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Neymar ‘not proud’ of transfer fee, being world’s most expensive player

Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo expresses his admiration for Neymar and hopes he continues to break records for many years to come. Legendary Brazilian striker and World Cup winner Ronaldo reveals his picks for the tournament winners and the golden boot. The FC crew discuss what separates Brazil from some other elite World Cup squads and how Neymar will get on in Russia. Marcelo is confident Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day, regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the club. Neymar said he is uncomfortable with being the most expensive player in the world and that he would have not paid €222 million for himself when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year. The Brazil international made the switch after the release clause in his contract was met and, in a...

PSG avoids FFP penalty but must raise immediate funds to satisfy UEFA

The ESPN FC guys answer your tweets on Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea, Gianluigi Buffon’s chances of starting at PSG and more. PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain have avoided financial fair play (FFP) sanctions for 2015, 2016 and 2017 but UEFA wants the French champions to raise millions by the end of the month or face future punishment. UEFA closed its FFP investigation into PSG on Wednesday after declaring itself satisfied with their “break-even result” for 2015-17. However, the club remain under scrutiny for transfer activity from last summer up to and including this summer’s window, and their compliance with this year’s break-even requirements. Not yet taken into UEFA’s account are last summer’s world-record €222 million signing of Neym...

Brazil boss Tite: ‘I don’t know Neymar’s limits’ after wonder goal

Marcelo is confident Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day, regardless of whether Cristiano Ronaldo remains at the club. Former Brazil striker Rivaldo believes Neymar should embrace the pressure he faces at the World Cup. Brazil coach Tite says he’s still unsure of Neymar’s ceiling after another wonder goal in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Austria, though he also admitted the superstar’s recent injury is still weighing on his mind. Neymar missed the final three month’s of Paris Saint-Germain’s season after breaking his foot in February but has returned fit for Brazil and scored for the second straight friendly. On his goal, Neymar remarkably sent defender Aleksandar Dragovic to the pitch by dragging the ball back before shooting past goalkeeper Heinz Lindner....

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Neymar gets signed Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball jersey at Brazil training

Brazil star Neymar is busy at home getting back up to speed for this summer’s World Cup after spending the past few months out following surgery on his broken foot. But the Paris Saint-Germain playmaker took a timeout from his rehab and training with his Selecao teammates after getting a surprise get-well gift from the Los Angeles Lakers. Thanks to my friends @wishshopping. I love @ZO2_ from @lakers. I will see you in LA soon. pic.twitter.com/0v0fAVHv4J — Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) May 24, 2018 The NBA team sent Neymar a signed, replica jersey from the Lakers’ 2017 No. 2 pick in the draft, Lonzo Ball, and the former Santos player took to Twitter to show his thanks. Neymar, a well-known fan of the NBA, posted a video in which he says, “Thanks, Zo. Thanks, [Lakers sponsor] Wish....

Transfer Rater: Neymar to Real Madrid, Jamaal Lascelles to Liverpool

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Neymar to Real Madrid The former Barcelona forward has made it clear to Paris Saint-Germain that he would like to join Real Madrid, according to Goal. His agent, Pini Zahavi, has reportedly met with Madrid president Florentino Perez and Neymar’s lawyer and looks to have lined up his other client, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, as a replacement for the French club. Willian to Manchester United Rumours of...

New PSG manager Thomas Tuchel not afraid of Neymar, ‘star names’

ESPN FC’s Raphael Honigstein discusses the man-management challenges that await newly appointed PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel. The ESPN FC crew believe Neymar should make a decision regarding his future before he becomes a distraction for both PSG and Brazil this summer. Brazil’s doctor Rodrigo Lasmar says the PSG superstar Neymar will start training with a ball next week and could make his return from injury in a friendly against Croatia on June 3.  PARIS — New Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has declared that he is unafraid of coaching stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after being officially unveiled as Unai Emery’s successor at Parc des Princes on Sunday. The Spaniard oversaw a goalless draw in Caen on Saturday in his final action with the French capital...

David Beckham among stars at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s royal wedding

ESPN take a look at what Prince William’s journey from the Royal Wedding at Windsor to the FA Cup final at Wembley would’ve looked like, had he decided to do both. Five years after he played his final professional match, David Beckham’s post-retirement career in being really, really, ridiculously good-looking has gone from strength to strength. The former England captain’s latest opportunity to show why he’s still a global icon came on Saturday as he and wife Victoria arrived at Windosr Castle for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Beckham — whose trophy-laden career took him from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain via Real Madrid, La Galaxy and AC Milan — was among the famous sporting faces to attend the wedding, along with...

Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot at early crossroads for club and country

Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot and Kevin Trapp were happy that their superstar teammate Neymar was able to join the club that won Coupe de France on Tuesday night, and they believe the Brazilian will stay at PSG. Despite winning all they could domestically, Paris Saint Germain’s Champions League failure still denies them elite status in Europe. PARIS — When France coach Didier Deschamps unveiled his 23-man World Cup squad Thursday, one of the biggest talking points was his decision to demote Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot to the reserve list. Club teammates Alphonse Areola, Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe were all selected, but Rabiot did not make the full cut despite arguably being the second-most-established name on that list of four. If you have been...

PSG and France forward Kylian Mbappe given waxwork honour

As if one Kylian Mbappe wasn’t enough to strike fear into the hearts of Ligue 1 defenders everywhere, a second identical clone appears out of nowhere. At the age of just 19, the PSG striker has become the youngest ever personality to have his likeness immortalised in waxwork form at the famous Musee Grevin in Paris. 🎭 L’entrée de @KMbappe au @Grevin_Paris 🙌 pic.twitter.com/TJYPCsEjtZ — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) May 17, 2018 “It’s an honour to be the youngest celebrity to enter the Musee Grevin,” the PSG prodigy tweeted. In fairness, it’s a pretty good likeness of Mbappe. We wonder if he’ll be sending a personal stylist along to tend to his wax effigy like a certain Portuguese footballing superstar does. Chris covers the funn...

Neymar transfer links with Real Madrid: The key men at the heart of the tug-of-war

The ESPN FC crew believe Neymar should make a decision regarding his future before he becomes a distraction for both PSG and Brazil this summer. Neymar refused to discuss Real Madrid transfer rumours as he won the French League’s Player of the Year award on Sunday. Zinedine Zidane said that the club’s history means that every player wants to play in the Spanish capital amid speculation of Neymar joining the club. The ESPN FC crew gives their take on what PSG should do with their troubled superstar Neymar this summer, with rumours of Real Madrid knocking on the door. Almost as soon as Neymar arrived at Paris Saint-Germain last summer, speculation began he was only making a stopover in the French capital, smoothing a move across Clasico lines from Barcelona to Real Madrid. That h...

Paris Saint-Germain appoint Thomas Tuchel as coach to replace Unai Emery

With Thomas Tuchel rumoured to the top choice to take over at PSG, the ESPN FC guys question if he has what it takes to succeed in the French capital. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley assesses the interest in former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel and whether or not he belongs at a top club. Paris Saint-Germain have appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new coach, replacing Unai Emery after two years at the helm, the French champions announced on Monday. Tuchel was most recently the coach at Borussia Dortmund but parted ways in May 2017 amid reported disagreements with the club hierarchy, despite guiding the club to the DFB Pokal title three days earlier. He signed a two-year contract with PSG. The 44-year-old has been linked to the job for weeks, as sources told ESPN FC in March that owner...