Dani Alves confirms departure from PSG after two seasons

Brazil international Dani Alves has confirmed that he would be parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain after spending two seasons at the helm. The right-sided defender was a regular feature during his time with the French champions but he has chosen to take up a fresh challenge after opting against a contract extension.

“Today I close another cycle in my life, a cycle of victory, learning and experiences. I would like to thank the PSG family for the opportunity to together build a page in the history of this club. "I would like to thank all the staff for their affection, respect and complicity from day one. You make this club a little more special,” he wrote on Instagram.

Gabriel Jesus admits frustration over his Manchester City role

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has admitted that he is frustrated with his current situation at Manchester City, though he has taken the same with a positive mindset. The striker has been regularly playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero this term and his status is unlikely to change with the Argentine at the peak of his powers.

In a report covered by Gianluca di Marzio, Jesus acknowledged that he has been left annoyed with the reduced gametime with the Citizens. However, he added that the same motivates him to train and work harder in order to earn more opportunities under manager Pep Guardiola, he said: “I want to play, I always want to play. Certainly this situation annoys me, I'm frustrated but with a positive mindset. It gives me the desire to train and work hard. If I enter the pitch late or in the second half, I'm still happy to be able to play and lend a hand. Against Palace, I helped the team a little and i'm truly happy about that.”

Jurgen Klopp describes PSG’s defeat against Manchester United as one of most unlucky ever

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Paris Saint-Germain were unlucky to be eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United last month. The French champions were holding a comfortable 2-0 triumph from the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 on the road but they managed to squander the advantage with United sealing a dramatic 3-1 win at Parc des Princes and progressing through the away goal rule.

In an interview with Canal Footbal Club, Klopp described the defeat as one of the most unlucky ever, given Les Parisiens were the better team during both legs of the Champions League tie, he said: “I know it is not easy to win all these games, really not easy. But they will be French champions this season now that they are out of Champions League, in one of the most unlucky games I have ever seen in my life to be honest. I was watching and I was like ‘wow, it is actually not possible that you lose it,’ and they lost it. It was unlucky. But here they were better in both games and are out. That is pretty rare.”

Felipe Anderson targeting the Brazilian squad for Copa America

West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson has said that he is targeting the Brazil squad for the Copa America after returning to the national team mix this month. The 25-year-old had been out of contention for Selecao duty over the past four years but he has managed to revive his prospects with a strong debut season in the Premier League.

Speaking to West Ham’s official website, Anderson revealed his pleasure over making a comeback to the national side and thanked the club for helping him make the cut. He added that playing in the Copa America remains a target for him and he is optimistic of achieving the same at the end of the campaign.

Pep Guardiola backs Fernandinho for defensive role at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that Fernandinho can find success in the central defensive role as he approaches the final years of his professional career. The Brazil international was recently slotted into the centre-back position alongside Nicolas Otamendi for the Arsenal game and this had raised eyebrows, consider Guardiola had John Stones at his disposal on the bench.

Speaking in a press conference, Guardiola said that the veteran has the attributes to succeed at the heart of the backline despite approaching the twilight of his professional career, he said: “I am pretty sure he can play in that position. He's fast, he's strong in the air and when he has the football in front of him he sees the passes inside, his switch of play is excellent. He is intelligent to [know when to] go forwards and go backwards, he understands everything. He has to train more at it, but I think he can do it. But of course, his position is a midfield player.”

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills says Gabriel Jesus will have to wait for his chance

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills has said that Sergio Aguero remains the first-choice pick for the centre-forward role at Manchester City despite the promising form of Gabriel Jesus this term. The duo have regularly been swapped for the striking duties of late but Aguero has seemingly got a head start amid his strong impact in the big games.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Mills highlighted that Aguero is four years ahead of where Jesus wants to be with the former’s movement and sharpness being a delight to watch. He added that Aguero should remain the undisputed choice to lead the line, provided he can maintain his fitness, he said: "In and around the box his [Aguero’s] movement and his sharpness is class. When he plays for Man City he adds a different dimension. He is three or four years ahead of where Jesus wants to be, if he's fit he is first name on the teamsheet."

The pressure is back on Liverpool after Manchester City defeat – Fernandinho

Brazil international Fernandinho has said that Liverpool are likely to feel the pressure at the top of the Premier League after their recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. The Reds had the opportunity to go 10 points clear of the holders in midweek but that unfortunately did not happen with the Citizens coming up with a strong performance.

Speaking after the game, Fernandinho highlighted that the onus is on Jurgen Klopp’s side to win every match and anything less may bring the Citizens back into the mix for the title, he told Sky Sports: "Four points is going to be interesting for the rest of the season for both teams. They are still leaders and they have a lot of games to play as well. It is not easy to stay there at the top because the pressure is so high. You have to win every game, so we will see what happens in the end. Everyone has this responsibility in mind, to play good football, to try to win every game. You have to prove it in every game, not just on one day."

Gabriel Jesus got ‘scared’ after World Cup scoring woes

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has admitted that his season with the Citizens has been hampered by what happened with him during the summer World Cup in Russia. The Brazil international had gone into the tournament with the aim of becoming their leading star but his performances were far from impressive with no goals in the five outings before the team’s quarter-final elimination.

Speaking to Globo TV, Jesus acknowledged that the disappointment was a particular blow for him, given he had not managed to meet the expectations of the country on the big stage, he said:“That elimination of ours was a blow for all of us, especially for me. I went to the World Cup as a key player and I ended up not scoring. It affects you. I was scarred by that. People will always remember Gabriel who did not score in the World Cup.”

Brazil manager reveals his plans for Manchester City star Fernandinho

Brazil manager Tite has said that Fernandinho remains in his national team plans despite ignoring him since the conclusion of the summer World Cup. The 33-year-old has been a vital figure at the heart of the Selecao’s midfield over the past five years but he has fallen out-of-favour of late with young players in the form of Arthur, Walace, and Allan earning the recognition.

Despite this, Tite has said that Fernandinho still has the chance to return to the national setup, though he can’t assure him of an appearance at the next World Cup, he said: “He will return. I see moral and technical reasons for him to be here. I don’t know if he’ll be picked for the World Cup because of his age, but in the short-term, yes – (because of) his technical quality, the level he is playing at, and his moral quality.”

Sergio Busquets heaps praise on Brazilian teammate after Inter Milan draw

Barcelona superstar Sergio Busquets has heaped praise on Brazilian teammate Malcom after he made a key impact during the 1-1 Champions League draw against Inter Milan on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old joined the Blaugrana from Bordeaux during the summer but he had to wait until late October to earn his maiden start in the Copa Del Rey.

As such, there were already rumours suggesting that he could part ways with the Catalan giants in the New Year but he managed to prove his worth against the Nerazzurri. Malcom scored within two minutes coming off the bench during the dying stages of the second half but his effort were not sufficient to hand the three points with Mauro Icardi levelling the scores before injury-time.