Arsenal ready for Tielemans bargain transfer this summer – Paper Round

Tielemans ready for Arsenal move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is keen on a move to Arsenal, or another club with Champions League football next season. The Daily Mail reports that the 25-year-old Belgian international is preparing to move on as his contract is a year from expiring, meaning he can negotiate a free transfer from January next year. Arsenal are keen to strike a bargain deal for him now.

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Paper Round’s view: Tielemans has not been at his best this season, but neither have Leicester City. If Arsenal – or any other suitor – can get hold of him for a reasonable price and without going overboard on wages then they have a potentially brilliant player for less than he would normally cost. The need for Champions League football will focus Arteta’s mind.

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Mbappe visits Madrid

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Kylian Mbappe sparked speculation after he visited Madrid earlier in the week. The 23-year-old French international forward visited the Spanish capital – and the home of Real Madrid, who are keen on signing the player this summer on a free contract – and he avoided meeting the president of Paris Saint-Germain, who was in town at the same time.

Paper Round’s view: It looks almost inevitable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, though rumours rumble on of PSG putting together an enormous financial package to persuade him to stay on for a year or two longer. Mbappe holds all the cards and if he is visiting the city even before his move away, his current club should be worried.

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Pepe in, Pepe out at Arsenal

The Mirror claims that Arsenal are considering a bid for Porto’s 25-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, with various suggestions that he has a release clause of between 50 and 60 million euros. He would be brought in as a replacement for Arsenal’s own Pepe, Nicolas, who has failed to impress since his £72 million move from Lille, and who could be sold for just £25m this summer.

Paper Round’s view: While there is no indication that Arsenal’s Pepe has been anything other than a professional, he has not been able to get much joy at the English club and the time has come for him to move on and try somewhere new. As for Porto’s Pepe, at 25 he needs to move on to a big club and a bigger platform before he becomes too old to be considered.

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Rudiger’s huge release clause

The Sun reports on the huge deal that has seen Antonio Rudiger apparently commit to joining Real Madrid this summer. The 29-year-old German international will sign until 2026, and earn £400,000-a-week wages to do so. Beyond that, the player will also have a release clause worth £340m, which will essentially rule him out of a sale on anything but Real’s terms.

Paper Round’s view: Rudiger has improved rapidly over the last couple of years and if he is taking care of his fitness and health, then he should be able to perform at the highest level for a few years yet. But clubs are often burned when they shell out for players who are approaching 30, and if he starts to fall off then Real will be lumbered with a massive liability.

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Arsenal ready for Tielemans bargain transfer this summer – Paper Round

Tielemans ready for Arsenal move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is keen on a move to Arsenal, or another club with Champions League football next season. The Daily Mail reports that the 25-year-old Belgian international is preparing to move on as his contract is a year from expiring, meaning he can negotiate a free transfer from January next year. Arsenal are keen to strike a bargain deal for him now.

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Paper Round’s view: Tielemans has not been at his best this season, but neither have Leicester City. If Arsenal – or any other suitor – can get hold of him for a reasonable price and without going overboard on wages then they have a potentially brilliant player for less than he would normally cost. The need for Champions League football will focus Arteta’s mind.

Read the full story

Mbappe visits Madrid

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Kylian Mbappe sparked speculation after he visited Madrid earlier in the week. The 23-year-old French international forward visited the Spanish capital – and the home of Real Madrid, who are keen on signing the player this summer on a free contract – and he avoided meeting the president of Paris Saint-Germain, who was in town at the same time.

Paper Round’s view: It looks almost inevitable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, though rumours rumble on of PSG putting together an enormous financial package to persuade him to stay on for a year or two longer. Mbappe holds all the cards and if he is visiting the city even before his move away, his current club should be worried.

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Pepe in, Pepe out at Arsenal

The Mirror claims that Arsenal are considering a bid for Porto’s 25-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, with various suggestions that he has a release clause of between 50 and 60 million euros. He would be brought in as a replacement for Arsenal’s own Pepe, Nicolas, who has failed to impress since his £72 million move from Lille, and who could be sold for just £25m this summer.

Paper Round’s view: While there is no indication that Arsenal’s Pepe has been anything other than a professional, he has not been able to get much joy at the English club and the time has come for him to move on and try somewhere new. As for Porto’s Pepe, at 25 he needs to move on to a big club and a bigger platform before he becomes too old to be considered.

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Rudiger’s huge release clause

The Sun reports on the huge deal that has seen Antonio Rudiger apparently commit to joining Real Madrid this summer. The 29-year-old German international will sign until 2026, and earn £400,000-a-week wages to do so. Beyond that, the player will also have a release clause worth £340m, which will essentially rule him out of a sale on anything but Real’s terms.

Paper Round’s view: Rudiger has improved rapidly over the last couple of years and if he is taking care of his fitness and health, then he should be able to perform at the highest level for a few years yet. But clubs are often burned when they shell out for players who are approaching 30, and if he starts to fall off then Real will be lumbered with a massive liability.

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Arsenal ready for Tielemans bargain transfer this summer – Paper Round

Tielemans ready for Arsenal move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is keen on a move to Arsenal, or another club with Champions League football next season. The Daily Mail reports that the 25-year-old Belgian international is preparing to move on as his contract is a year from expiring, meaning he can negotiate a free transfer from January next year. Arsenal are keen to strike a bargain deal for him now.

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Paper Round’s view: Tielemans has not been at his best this season, but neither have Leicester City. If Arsenal – or any other suitor – can get hold of him for a reasonable price and without going overboard on wages then they have a potentially brilliant player for less than he would normally cost. The need for Champions League football will focus Arteta’s mind.

Read the full story

Mbappe visits Madrid

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Kylian Mbappe sparked speculation after he visited Madrid earlier in the week. The 23-year-old French international forward visited the Spanish capital – and the home of Real Madrid, who are keen on signing the player this summer on a free contract – and he avoided meeting the president of Paris Saint-Germain, who was in town at the same time.

Paper Round’s view: It looks almost inevitable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, though rumours rumble on of PSG putting together an enormous financial package to persuade him to stay on for a year or two longer. Mbappe holds all the cards and if he is visiting the city even before his move away, his current club should be worried.

Read the full story

Pepe in, Pepe out at Arsenal

The Mirror claims that Arsenal are considering a bid for Porto’s 25-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, with various suggestions that he has a release clause of between 50 and 60 million euros. He would be brought in as a replacement for Arsenal’s own Pepe, Nicolas, who has failed to impress since his £72 million move from Lille, and who could be sold for just £25m this summer.

Paper Round’s view: While there is no indication that Arsenal’s Pepe has been anything other than a professional, he has not been able to get much joy at the English club and the time has come for him to move on and try somewhere new. As for Porto’s Pepe, at 25 he needs to move on to a big club and a bigger platform before he becomes too old to be considered.

Read the full story

Rudiger’s huge release clause

The Sun reports on the huge deal that has seen Antonio Rudiger apparently commit to joining Real Madrid this summer. The 29-year-old German international will sign until 2026, and earn £400,000-a-week wages to do so. Beyond that, the player will also have a release clause worth £340m, which will essentially rule him out of a sale on anything but Real’s terms.

Paper Round’s view: Rudiger has improved rapidly over the last couple of years and if he is taking care of his fitness and health, then he should be able to perform at the highest level for a few years yet. But clubs are often burned when they shell out for players who are approaching 30, and if he starts to fall off then Real will be lumbered with a massive liability.

Read the full story

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Arsenal ready for Tielemans bargain transfer this summer – Paper Round

Tielemans ready for Arsenal move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is keen on a move to Arsenal, or another club with Champions League football next season. The Daily Mail reports that the 25-year-old Belgian international is preparing to move on as his contract is a year from expiring, meaning he can negotiate a free transfer from January next year. Arsenal are keen to strike a bargain deal for him now.

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Paper Round’s view: Tielemans has not been at his best this season, but neither have Leicester City. If Arsenal – or any other suitor – can get hold of him for a reasonable price and without going overboard on wages then they have a potentially brilliant player for less than he would normally cost. The need for Champions League football will focus Arteta’s mind.

Read the full story

Mbappe visits Madrid

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Kylian Mbappe sparked speculation after he visited Madrid earlier in the week. The 23-year-old French international forward visited the Spanish capital – and the home of Real Madrid, who are keen on signing the player this summer on a free contract – and he avoided meeting the president of Paris Saint-Germain, who was in town at the same time.

Paper Round’s view: It looks almost inevitable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, though rumours rumble on of PSG putting together an enormous financial package to persuade him to stay on for a year or two longer. Mbappe holds all the cards and if he is visiting the city even before his move away, his current club should be worried.

Read the full story

Pepe in, Pepe out at Arsenal

The Mirror claims that Arsenal are considering a bid for Porto’s 25-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, with various suggestions that he has a release clause of between 50 and 60 million euros. He would be brought in as a replacement for Arsenal’s own Pepe, Nicolas, who has failed to impress since his £72 million move from Lille, and who could be sold for just £25m this summer.

Paper Round’s view: While there is no indication that Arsenal’s Pepe has been anything other than a professional, he has not been able to get much joy at the English club and the time has come for him to move on and try somewhere new. As for Porto’s Pepe, at 25 he needs to move on to a big club and a bigger platform before he becomes too old to be considered.

Read the full story

Rudiger’s huge release clause

The Sun reports on the huge deal that has seen Antonio Rudiger apparently commit to joining Real Madrid this summer. The 29-year-old German international will sign until 2026, and earn £400,000-a-week wages to do so. Beyond that, the player will also have a release clause worth £340m, which will essentially rule him out of a sale on anything but Real’s terms.

Paper Round’s view: Rudiger has improved rapidly over the last couple of years and if he is taking care of his fitness and health, then he should be able to perform at the highest level for a few years yet. But clubs are often burned when they shell out for players who are approaching 30, and if he starts to fall off then Real will be lumbered with a massive liability.

Read the full story

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Tielemans ready for Arsenal move

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is keen on a move to Arsenal, or another club with Champions League football next season. The Daily Mail reports that the 25-year-old Belgian international is preparing to move on as his contract is a year from expiring, meaning he can negotiate a free transfer from January next year. Arsenal are keen to strike a bargain deal for him now.

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Paper Round’s view: Tielemans has not been at his best this season, but neither have Leicester City. If Arsenal – or any other suitor – can get hold of him for a reasonable price and without going overboard on wages then they have a potentially brilliant player for less than he would normally cost. The need for Champions League football will focus Arteta’s mind.

Read the full story

Mbappe visits Madrid

Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Kylian Mbappe sparked speculation after he visited Madrid earlier in the week. The 23-year-old French international forward visited the Spanish capital – and the home of Real Madrid, who are keen on signing the player this summer on a free contract – and he avoided meeting the president of Paris Saint-Germain, who was in town at the same time.

Paper Round’s view: It looks almost inevitable that Mbappe will join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer, though rumours rumble on of PSG putting together an enormous financial package to persuade him to stay on for a year or two longer. Mbappe holds all the cards and if he is visiting the city even before his move away, his current club should be worried.

Read the full story

Pepe in, Pepe out at Arsenal

The Mirror claims that Arsenal are considering a bid for Porto’s 25-year-old Brazilian winger Pepe, with various suggestions that he has a release clause of between 50 and 60 million euros. He would be brought in as a replacement for Arsenal’s own Pepe, Nicolas, who has failed to impress since his £72 million move from Lille, and who could be sold for just £25m this summer.

Paper Round’s view: While there is no indication that Arsenal’s Pepe has been anything other than a professional, he has not been able to get much joy at the English club and the time has come for him to move on and try somewhere new. As for Porto’s Pepe, at 25 he needs to move on to a big club and a bigger platform before he becomes too old to be considered.

Read the full story

Rudiger’s huge release clause

The Sun reports on the huge deal that has seen Antonio Rudiger apparently commit to joining Real Madrid this summer. The 29-year-old German international will sign until 2026, and earn £400,000-a-week wages to do so. Beyond that, the player will also have a release clause worth £340m, which will essentially rule him out of a sale on anything but Real’s terms.

Paper Round’s view: Rudiger has improved rapidly over the last couple of years and if he is taking care of his fitness and health, then he should be able to perform at the highest level for a few years yet. But clubs are often burned when they shell out for players who are approaching 30, and if he starts to fall off then Real will be lumbered with a massive liability.

Read the full story

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Neymar on target as PSG held at home by Troyes who edge closer to Ligue 1 safety

Troyes earned an impressive 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain to all but secure their place in Ligue 1 for next season.

No team has beaten PSG in Paris this season – only two others had even managed a draw – and Troyes came as close as any to breaking that streak.

Angel Di Maria created the opening goal with a perfect left-footed cross from wide on the right. Marquinhos turned it in and no Troyes defender was anywhere near clearing it.

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Di Maria seems likely to be leaving PSG this summer but he does so as PSG’s greatest ever assist-maker. This was his 112th in 292 appearances.

Kylian Mbappe is another who could be leaving after this season – though his case is much less clear than Di Maria’s – but he gave yet another performance full of desire and passion.

Mbappe charged onto a Neymar pass in the 25th-minute and American defender Erik Palmer-Brown was unable to stop the French forward fairly, conceding a penalty which Neymar confidently converted.

Troyes were gifted a route back into the contest five minutes later when Nuno Mendes, under pressure from the Troyes press, turned and fired a blind pass across the face of goal.

Canadian forward Ike Ugbo couldn’t have been better positioned and he took full advantage of the opportunity, firing beyond the diving Keylor Navas.

PSG would rue their failure to convert a late first-half period of dominance into a decisive third goal.

Troyes raced out of the blocks in the second half.

Renaud Ripart won a penalty when his clever footwork left Presnel Kimpembe grasping in desperation. Florian Tardieu – a boyhood Marseille fan – converted from the spot with an excellent Panenka before rushing to the away supporters to whip them into a frenzy.

PSG had chances to win, notably a penalty shout from Achraf Hakimi and a Neymar goal ruled out by VAR when Mbappe was judged to have committted a foul in the build-up.

Troyes were not without their own chances to win and are now six points clear of 18th-place St-Etienne, with a vastly superior goal difference (18 better than ASSE) and have effectively, if not officially, secured another season in Ligue 1 with a very impressive display in Paris.

Ligue 1 table

Talking point – Paris Saint Germain are their own worst enemy again

What team has a greater tendency to produce self-inflicted wounds than PSG?

Nuno Mendes’ assist for Troyes’ opener was matched in its complete lack of necessity only by Presnel Kimpembe’s foul on Renaud Ripart.

The Parisiens had more than enough quality and opportunities to beat Troyes but baffling individual errors once again proved their undoing.

This tendency is something that has endured longer than any single manager but coach Mauricio Pochettino has evidently failed to iron it out and it cost PSG against Troyes.

PSG now have two matches to collect at least four points or they will finish with the lowest points total of any completed season since the first of the QSI era.

Player of the Match – Angel Di Maria (PSG)

Angel Di Maria was, not for the first time this season, on another level to most of his teammates. The Argentinian played enough excellent passes to have finished with more than just the one assist. At a certain point in the second half, it seemed as though Di Maria had grown frustrated at his teammates’ failure to convert the chances he was creating and began running through the opposition instead. More than once he had seemingly conjured a promising counter only to look around and find no supporting runners.

Player ratings

PSG: Navas 7, Nuno 4, Kimpembe 5, Marquinhos 6, Hakimi 5, Danilo 6, Verratti 5, Neymar 7, Di Maria 8*, Mbappe 8, Messi 7 Subs: Wijnaldum 6, Gueye 6, Gharbi N/A

Troyes: Moulin 8 Biancone 8, Brown 6, Conté 6, Kaboré 7, Tardieu 7, Kouamé 7, Larouci 7 Ripart 6, Chevalerin 6 Ugbo 7 Subs: Salmier 6, Dingome 6, Balde N/A

Key moments

6′ – GOAL PSG: Angel Di Maria floats a lovely left-footed cross into the box and the entire Troyes defence misjudge the flight of the ball, leaving Marquinhos free to tap-in.

25′ GOAL PSG: Neymar converts from the penalty spot after Kylian Mbappe is brought down in the box.

30′ GOAL TROYES: Ike Ugbo pounces as Nuno Mendes plays a terrible pass across the face of his own goal, Ugbo scores.

49′ GOAL TROYES: Florian Tardieu scores a penalty with a Panenka after Presnel Kimpembe clumsily concedes a spot-kick.

59′ GOAL PSG RULED OUT: Neymar’s first-time shot beats Jean Moulin but VAR intervenes to rule out the goal thanks to a foul by Mbappe in the build-up.

90′ FULL-TIME: Despite a furious late siege of the Troyes goal by PSG – with Lionel Messi hitting the bar and twice more going close – Troyes hold on for a deserved point.

Key stats

PSG: The hosts made just 11 of their 634 passes within five yards of the Troyes penalty area, as they were effectively held at bay by an admittedly modest side. Troyes defended deep on occasion but they were also able to play the ball out of danger confidently and not resort (too often) to desperate long clearances.

Troyes: Jean Moulin made five saves in the draw against PSG. He also made three aerial catches. Moulin wasn’t required to be brilliant but he had to be brave and consistent in a match where the opposition were constantly a threat.

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Neymar on target as PSG held at home by Troyes who edge closer to Ligue 1 safety

Troyes earned an impressive 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain to all but secure their place in Ligue 1 for next season.

No team has beaten PSG in Paris this season – only two others had even managed a draw – and Troyes came as close as any to breaking that streak.

Angel Di Maria created the opening goal with a perfect left-footed cross from wide on the right. Marquinhos turned it in and no Troyes defender was anywhere near clearing it.

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Di Maria seems likely to be leaving PSG this summer but he does so as PSG’s greatest ever assist-maker. This was his 112th in 292 appearances.

Kylian Mbappe is another who could be leaving after this season – though his case is much less clear than Di Maria’s – but he gave yet another performance full of desire and passion.

Mbappe charged onto a Neymar pass in the 25th-minute and American defender Erik Palmer-Brown was unable to stop the French forward fairly, conceding a penalty which Neymar confidently converted.

Troyes were gifted a route back into the contest five minutes later when Nuno Mendes, under pressure from the Troyes press, turned and fired a blind pass across the face of goal.

Canadian forward Ike Ugbo couldn’t have been better positioned and he took full advantage of the opportunity, firing beyond the diving Keylor Navas.

PSG would rue their failure to convert a late first-half period of dominance into a decisive third goal.

Troyes raced out of the blocks in the second half.

Renaud Ripart won a penalty when his clever footwork left Presnel Kimpembe grasping in desperation. Florian Tardieu – a boyhood Marseille fan – converted from the spot with an excellent Panenka before rushing to the away supporters to whip them into a frenzy.

PSG had chances to win, notably a penalty shout from Achraf Hakimi and a Neymar goal ruled out by VAR when Mbappe was judged to have committted a foul in the build-up.

Troyes were not without their own chances to win and are now six points clear of 18th-place St-Etienne, with a vastly superior goal difference (18 better than ASSE) and have effectively, if not officially, secured another season in Ligue 1 with a very impressive display in Paris.

Ligue 1 table

Talking point – Paris Saint Germain are their own worst enemy again

What team has a greater tendency to produce self-inflicted wounds than PSG?

Nuno Mendes’ assist for Troyes’ opener was matched in its complete lack of necessity only by Presnel Kimpembe’s foul on Renaud Ripart.

The Parisiens had more than enough quality and opportunities to beat Troyes but baffling individual errors once again proved their undoing.

This tendency is something that has endured longer than any single manager but coach Mauricio Pochettino has evidently failed to iron it out and it cost PSG against Troyes.

PSG now have two matches to collect at least four points or they will finish with the lowest points total of any completed season since the first of the QSI era.

Player of the Match – Angel Di Maria (PSG)

Angel Di Maria was, not for the first time this season, on another level to most of his teammates. The Argentinian played enough excellent passes to have finished with more than just the one assist. At a certain point in the second half, it seemed as though Di Maria had grown frustrated at his teammates’ failure to convert the chances he was creating and began running through the opposition instead. More than once he had seemingly conjured a promising counter only to look around and find no supporting runners.

Player ratings

PSG: Navas 7, Nuno 4, Kimpembe 5, Marquinhos 6, Hakimi 5, Danilo 6, Verratti 5, Neymar 7, Di Maria 8*, Mbappe 8, Messi 7 Subs: Wijnaldum 6, Gueye 6, Gharbi N/A

Troyes: Moulin 8 Biancone 8, Brown 6, Conté 6, Kaboré 7, Tardieu 7, Kouamé 7, Larouci 7 Ripart 6, Chevalerin 6 Ugbo 7 Subs: Salmier 6, Dingome 6, Balde N/A

Key moments

6′ – GOAL PSG: Angel Di Maria floats a lovely left-footed cross into the box and the entire Troyes defence misjudge the flight of the ball, leaving Marquinhos free to tap-in.

25′ GOAL PSG: Neymar converts from the penalty spot after Kylian Mbappe is brought down in the box.

30′ GOAL TROYES: Ike Ugbo pounces as Nuno Mendes plays a terrible pass across the face of his own goal, Ugbo scores.

49′ GOAL TROYES: Florian Tardieu scores a penalty with a Panenka after Presnel Kimpembe clumsily concedes a spot-kick.

59′ GOAL PSG RULED OUT: Neymar’s first-time shot beats Jean Moulin but VAR intervenes to rule out the goal thanks to a foul by Mbappe in the build-up.

90′ FULL-TIME: Despite a furious late siege of the Troyes goal by PSG – with Lionel Messi hitting the bar and twice more going close – Troyes hold on for a deserved point.

Key stats

PSG: The hosts made just 11 of their 634 passes within five yards of the Troyes penalty area, as they were effectively held at bay by an admittedly modest side. Troyes defended deep on occasion but they were also able to play the ball out of danger confidently and not resort (too often) to desperate long clearances.

Troyes: Jean Moulin made five saves in the draw against PSG. He also made three aerial catches. Moulin wasn’t required to be brilliant but he had to be brave and consistent in a match where the opposition were constantly a threat.

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Mbappe set on PSG departure

Kylian Mbappe still plans on leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, reports Spanish newspaper Marca. The French international forward is out of contract at the end of the season and while he may even take a pay cut to move to Real Madrid, his heart is on winning trophies, so unless PSG overhaul their strategy, the 23-year-old striker will move on.

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Paper Round’s view: Mbappe is the best young striker in the world and in a couple of years it is clear it will be between him and Erling Haaland for who is the greatest to lead the line in club football. With Real the kind of club who win Champions Leagues and La Ligas even when they are far from their best, it will probably reward him to move on from PSG this summer.

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Arsenal keen on Tielemans

Premier League side Arsenal hope to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, with the midfielder out of contract at the end of next season, and with no hint of a new deal on the horizon. The 25-year-old Belgian international could step into the middle of the part for Mikel Arteta, as Mohamed Elneny’s contract is due to expire and Granit Xhaka could move on in the summer.

Paper Round’s view: Xhaka’s relationship with the club has improved from its nadir, certainly, but he has not matured enough to be reliable, especially if Arteta is aiming for the consistency required to secure regular Champions League football. Tielemans has shown better quality and sense on the pitch than both Xhaka and Elneny, so he would represent a clear upgrade.

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Azpilicueta linked to Barcelona switch

With Chelsea unable to sign their players to new contracts due to the sanctions placed upon them due to owner Roman Abramovich, they have been left vulnerable to players leaving on free transfers. The Sun relays claims in Spain that Cesar Azpilicueta will sign for a two-year deal at Barcelona, and he will be joined by younger teammate Andreas Christensen, who is also free to negotiate deals elsewhere.

Paper Round’s view: Azpilicueta is not quite the player he once was, but with Christensen also on his way and Antonio Rudiger also looking like he has decided to quit, that is a huge hole left in the backline at Stamford Bridge. If Todd Boehly’s takeover is confirmed then one of his first tasks will be to fund recruitment of at least two new defenders for Thomas Tuchel.

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Villa still want Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho started on the bench for Aston Villa as they won away at Burnley on Saturday, but their manager Steven Gerrard claimed the club still want to keep him next season. Barcelona are believed to value the 29-year-old Brazilian at around £30m, but Gerrard said of his player that: “‘We want Philippe Coutinho here for sure,” reported the Mail.

Paper Round’s view: Coutinho has not stood out as an exceptional presence for Villa but with Gerrard the team have done an adequate team to suggest there is a foundation being built that can lead to improvement. The problem for Coutinho might be that a hefty transfer fee as well as his generous wages might be that he is no longer value for money unless there is compromise from the player and Barca.

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Mbappe set on PSG departure

Kylian Mbappe still plans on leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, reports Spanish newspaper Marca. The French international forward is out of contract at the end of the season and while he may even take a pay cut to move to Real Madrid, his heart is on winning trophies, so unless PSG overhaul their strategy, the 23-year-old striker will move on.

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‘There is no agreement’ – Mbappe’s mother denies talk of new deal with PSG

05/05/2022 AT 19:19

Paper Round’s view: Mbappe is the best young striker in the world and in a couple of years it is clear it will be between him and Erling Haaland for who is the greatest to lead the line in club football. With Real the kind of club who win Champions Leagues and La Ligas even when they are far from their best, it will probably reward him to move on from PSG this summer.

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Arsenal keen on Tielemans

Premier League side Arsenal hope to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, with the midfielder out of contract at the end of next season, and with no hint of a new deal on the horizon. The 25-year-old Belgian international could step into the middle of the part for Mikel Arteta, as Mohamed Elneny’s contract is due to expire and Granit Xhaka could move on in the summer.

Paper Round’s view: Xhaka’s relationship with the club has improved from its nadir, certainly, but he has not matured enough to be reliable, especially if Arteta is aiming for the consistency required to secure regular Champions League football. Tielemans has shown better quality and sense on the pitch than both Xhaka and Elneny, so he would represent a clear upgrade.

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Azpilicueta linked to Barcelona switch

With Chelsea unable to sign their players to new contracts due to the sanctions placed upon them due to owner Roman Abramovich, they have been left vulnerable to players leaving on free transfers. The Sun relays claims in Spain that Cesar Azpilicueta will sign for a two-year deal at Barcelona, and he will be joined by younger teammate Andreas Christensen, who is also free to negotiate deals elsewhere.

Paper Round’s view: Azpilicueta is not quite the player he once was, but with Christensen also on his way and Antonio Rudiger also looking like he has decided to quit, that is a huge hole left in the backline at Stamford Bridge. If Todd Boehly’s takeover is confirmed then one of his first tasks will be to fund recruitment of at least two new defenders for Thomas Tuchel.

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Villa still want Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho started on the bench for Aston Villa as they won away at Burnley on Saturday, but their manager Steven Gerrard claimed the club still want to keep him next season. Barcelona are believed to value the 29-year-old Brazilian at around £30m, but Gerrard said of his player that: “‘We want Philippe Coutinho here for sure,” reported the Mail.

Paper Round’s view: Coutinho has not stood out as an exceptional presence for Villa but with Gerrard the team have done an adequate team to suggest there is a foundation being built that can lead to improvement. The problem for Coutinho might be that a hefty transfer fee as well as his generous wages might be that he is no longer value for money unless there is compromise from the player and Barca.

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Mbappe still plans to quit PSG – Paper Round

Mbappe set on PSG departure

Kylian Mbappe still plans on leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, reports Spanish newspaper Marca. The French international forward is out of contract at the end of the season and while he may even take a pay cut to move to Real Madrid, his heart is on winning trophies, so unless PSG overhaul their strategy, the 23-year-old striker will move on.

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Paper Round’s view: Mbappe is the best young striker in the world and in a couple of years it is clear it will be between him and Erling Haaland for who is the greatest to lead the line in club football. With Real the kind of club who win Champions Leagues and La Ligas even when they are far from their best, it will probably reward him to move on from PSG this summer.

Read the full story

Arsenal keen on Tielemans

Premier League side Arsenal hope to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, with the midfielder out of contract at the end of next season, and with no hint of a new deal on the horizon. The 25-year-old Belgian international could step into the middle of the part for Mikel Arteta, as Mohamed Elneny’s contract is due to expire and Granit Xhaka could move on in the summer.

Paper Round’s view: Xhaka’s relationship with the club has improved from its nadir, certainly, but he has not matured enough to be reliable, especially if Arteta is aiming for the consistency required to secure regular Champions League football. Tielemans has shown better quality and sense on the pitch than both Xhaka and Elneny, so he would represent a clear upgrade.

Read the full story

Azpilicueta linked to Barcelona switch

With Chelsea unable to sign their players to new contracts due to the sanctions placed upon them due to owner Roman Abramovich, they have been left vulnerable to players leaving on free transfers. The Sun relays claims in Spain that Cesar Azpilicueta will sign for a two-year deal at Barcelona, and he will be joined by younger teammate Andreas Christensen, who is also free to negotiate deals elsewhere.

Paper Round’s view: Azpilicueta is not quite the player he once was, but with Christensen also on his way and Antonio Rudiger also looking like he has decided to quit, that is a huge hole left in the backline at Stamford Bridge. If Todd Boehly’s takeover is confirmed then one of his first tasks will be to fund recruitment of at least two new defenders for Thomas Tuchel.

Read the full story

Villa still want Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho started on the bench for Aston Villa as they won away at Burnley on Saturday, but their manager Steven Gerrard claimed the club still want to keep him next season. Barcelona are believed to value the 29-year-old Brazilian at around £30m, but Gerrard said of his player that: “‘We want Philippe Coutinho here for sure,” reported the Mail.

Paper Round’s view: Coutinho has not stood out as an exceptional presence for Villa but with Gerrard the team have done an adequate team to suggest there is a foundation being built that can lead to improvement. The problem for Coutinho might be that a hefty transfer fee as well as his generous wages might be that he is no longer value for money unless there is compromise from the player and Barca.

Read the full story

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‘There is no agreement’ – Mbappe’s mother denies talk of new deal with PSG

05/05/2022 AT 19:19

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Strasbourg produce stunning fightback against PSG to claim draw

29/04/2022 AT 18:20