Thursday 18 January 2018

€22m pay-off for Blanc

Laurent Blanc. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire.
Laurent Blanc. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire. Sportsdesk

Laurent Blanc has parted company with Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a €22m severance deal with the club.

Blanc, who signed a new two-year contract in February, is expected to be replaced by Basque coach Unai Emery, who left Sevilla last week.

Blanc's future at PSG appeared in jeopardy three weeks ago when club president Nasser al Khelaifi described the 2015-16 season as a failure because of elimination from the Champions League by Manchester City at the quarter-finals stage.

PSG won a second successive domestic treble, but Champions League progress stagnated as they lost in the last eight for the fourth season in a row.

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of €38m with Marseille for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi.

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