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PSG ready to let Neymar and Messi leave

Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to let Neymar leave in the summer after a disappointing season.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was interested in Neymar in the last transfer window.

The Mirror reports that PSG are also looking to tie down Kylian Mbappe to fresh terms for a long-term deal.

“The club will not countenance his exit this summer, which Mbappe is not currently pushing for in any case, but PSG are alert of how close they came to losing him as a free agent to Real Madrid last summer.

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“PSG will be wary of a possible repeat of his contractual status with hope of a longer-term agreement with any future exit being on the terms of the club and player.

“The future of Neymar may be more of a pressing issue this summer; the 31-year-old has suffered another campaign blighted by injuries. One of the club’s top earners who carries a high status, he remains the most expensive player in the world following his £198million switch from Barcelona in 2017.

“PSG are unlikely to repeat those high-profile deals under their new internal direction and that leads to uncertainty over the Brazilian’s future. Chelsea owner Todd Boehly held a meeting earlier this year to probe Neymar’s availability, and that interest may be rekindled this summer.”

Messi ready for pay cut to rejoin Barca

The Mail reports that Lionel Messi is willing to take a pay cut at Barcelona in order to take his family back, but there are questions about whether 12 million euros a season will be enough to convince him to come back.

There are also questions bout whether La Liga officials will rubber-stamp that deal, or the club’s finances in general.

“The first thing that needs to happen is that La Liga rule on whether the contract the club plan to give Messi can be permitted – he can’t play for free, even if he pledges to, which is unlikely.

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“Messi will be offered a two-year deal at 12m euros net a season. That ought to be deemed within the range of the ‘going-rate’ for a player of his age and pedigree based on it being around 2m more than Barcelona pay Robert Lewandowski.

“The club will then need to explain how they can fit the new deal into their financial fair play calculations when a current shortfall of an estimated 200m euros is preventing them from registering new deals for Gavi, Alejandro Balde and Ronald Araujo.

“They believe they can pull another economic lever by selling off a percentage of their licensing and merchandising arm. President Joan Laporta has been on a charm offensive all week stopping off at the Spanish League headquarters to make peace with Tebas and then visiting UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to ask him not to ban Barcelona from next season’s Champions League.”

Chelsea players ready to work with Pochettino

The Telegraph believes that Chelsea players are keen to work with Mauricio Pochettino as the long-term replacement for Graham Potter.

Frank Lampard has stepped in until the end of the season, but the former Tottenham and PSG man looks like a potential candidate to take over this summer.

“Chelsea players are excited by the prospect of Mauricio Pochettino becoming the club’s next permanent head coach,” the paper claims.

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“Pochettino has emerged as the favourite to permanently succeed Graham Potter following a series of positive talks between the Argentine and Chelsea.

“Chelsea’s admiration of Pochettino is advancing with the club hoping to settle on their new man soon, following a process led by co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart.

“The move towards Pochettino has been welcomed in the Chelsea dressing-room, with players said to be positive and excited about his possible appointment.”

Alfred Saiki
Alfred Saiki
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