PSG ban players over Lionel Messi

PSG have BANNED their players talking about Lionel Messi after Leandro Paredes let slip the club’s transfer plans.

The Barcelona great’s Nou Camp contract expires in the summer meaning he is set to become a free agent.

Paredes confirmed his club ARE pursuing his Argentine compatriot Messi just days after dumping him out of the Champions League.

But his comments did not go down well with the Ligue 1 champs – who have now implemented a clampdown on Messi chat.

Paredes told Le Journal Du Dimanche: “They have asked me not to talk about it anymore.

“People didn’t like my position on what I was saying. Some people saw it as disrespectful. This was not the case for me.

“It’s up to Messi to decide calmly at the end of the season what he wants to do with his future.”

Chelsea, Manchester United intensify battle for Barcelona wonderkid

Man Utd and Chelsea are both battling for Ilaix Moriba after missing out on the Barcelona wonderkid in 2019, reports say.

Moriba is the latest youngster to burst into Ronald Koeman’s team this season.

The 18-year-old has made six appearances in all competitions and scored his first-ever goal in their 2-0 win against Osasuna earlier this month.

But Moriba came close to joining Pep Guardiola at Man City two years ago when doubts emerged over a new Barca deal.

He ended up staying at the Nou Camp, but according to Sport, Chelsea and United are still tracking the midfielder.

So too are Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, with clubs said to have asked ex-Barca club director Eric Abidal to take Moriba on loan in the past.

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Chelsea tell Inter Milan, Napoli cost of signing Emerson

Reports claim that Chelsea have told Napoli and Inter Milan the cost of signing Emerson Palmieri .

According to Calciomercato.com, Napoli and Inter are still keeping a close eye on the 26-year-old who will see his contract expire in June 2022.

The report claims Chelsea are open to selling Emerson, but only on their conditions. The Blues have reportedly slapped a €20m price-tag on the former Roma man.

The former Roma defender is a long-time target of both Serie A sides who were linked with securing the player’s services in January.

Emerson has played 11 games across all competitions so far this season.

(Watch Highlights) Arsenal claim victory over Tottenham after comeback in North London derby

Alexandre Lacazette’s second-half penalty helped Arsenal earn a comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur which moves them four points behind their north London rivals.

Erik Lamela’s world class rabona goal put Spurs ahead before Martin Odegaard equalised just before half time.

Arsenal began brightly, with Emile Smith Rowe firing against the crossbar from 25 yards.

Spurs were dealt a blow when Son Heung-min was forced off with an injury but his replacement Lamela produced a stunning “rabona” into the bottom-right corner on 33 minutes.

Cedric Soares shot against a post for Arsenal before Martin Odegaard’s deflected strike, his first Premier League goal, made the score 1-1 on the stroke of half-time.

Arsenal went in front on 64 minutes, with Lacazette converting a penalty after he was fouled by Davinson Sanchez.

Spurs were reduced to 10 men in the 76th minute when Lamela went from hero to villain with two quickfire yellow cards to get himself sent off.

The first was a slide tackle on Thomas Partey and the second was for palming Kieran Tierney in the face.

Harry Kane hit the post with a free-kick at the death but Arsenal held firm.

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Iheanacho steals show, scores hat-trick as Leicester put Sheffield Utd to the sword with Chelsea loanee scoring own goal

It rained goals at the King Power Stadium as Kelechi Iheanacho’s first Premier League hat-trick helped Leicester City to a 5-0 win.

Iheanacho put Leicester in front in the 39th minute, tapping Jamie Vardy’s square ball into an empty net.

Leicester doubled their advantage after 64 minutes through Ayoze Perez, who fired into the bottom-left corner from 20 yards.

Iheanacho latched on to a clever pass by Vardy to finish past Ramsdale for his second goal five minutes later before completing his hat-trick with a powerful low drive.

With 10 minutes left Vardy’s shot was turned into the visitors’ net by Ethan Ampadu to complete a miserable day for Sheffield United’s interim boss Paul Heckingbottom.

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Chelsea star in fraud probe over his Lamborghini

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is caught up in a fraud probe over a crash in his Lamborghini.

According to The Sun, the England and Chelsea winger’s £215,000 supercar was in collision with a ten-year-old Renault driven by a junior doctor. Callum, 20, and two others began filming the medic while asking him to admit liability.

The 29-year-old refused, claiming his car had been hit from behind by the £100,000-a-week player driving the Lamborghini Urus. Callum did not produce documents and is not under investigation after the crash in Wandsworth, South West London, in August.

His lawyers said a “third party”, believed to be his soccer player brother Bradley, 32, submitted the papers. The doctor said: “There was a big jolt when his car hit me.

“I recognised Callum the moment he jumped out of his car. He was wearing his full Chelsea kit and was angry. They started videoing me but I wouldn’t admit it was my fault.

“I waited for his brother to turn up. They mocked me for driving an old car. My insurance company received documentation for a Ferrari and then a Mercedes. I want police to investigate.”

Brazil national team star detained in Sao Paulo

Brazil striker Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa has been detained by police for flouting coronavirus restrictions at an illegal casino in Sao Paulo.

The former Inter Milan star, 24, was found hiding under a table after the hall was raided in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to local police.

Gabigol – now of Brazilian giants Flamengo – was pictured being led away from the premises and placed into a vehicle. A staggering 200 people are claimed to have been inside the makeshift casino, with Sao Paulo currently in the ‘red phase’ state of alert due to a shocking rise in Covid-19 cases.

A police task-force had been tipped off to a party happening at the address – but instead stumbled upon the casino. Sao Paulo officials claimed they saw hoards of people ‘flagrantly consuming alcohol, violating social distancing rules and [not] wearing masks’.

Police chief Eduardo Brotero added he witnessed ‘a rather large underground casino’ where ‘many people crowded together, exposed to contagion’. And Sao Paulo’s vice-mayor, Ricardo Nunes, claimed: “We got a tip-off about a party.

“When we got here we found that in addition to an enormous number of people, more than 200 people in an unventilated room.