But Paris police confirmed it will go ahead at the 48,000-capacity stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s side head into the tie trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Germany.
According to French outlet Le10Sport, Leonardo reached out to Klopp to sound him out about taking over the reins with current boss Thomas Tuchel under increasing pressure.
The Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto, run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last-16.
The La Liga club has identified Cavani as a potential transfer target in January following their struggles in front of goal under Diego Simeone this term.
With Alvaro Morata the club’s only fit striker, Atletico are sixth in La Liga and have scored just 16 goals from 16 games.
Atletico would be keen to push through a deal in January, but would struggle to cater for Cavani’s wage demands given his current salary worth over €18m in Paris.
PSG are desperate to persuade the 20-year-old to extend his current deal beyond 2022 and are unwilling to enter into negotiations with any suitor next summer.
But, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, PSG are having difficulty managing Mbappe’s ambitions and are worried about his attitude in recent games.
Mbappe was substituted off by PSG coach Thomas Tuchel in their last two Ligue 1 fixtures against Nantes and Montpellier, reacting badly on both occasions.
Paris Saint Germain have reportedly opened talks with their star man Kylian Mbappe, in hope of tying the superstar down to a new deal in the French capital.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has made Mbappe his main priority above all else, as report French publication L’Equipe.
Mbappe has led the forward line for PSG over the last 12 months during the prolonged absence of fellow superstar Neymar.
Paris Saint-Germain will not offer Neymar a new deal as they believe he is already leaving, according to Sport.
The Brazilian’s contract expires in June 2022 and the Ligue 1 champions do not believe there is a rush to extend his current deal.
The 27-year-old has expressed his desire to leave Paris which has greatly cooled the relationship between both parties. So much so that sports director Leonardo insists he will not devote any effort to renew Neymar’s contract.
Neymar’s father, who is negotiating the contract on behalf of his son, is said to be making life incredibly difficult for PSG, in the hope of convincing them to sell.
Neymar can leave Paris Saint-Germain if the right offer comes in, according to the club’s sporting director Leonardo.
In a clear indication of the French club’s growing impatience with the Brazilian, Leonardo told Le Parisien:
‘Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everyone.
‘At the moment we don’t know if anyone wants to buy him or at what price. All this can’t be sorted out in one day, that’s for sure.
Neymar failed to turn up for pre-season training with the rest of the squad on Monday just days after Barcelona’s president Josep Bartomeu admitted:
Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe mean that the French champions have a healthy advantage going into the second leg at the Parc des Princes in three weeks’ time. United were dealt further blows with Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial having to be withdrawn, as well as Paul Pogba being sent off before the final whistle due to picking up a second yellow card
The latest edition of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) expose as a result of leaked documentation makes remarkable allegations.
“European football association UEFA arranged secret settlements with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain that allowed the clubs to cheat its own Financial Fair Play rules by hundreds of millions of euros, a new investigation by EIC Network can reveal.