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Germany midfielder Draxler makes £36m move to PSG

Julian Draxler is off to France. Credit: PA

Paris St Germain have signed Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The fee for the 23-year-old has not been disclosed but it is reported to be in the region of 42 million euros (£35.58million).

Juventus and Arsenal were both linked with Draxler in the summer, with the Bianconeri having been close to signing him when he joined Wolfsburg from Schalke in a club-record deal in 2015.

But Draxler, who had a release clause in his long-term Wolfsburg contract, has instead accepted a deal to join reigning Ligue 1 champions PSG.

Real Madrid sell winger Jese to PSG

Jese has joined PSG. Credit: PA

Paris St Germain have signed forward Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with PSG and becomes the French champions' fifth signing of the summer.

The former Spain Under-21 international told www.psg.fr: "I am delighted to join Paris St Germain, who have become one of Europe's most competitive clubs.

"Like Paris St Germain, I have big ambitions for the coming seasons and it will be a great pleasure to work under the direction of Unai Emery, who has developed an excellent reputation in Spain, and across Europe, for his quality as a coach. I can't wait to begin this next challenge of my career."

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PSG sack head coach Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc is out of the job. Credit: PA

Paris Saint-Germain have dismissed head coach Laurent Blanc, the French club have confirmed.

The former France captain spent three years as boss of PSG, winning 11 trophies.

But Blanc was unable to guide PSG into the upper echelons of Europe and has now departed the Parc des Princes.

PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on psg.fr: "As we embark on a new chapter in the development of the club, I would like to thank Laurent Blanc for everything he has achieved over the last three years, both in terms of the playing style and results. I wish him the best for his future challenges."

Ibrahimovic confirms PSG departure

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires in the summer after confirming he will play his last game at the Parc de Princes on Saturday.

The Swede still has chance to add more silverware to his collection when PSG face Marseille in the French Cup final next weekend, a game which will bring down the curtain on his career with PSG.

I am very proud of the last 4 years. I loved every day I spent here. The Paris Saint-Germain has become a STAR club in the world and I played a key role moving it forward.

It is now the right time for me to take a different path. I would like to thank my team mates, the technical staff and all the people in the club. My heart is with the fans. They were amazing from the first day I came here.

They are the best fans in France. It is not a farewell but only an AU REVOIR. I came like a king I leave like a legend but I will be back.”

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan: PSG threw away their chance against Man City

Zlatan Ibrahimovic conceded Paris St Germain threw away their chance to reach the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City.

The runaway French champions were unable to turn their quarter-final tie back in their favour after surrendering a lead in the 2-2 first-leg draw, losing 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

Ibrahimovic endured a frustrating night in front of goal. Credit: PA

City's Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of a nervy but open encounter in Manchester with 14 minutes left.

PSG, unused to being attacked by opponents in Ligue 1, had played with a back three for the first time this season in a bid to bolster their midfield and negate City's forwards.

But that plan did not work and striker Ibrahimovic, who endured a frustrating night in front of goal, felt the French side were caught out.

The Sweden international said: "In the first half we played with a new system and what happened, happened. If it had gone well, nobody would say anything, and now people will say we gave it away.

"The second half was better, when we reverted to our normal tactics, but we gave away two games.

"I think we are a better team, but we lost here and we drew 2-2 at home, so all the best to Manchester City."

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