Wednesday February 14 2018
Thiago Motta not in PSG squad

Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta has not been included in Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for their trip to the Bernabeu.

The Italian international has suffered extensive injury problems this season but despite making a comeback recently against Sochaux, he has not been risked for Wednesday night’s clash.

The 35-year-old’s position is likely to be taken by former Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, who was signed by the Parisians in January.

Friday July 28 2017
Motta: PSG discuss Neymar move

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has confirmed he and his teammates regularly discuss Barcelona star Neymar joining the club.

The Brazilian-born Italian international is one of a number of a strong Brazil contingent at the club, who the former Santos forward has reportedly told of his intention of joining the Parisians.

“Of course we speak about it,” Motta is quoted by ESPN as telling journalists in response to whether he and his teammates had discussed Neymar’s arrival.

Thursday March 9 2017
Motta runs over protesting fan - report

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta struck a protesting fan with his car on Wednesday night when leaving Bourget airport, say reports.

The man, who reportedly suffered an injury to his back, was transported to a nearby hospital in Saint Denis for treatment, although his injuries are not thought to be serious says a report in RMC France.

Saturday August 29 2015
Official: Atleti sign Kranevitter

Matias Kranevitter says he is “grateful” and very happy” about joining Atletico Madrid from River Plate on a five-year contract

The Argentine's arrival brings an end to Atleti's summer-long search for a defensive midfielder, although he will not start playing for his new club until the conclusion of the Club World Cup in December, which River are participating in.

“I'm grateful to Atletico Madrid for this opportunity that they've given me,” he told Los Colchoneros' official website.

Monday August 17 2015
Motta: I could leave PSG

Atletico Madrid target Thiago Motta has blown speculation about his Paris Saint-Germain future wide open again by revealing he is open to leaving.

The Italy midfielder’s future at Parc des Princes had been the subject of huge uncertainty, with PSG reincorporating him into their first-team plans and the player previously stating that his focus was on securing a move to Los Rojiblancos, and the collision course between the two parties may be about to erupt once more..

Sunday August 16 2015
Blanc hopes for Motta stay

Laurent Blanc has revealed that he hopes Thiago Motta will remain a Paris Saint-Germain player beyond September 1, amid interest from Atletico Madrid.

The Italy midfielder appeared to be heading out of Parc des Princes for a return to Los Colchoneros, with the player having confirmed that he was intent on pursuing the possibility, but he has since played his way back into contention.

Sunday August 9 2015
Blanc: PSG want to keep Motta, but...

Laurent Blanc has reiterated Paris Saint-Germain’s desire to keep Atletico Madrid target Thiago Motta but admits “there are things that are out of our control”.

The Italy midfielder was forced to play the second half of PSG’s 1-0 victory over Lille on Friday following Adrien Rabiot’s 28th-minute dismissal, despite having been absent throughout pre-season.

“We want to keep Motta, but there are things that are out of our control,” he said after the game.

Friday August 7 2015
PSG rule out Motta exit

Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted that Atletico Madrid target Thiago Motta will not leave the club this month.

The Italy international recently announced his desire to quit Parc des Princes for a return to Los Colchoneros, who are in the market for a new defensive midfielder following Mario Suarez’s departure to Fiorentina, but the patron has made it clear that the player will honour the final year of his contract.

Tuesday August 4 2015
PSG intent on keeping Motta

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly informed Thiago Motta they have no intention of letting him leave despite Atletico Madrid’s interest.

AS claim PSG Coach Laurent Blanc has declared Motta to be too important to let walk away although his insistence has had little impact on Motta’s intentions.

The former Barcelona midfielder still wants to go and is willing to be patient, it’s said, and Atletico haven’t been put off either.

Sunday July 26 2015
Motta has Atleti ‘in mind’

Thiago Motta admits he already has Atletico Madrid “in mind” after announcing his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Brazil-born Italy midfielder, who spent an injury-ravaged 2007-08 at the Vicente Calderon, has been heavily linked with a return to Atleti, and he has made it clear that he plans to push through a move “as soon as possible”.

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