Ligue 1

  • Brandao given sixmonth ban for Thiago Motta headbutt September 19, 2014

    Bastia striker Brandao has been suspended for six months for his postmatch headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta in August, the French soccer league said on Thursday. The Brazilian was handed a provisional fourweek ban the week after the incident but the full case has now been assessed. "Brandao will be...
  • Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina July 27, 2014

    London: Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarterfinals. The 25yearold Ospina is moving to the Premier League club after making 189 Ligue 1 appearances during six years at French side Nice. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Ospina has "good experience and a proven record...
  • Eric Abidal, Ricardo Carvalho sign new deals at Monaco July 3, 2014

    Monaco: Monaco's veteran defenders Eric Abidal and Ricardo Carvalho have signed oneyear contract extensions, keeping them at the Ligue 1 club until 2015. The duo formed a key part of the side that finished runnersup to Paris SaintGermain last season, with Abidal making 26 league appearances and the 36yearold Carvalho missing...
  • Chelsea defender David Luiz set for Paris St Germain move May 24, 2014

    French champions Paris St Germain have agreed terms with Chelsea to sign Brazil defender David Luiz, the clubs said on Friday. "The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination," Premier League club Chelsea said on their website (www.chelseafc.com). British media reported that...
  • Ibrahimovic among greats without playing in best league: Mourinho April 2, 2014

    Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be remembered as one of the game's greatest players despite never gracing the English Premier League which is the world's best, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho, whose team visit the Ligue 1 champions in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, managed...
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic escapes ban for gun gesture October 25, 2013

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic escaped a ban on Thursday for mimicking pointing a gun at the opposition bench in a Ligue 1 game against Toulouse last month. The Sweden striker made the gesture when he was replaced during the match on September 28 but rather than a ban, a...
  • Napoli pursue PSG's Verratti with 'monstrous offer' July 26, 2013

    Rome: Italian football club Napoli has stepped up its pursuit of Marco Verratti with a "monstrous offer", the Paris SaintGermain player's agent said. Donato Di Campi on Thursday said Napoli held talks with PSG and tabled a bid for his client, reports Xinhua. The 20yearold Italian international reportedly wants three million...
  • Sevilla confirm deal to sign PSG's Kevin Gameiro July 26, 2013

    La Liga side Sevilla has confirmed a deal to sign 26yearold French striker Kevin Gameiro from Paris SaintGermain for a fiveyear contract. While the fee was kept under wraps, reports in the Spanish media suggest it could be to the tune of 10 million. A statement on the club's website also...
  • PSG sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani for a record fee July 17, 2013

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to a fiveyear contract for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million). The previous record belonged to Monaco, which recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79...
  • Very close to become new PSG coach: Laurent Blanc June 24, 2013

    Paris: Former France coach Laurent Blanc said on Sunday he was very close to being named the new boss of French champions Paris St Germain. Media had reported that the 47yearold Blanc, who won the French title with Girondins Bordeaux in 2009, had already struck a deal with the Ligue...
  • Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva head Ligue 1 player shortlist May 9, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have been named on a fourman shortlist for the French Ligue 1 player of the year award alongside team mate Blaise Matuidi, the players union UNFP said on Thursday. St Etienne striker PierreEmerick Aubameyang, the league's second topscorer behind Ibrahimovic, is...
  • Joey Barton handed suspended ban for 'ladyboy' tweet May 7, 2013

    Paris: Olympique Marseille midfielder Joey Barton was handed a twogame suspended ban for calling Paris St Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva an "overweight ladyboy" on Twitter, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday. "The National Ethics Committee has handed a twomatch suspended ban to Joey Barton for 'inappropriate comments' after his...
  • PSG not interested in Cavani, says Leonardo April 25, 2013

    Rome: Paris SaintGermain sporting director Leonardo has claimed that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is not a transfer target of the French football club. French media reported on Tuesday that the Ligue 1 leaders had already agreed a deal to sign the Napoli forward, reports Xinhua. Leonardo dismissed those reports on Wednesday insisting...
  • Beckham may make PSG squad for Marseille clash: Ancelotti February 11, 2013

    Paris: David Beckham is likely to feature in the Paris St Germain squad for the first time when the Ligue 1 leaders take on arch rivals Olympique Marseille on February 24, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Former England captain Beckham joined as a free agent last month but has to...
  • PSG, Milan reach agreement to sign Ibrahimovic July 18, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to join the Ligue 1 club. The Sweden international's agent has spent the last few days in the French capital trying to work out a transfer after the Rossoneri agreed to sell the 30yearold and...
  • Hazard finally decides, set to join Chelsea May 30, 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 22, 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...
  • Ancelotti keen on Tevez as PSG begin talks January 19, 2012

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, although the clubs have yet to reach an agreement. After missing out on signing David Beckham from the Los Angeles Galaxy and striker Alexandre Pato from AC Milan, bigspending PSG are still in the market for a...
  • 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...
  • Beckham deal with PSG not yet done December 21, 2011

    London: David Beckham is not yet a Paris SaintGermain player, with French reports that a deal has been completed being described as "premature" by his management company. The 36yearold former England captain has been in talks with the French capital club, but could still accept an offer to stay at the...