According to French TV channel Telefoot, Edinson Cavani will become Paris Saint-Germain’s highest earner when he signs an imminent contract extension. Telefoot’s Justin Maynard says that Cavani told them the contract will be through the summer of 2020. “If I score a lot, I’m happy,” Cavani said to Telefoot. “I want to stay in Paris, I’m fine here, I love the city. My extension? It will happen.” Score goals he has. In the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cavani has bagged a whopping 24 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season, including 18 in 18 in the league, nearly half of PSG’s goal tally in league play. Cavani has carried that form over to international play, having
Real Madrid are on the verge of completing the signing of young Swedish striker Alexander Isak from AIK, reports say. Dubbed as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Isak has been linked with several top clubs across Europe, including Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Spanish daily Marca claims Real are on the verge of agreeing a five-year deal with Isak, who is expected to be loaned back to AIK as a result of the transfer embargo placed on the Spanish giants.
Ivory Coast made a disappointing start to their Africa Cup of Nations title defence Monday when held 0-0 by lowest Group C seeds Togo in Gabonese town Oyem. Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier came close to breaking the deadlock with two minutes remaining, heading a cross narrowly wide in a match that failed to sparkle. "It is not the start that we would have liked," admitted Ivory Coast coach Michel Dussuyer, who succeeded French Ligue 1-bound Herve Renard after the 2015 triumph.