Transfer news: PSG is keen to sign Riyad Mahrez of Man City

Riyad Mahrez could be joining Paris Saint Germain at the end of this season The Algerian has scored nine goals and 14 assists this season PSG want the winger as a replacement for either Kylian Mbappe or Neymar Manchester City will not be playing in the Champions League next season regardless of where they finish on the Premier League table. The Citizens have been handed a two seasons ban by UEFA after being found guilty of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules. This decision has however sent shivers to the players who are obviously not satisfied with playing just domestic leagues. Meanwhile, reports from the Etihad Stadium reveals some top European club are planning to use City's absence in the

CORONAVIRUS: La Liga, French league matches & Barca Championyys League game with no fans

Matches in the top two divisions in Spain and France are to be played behind closed doors because of coronavirus concerns. La Liga announced its ruling will affect the next two rounds of fixtures while the French league said fans will be banned until 15 April. La Liga said it acted on guidance from Spain's ministry of health. The French government announced on Sunday a ban on all gatherings of more than 1,000 people. Barcelona's Champions League match against Napoli on 18 March will also be played at an empty Nou Camp. "The decision has been made strictly for health reasons," said Joan Guix, Catalunya government's health chief. It is the second Spanish-Italian Champions League fixture at which supporters have been banned, following Valencia versus Atalanta

Football gists: 5 most discussed points in European football table

Erling Braut Haaland and Romelu Lukaku were again among the goals, while Kylian Mbappe and Neymar left their coach irritated and it was another fascinating weekend in Spain. looks back at some of the main talking points from around Europe: ALL TO PLAY FOR IN LA LIGA Real Madrid and Barcelona may have pulled away as La Liga's title contenders this season but the division's key battlegrounds remain remarkably close. Three points separate first and second after Madrid and Barca beat Atletico Madrid and Levante respectively. Getafe and Sevilla are level on points in third and fourth. Valencia, the next closest challenger for the last Champions League spot, are only two points back while Atletico are one further point behind in sixth. At the bottom,

Transfer News: Lampard is yet to sign any star for Champions league fights

Chelsea remain firmly in the fight for a top-four finish this season and are in the latter stages of the Champions League but new signings are yet to be seen.

Chelsea remain firmly in the fight for a top-four finish this season and are in the latter stages of the Champions League but new signings are yet to be seen. Frank Lampard was restricted upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge due to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban but that was lifted for the New Year - although new arrivals are yet to be made. The legendary midfielder is pushing for his first Blues signing before the transfer window closes on Friday evening though, with contact made with Napoli regarding Dries Mertens. The Belgium international is among the many forwards that have been linked with a move to West London this month, following on from the likes of Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piątek and Moussa Dembele. On

Transfer gists: Edinson Cavani prepare Manchester United than Chelsea; talks opened, £23m fee

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The latest transfer news on Edinson Cavani, with the PSG striker closely linked with a January move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid . Chelsea are reportedly starting to make their moves in the January transfer window. Frank Lampard will be keen to add depth to his attacking options after the defeat to Newcastle at the weekend, with the lack of depth behind Tammy Abraham starting to become a problem. One player who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan international out of contract in the summer in the French capital. Manchester United have also been touted as a potential destination for the forward, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men missed out on

Chelsea Transfer News: Edinson Cavani linked to Chelsea & Man Untd. in this January transfer


Edinson Cavani has been linked with a January transfer to a host of clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, but the forward could wait until the summer. Besides so many links where Chelsea been attached to; the club still embraced the french striker. According social media across the globe, Chelsea continue to be linked with a host of names from across Europe. The Blues are able to sign players after their transfer ban was shortened on appeal, and the Blues are thought to be keen on attacking reinforcements. One name that has been linked is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan international well down the pecking order following the arrival of Mauro Icadi in the summer. Man Untd have also been

Memorable past: Neymar recalls tow of his five-aside mates from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Neymar has named former Chelsea stars Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard and Arsenal great Thierry Henry in his dream five-a-side teams. The Brazilian wasn’t allowed to include any of his fellow countrymen in his two teams, with one being made up of current stars, while the other is made up of retired legends from the game. Neymar also opted against including any defenders or goalkeepers in either side - instead opting for forward thinking players. Hazard features in the current team of stars alongside Barcelona pair Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba of Manchester United. Lampard and Henry are named in the legends line-up with David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Xavi. Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the biggest name to miss

Kylian Mbappe responds to Alexander Arnold’s mimic celebration

Alexander-Arnold had a cheeky dig at Mbappe after mimicking his goal celebration - then the PSG star responded, fuelling speculation over potential Anfield transfer. Kylian Mbappe has responded after Trent Alexander-Arnold copied his goal celebration following his stunning effort in Liverpool's 4-0 win over Leicester . Alexander-Arnold created two then scored the fourth as Liverpool thumped second-placed Leicester to go 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League on Boxing Day. He celebrated his goal by mimicking Mbappe's trademark style, with his arms folded across his chest. Alexander-Arnold then tweeted a picture of himself copying Mbappe, saying: "Anything Mbappe can do..." along with a crying laughing emoji and the hashtag YNWA (You'll Never Walk Alone). Mbappe has long been linked with a move to Liverpool - and

Kylian Mbappe speaks on his rivalry with Neymar

The French and PSG star K. Mbappe mention about two stars between him and Neymar, speaking on their rivalry. Mbappe at his young ages of just 21, is clearly a top football star but nothing defines the French sensation more than his rare show of class and humility amid growing success, what he beautifully exampled in his first training at PSG. Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco for a staggering fee of £180 million in August 2017 after helping Monaco win the French league with 27 goals in 60 appearances. But before his transfer to the France capital, PSG had signed Neymar Jr from Barcelona in a deal that sent shocking waves to the world. With two seasons together in PSG jersey, Mbappe