TURIN, Italy (AP) — New Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot said conversations with club great Gianluigi Buffon helped convince him to sign with the Italian champion.
PARIS (AP) — Leonardo's return as Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director could be welcome news for coach Thomas Tuchel after a difficult first season.
Frustration for Paris Saint-Germain as transfer window shuts
PARIS (AP) — Transfer deadline-day ended in frustration for Paris Saint-Germain with the failure to sign midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Premier League club Everton.
With Verratti out, PSG coach Tuchel needs Rabiot back now
PARIS (AP) — PSG coach Thomas Tuchel needs Adrien Rabiot back in his team — and soon — because an injury to Marco Verratti has left the French league leader seriously short of options in midfield.
With three weeks to go until Paris Saint-Germain faces Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game, Verratti's injury has come at a bad time.
PSG’s Verratti has sprained left ankle, set for more tests
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has sprained his left ankle and further tests will determine whether he will miss the Champions League game against Manchester United next month.
Verratti limped off in the first half of league leader PSG's 9-0 win against bottom club Guingamp on Saturday and was taken to hospital. Coach Thomas Tuchel said after the game he feared Verratti could be out for a few weeks.
From fan favorite to unwanted: Is Rabiot’s PSG career over?
PARIS (AP) — Adrien Rabiot was once one of Paris Saint-Germain's most promising players: a talented local lad who rose through the ranks to become a huge fan favorite.
Now the relationship between PSG, Rabiot and the fans is so toxic it's beyond repair.
"Because the situation has completely deteriorated, there is no way back," his mother and agent Veronique Rabiot told RTL radio on Wednesday.
Tuchel stands up to player power at PSG, and it worked
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel made a bold move by standing up to big names at a club where player power usually rules.
He dropped 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, widely tipped as soccer's next superstar, and midfielder Adrien Rabiot for the game at Marseille on Sunday night.
PSG playing with more intensity under Tuchel
PARIS (AP) — While Neymar grabbed the headlines for his Champions League hat trick, something else caught the eye of Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel during the 6-1 rout of Red Star Belgrade.
Going through the statistics of Wednesday's game, he found one very much to his liking. Tuchel was thrilled to see PSG had won 71 percent of their tackles in the first half. Although it was achieved against mediocre opposition, it underlined the relentless intensity he is trying to instill.
Neymar scores early goal as PSG starts season with 3-0 win
PARIS (AP) — Neymar took just 10 minutes to score defending champion Paris Saint-Germain's first goal of the season, and teen striker Timothy Weah netted the first of his French league career, in a 3-0 home win against Caen on Sunday.
On the same pitch where he broke his foot against Marseille six months ago, Neymar ran onto a pass from midfielder Christopher Nkunku and coolly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Brice Samba and into the bottom left corner.
ROME (AP) — The man who scored the winning goal in the last World Cup.
The best young player in the English Premier League.
A striker who scored a total of 53 goals in Serie A the last two seasons.
Mario Goetze, Leroy Sane and Mauro Icardi have achieved plenty in their careers. But they won't be achieving anything at the upcoming World Cup. Along with the likes of Alvaro Morata and Adrien Rabiot, they belong to a group of elite players left off their national team squads.
PARIS (AP) — Adrien Rabiot made a "huge mistake" by asking to be taken off the list of reserve players for the World Cup, France coach Didier Deschamps said Wednesday.
Speaking at France's training camp, Deschamps said Rabiot sent him an email earlier this week letting him know he was not prepared to be a standby player.
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder was left out of France's 23-man World Cup squad last week and was instead named in a list of players who could be called up in case of injury.
PSG beats Guingamp 4-2 to reach last 16 of French Cup
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain reached the last 16 of the French Cup with a 4-2 home win against Guingamp on Wednesday.
PSG dominated on set pieces, with midfielder Adrien Rabiot heading home a corner from the right in the 21st minute and Guingamp midfielder Lucas Deaux scoring an own goal from winger Angel Di Maria's free kick from the left four minutes later.
French league suspends goal-line technology after ‘failings’
PARIS (AP) — The French football league has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week.
The LFP informed the company GoalControl "of the immediate suspension" of its technology following "two more technical failings" in matches, it said in a statement late Thursday.
Draxler marks PSG debut with a goal in 7-0 French Cup win
Germany winger Julian Draxler marked his Paris Saint-Germain debut with a fine goal as the French Cup holder thrashed Bastia 7-0 to reach the fourth round on Saturday.
Draxler joined from German club Wolfsburg this week in a deal reportedly worth up to 47 million euros ($49 million). He came off the bench in the 58th minute with the score already 4-0, thanks to goals from center half Thiago Silva and midfielders Adrien Rabiot, Christopher Nkunku and Thiago Motta.
PSG’s attack bails out poor defense in 3-0 win vs. Basel
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's attack bailed out its shaky defense in an unconvincing 3-0 win against Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday.
By the time winger Angel Di Maria scored five minutes before halftime, the visitors had already missed several chances in a match more even than the result suggested. Better sides would have punished PSG.