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Di Maria close to leaving Man United for PSG

Angel Di Maria is off to Paris. Credit: PA

Angel di Maria's move to Paris St Germain appears to be moving closer after the French club announced they are to hold a press conference on Thursday evening.

PSG announced on Twitter on Thursday that they had organised a press conference for 1730 BST at a five-star hotel in the centre of Paris.


Ibrahimovic promises surprise next move

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise everyone with his next move when he leaves Paris St Germain.

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, but insists he is "very happy" at PSG.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be going anywhere. Credit: PA

As it stands, however, he will leave next summer as he has just one year left on his contract.

The 33-year-old has spoken of his desire to play in MLS at some stage but where the Sweden international will ply his trade next is a mystery and the player intends on keeping it that way for now.

"Where I go next, it will be a surprise, a very big surprise," the PSG striker said after scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in Chicago on Thursday.

Crystal Palace set to announce Cabaye deal

Yohan Cabaye has struggled for games in Paris. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace are set to announce the £10million signing of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman has failed to become a first-team regular for the Ligue 1 champions and will now team up with his former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park.


Ex-Newcastle man Cabaye eyes England return

Yohan Cabaye could be back in the Premier League soon. Credit: PA

Former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has admitted he's interested in a move back to the Premier League.

Cabaye, who joined PSG in January 2014, has struggled to hold down a place in the French champions side and could leave this summer to boost his chances of playing in Euro 2016.

Asked if he wanted to stay at PSG, Cabaye said: "Not really. I know that if I stay, whatever I’ll do, nothing will change.

“If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things well. But there could be other destinations,” Cabaye told L'Equipe.

PSG defender Luiz set to miss Barcelona tie

David Luiz is out. Credit: PA

Paris St Germain defender David Luiz will miss both legs of the club's Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona after being ruled out for four weeks through injury.

The Ligue 1 leaders have suffered a further blow with the news Thiago Motta will also miss the first leg against the Catalan giants at the Parc des Princes next week with injury

Ibrahimovic sorry of derogatory France remarks

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised for his comments about France.

The Swede was derogatory towards the nation, adding '(they) don't even deserve PSG', when walking off the pitch after his side's defeat to to Bordeaux at the weekend.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a touch angry. Credit: Reuters

Ibrahimovic said on his Instagram account: "Regarding my comments after tonight's game; they were not against France or the French people.

"I spoke about football. I lost the game, I accept that but I can't accept when the referee doesn't follow the rules. It's not the first time and I'm sick of it.

"My sincere apologies if anyone was offended or took it the wrong way."

PSG denied chance to overturn Ibrahimovic red

Ibrahimovic will miss his side's first Champions League quarter final match. Credit: PA

Paris St Germain will not be able to overturn Zlatan Ibrahimovic's red card despite Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho calling on the European governing body to cancel the dismissal.

UEFA has announced that referees' decisions are viewed as final unless it is a case of mistake identity.

PSG head coach Laurent Blanc said the club would consider making an appeal but UEFA's position means Ibrahimovic will be suspended for at least one match as a result of his red card which was shown for a foul on Chelsea midfielder Oscar.

A UEFA spokesman pointed to its disciplinary regulations which state: "Decisions taken by the referee on the field of play are final and may not be reviewed by the UEFA disciplinary bodies."

Mourinho said after the 2-2 draw which saw PSG win on away goals that he "hopes UEFA can minimise the mistake".

He said: "He would tell me if there was a reason for a red card. He was very disappointed. If that's the case I hope they can minimise the mistake and let him play in the quarter-finals because if he did nothing wrong he deserves that."

Blanc said after the game: "There will be a committee who will convene to talk about the decision and I hope he will be in our party for the quarter-final."

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