaillard on Sunday, yet the mood around the club is one of gloom not glory as their coronation approaches. The victory took PSG nine points clear with four rounds...
  • Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney wanted by Paris Saint-Germain? February 27, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United's determination to keep their star striker Wayne Rooney is likely to be tested this summer, with French giants backed by Quatri openers Paris Saint-Germain giving serious consideration to making move for the England striker. The French league leaders want to sign another star forward to strengthen their attacking...
  • Ibrahimovic will score more than 30 goals Papin September 25, 2012

    Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will become the first player since JeanPierre Papin to score at least 30 goals in a French league season, the former France striker predicted on Tuesday. Swedens Ibrahimovic, who joined Paris St Germain from AC Milan during the close season, has already netted seven goals in the opening...
  • Hazard finally decides, set to join Chelsea May 29, 2012

    Paris: Eden Hazard is set to join European champions Chelsea, who appear to have beaten Premier League winners Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign one of football's brightest young talents. The 21yearold Belgium winger had a brilliant season for Lille, scoring 20 league goals one behind...
  • Liverpool striker Suarez open to PSG switch March 13, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he would be open to a move to Ligue 1 side Paris SaintGermain (PSG). The Uruguayan has recently been linked with a switch to the club, who have significant financial backing, and admitted that he would relish the chance to play with national...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona top soccer's rich list February 9, 2012

    London: Real Madrid and Barcelona are soccer's biggest moneymakers for the third straight year and look set to top their rivals for the foreseeable future. The annual review of soccer finance by Deloitte shows Madrid topping the list for the seventh straight year with revenue of $636.5 million for the year...
  • Deadline day: Top clubs avoid big signings February 1, 2012

    London: European football's January transfer window closed on Tuesday with clubs reining in the lavish spending of recent years in an apparent response to UEFA's strict new financial controls. While 225 million Pounds were spent last January by English clubs alone, barely 50 million Pounds was outlayed by them this month. "It...
  • Midfielder Thiago Motta moves to PSG from Inter February 1, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain continued their spending spree by signing Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta from Inter Milan on Tuesday. PSG said that the 29yearold Motta will be presented at PSG's Parc des Princes stadium on Wednesday. No financial details were given, but reports in France and Italy estimated the transfer at 10 million...
  • Midfielder Hazard set for England move in summer January 30, 2012

    Paris: Eden Hazard is likely to leave French champions Lille this summer and sign with an English club. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal have all reportedly been tracking Hazard, who Lille are resigned to losing the winger next season. "I'll head to England because I think the style of football...
  • Chelsea defender Alex joins French club PSG January 28, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain extended their spending spree by signing Brazilian defender Alex on Friday, taking the French club's outlay this season to nearly 100 million Euros and with another signing still possible before the transfer window shuts. Alex signed a 2year deal to move from Chelsea, with the transfer fee widely...
  • Tevez could join PSG in the summer: Agent January 27, 2012

    Manchester: Kia Joorabchian, the representative of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, has stated that the Argentina international could join Paris SaintGermain at the end of the season if he does not leave his current club in the January transfer window. PSG director Leonardo revealed earlier this week that the Ligue 1...
  • Milan to make Tevez decision on Friday January 27, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has declared the club will decide whether to sign Manchester City's Carlos Tevez or Catania's Maxi Lopez on Friday. The Serie A champions have reached an agreement with Catania for Lopez, but they will only sign the former Barcelona striker if they fail in their...
  • No agreement over Tevez with PSG yet: Agent January 21, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain appear no closer to signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester City, with the player's adviser Kia Joorabchian reportedly saying there is still some way to go before an agreement could be reached. The bigspending French club is desperate to sign a big name after missing out on former England...
  • Kaka denies deal with PSG, plans Madrid stay January 19, 2012

    Madrid: Kaka has denied a newspaper report claiming he has reached an agreement to sign with Paris SaintGerman in January, saying he is committed to Real Madrid. Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday that the Brazil playmaker had agreed to personal terms with the French club after the two...
  • Ancelotti takes over as new PSG manager December 31, 2011

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain took the next step in their quest for European domination by announcing Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach on Friday. Having secured Qatari backing, and spent 82 million Euros on players, PSG's next objective was to recruit a coach of world renown, who will help attract star players...
  • Bordeaux hope to resign Arsenal striker Chamakh November 16, 2011

    London: Girondins Bordeaux are interested in resigning former striker Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal but have not been able to make contact with either club or player, Bordeaux president JeanLouis Triaud said on Tuesday. "In the last two months I have been leaving messages with Marouane. I also left messages with (Arsenal...
  • Lyon look to cap season with historic double May 22, 2008

    Paris: Olympique Lyon look to wrap up a remarkable season with their first domestic double when they face Paris St Germain in the French Cup final on Saturday. Lyon bagged a record seventhconsecutive league title last weekend while PSG escaped relegation in the last round of matches with a 21 win...
  • Vikash Dhorasoo suspended by club September 27, 2006

    Paris: Paris St Germain said on Tuesday they had suspended international midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo after the player publicly challenged coach Guy Lacombe. In an interview published by sports daily L'Equipe last week, Dhorasoo disputed Lacombe's tactics after he was dropped from the professional squad and was sent back to play...