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Cristiano Ronaldo latest: Paris St Germain rule out move

Really Mega-rich PSG rule out bid for 'sad' Ronaldo… because Ibrahimovic is 'better'

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UPDATED:

14:27 GMT, 4 September 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Paris St Germain have ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo – claiming Zlatan Ibrahimovic is better in front of goal.

The Portugal captain whipped up a media storm at the weekend when he suggested he was unhappy with life with the Spanish champions, and a who's who of Europe's big-hitters were quickly touted as possible suitors.

PSG were put alongside the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea as being interested in his signature, but according to sporting director Leonardo, his club are not looking to recruit the 27-year-old.

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

Best of the best: PSG believe Zlatan Ibrahimovic trumps Cristiano Ronaldo

The former Brazil international also implied current forward Ibrahimovic is a better player than Ronaldo, telling radio station RMC: 'We're very happy with our transfer market dealings. Many things are said about PSG – too many, maybe.

'Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player. We don't talk about others teams' players – that's respect.

Farewell Ronaldo could quit Real Madrid after admitting he is 'sad'

Farewell Ronaldo could quit Real Madrid after admitting he is 'sad'

'Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. So why hire Ronaldo Zlatan is unique. When we talk about the best players, there is Ronaldo and Messi – but they are not strikers. The best striker, that's Zlatan.'

Talk of Ronaldo`s unrest first came to light after he barely celebrated his two goals for Madrid against Granada at the weekend.

Speaking to reporters afterwards, he said: 'I didn't celebrate the goals because I'm a little sad.

International star: Ronaldo reports for duty with Portugal

International star: Ronaldo reports for duty with Portugal

International star: Ronaldo reports for duty with Portugal

'The people inside the club know why it is. I'm not going to say anything more.'

He has scored 150 goals in 149 matches for the club since moving from Manchester United.

IS THIS WHY RONALDO IS SAD

Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading out of Real Madrid after his reaction at the weekend.

Could the reason be that despite his phenomenal record in front of goal, he is 'only' the world's tenth best-paid player

These are the players who earn more:

Samuel Eto'o Anzhi €20mZlatan Ibrahimovic PSG €14.5mWayne Rooney Man Utd €13.8mYaya Toure Manchester City €13mSergio Aguero Man City €12.5mDidier Drogba Shanghai €12mFernando Torres Chelsea €10.8mDario Conca Guangzhou €10.6m
Lionel Messi Barcelona €10.5mCristiano Ronaldo Real €10m

Euro 2012: Alan Shearer does not want penalties when England play Italy

No penalties… please! Shearer hoping quarter-final can be decided without spot-kicks

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UPDATED:

11:35 GMT, 23 June 2012

Alan Shearer hopes England's Euro 2012 quarter-final encounter against Italy on Sunday night will not be decided by a penalty shootout.

Shearer, who scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for England, found the net in all three of his shootouts – against Germany and Spain in Euro 96 and Argentina in the World Cup two years later.

Unhappy memories: Shearer reacts after England's loss to Argentina on penalties at the 1998 World Cup

Unhappy memories: Shearer reacts after England's loss to Argentina on penalties at the 1998 World Cup

The former Newcastle and Blackburn striker, however, believes the experience is a dreadful one.

'I would not wish the experience of taking it on my worst enemy,' Shearer said in his column in The Sun.

'I used to be supremely confident in my ability to score from the spot. I took part in three shootouts, two in Euro '96 and one at France '98 – and scored in them all.

'Yet I can still remember how it felt in those seconds before. The walk from the centre circle to the penalty box is about 40 yards but it feels like four miles.

Last time out: England lost to Portugal on penalties in the 2006 World Cup

Last time out: England lost to Portugal on penalties in the 2006 World Cup

'Physically you feel the tension and your heart is going 100 times faster than normal. No matter how many times you've practised, nothing can replicate that moment.'

There has been much talk amongst media and fans alike that England's fate will be decided by a shootout, with speculation mounting over who manager Roy Hodgson's first choice five takers would be.

And Shearer added: 'I will feel for those players with the responsibility against Italy on Sunday – if it comes to it. But I'd tell them don't change your mind, be confident.

'It's all about taking control of the moment and not letting the moment take control of you.'

Arjen Robben puts Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United on alert

I'm considering my options! 10m Robben puts Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and United on alert

Dutch master Arjen Robben has opened the door on a move back to the Barclays Premier League, just days after slaying England at Wembley.

Robben is unhappy with life at Bayern Munich and admits he is considering his options – which will interest the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Holland ran out 3-2 victors over the Three Lions in last week's friendly at Wembley where Robben bagged two stunning goals.

Flying Dutchman: Robben was Holland's star at Wembley

Flying Dutchman: Robben was Holland's star at Wembley

But he has now conceded he is open to moving away from the Bundesliga and could be picked up for as little as 10million as he has just one year remaining on his current deal.

Robben told the Sunday Mirror: 'I don't have an ideal situation in Germany. I am now considering the options I have and I will get.

'It was great to play at Wembley and to see many people I know. It was only my second international game for Holland since the World Cup and it was great that this was in London at Wembley.

Considering his options: Robben isn't happy with life in Germany

Considering his options: Robben isn't happy with life in Germany

'I can try put up a brave face and make out all the things in Munich do not effect me, but of course it gets on my nerves and effects me.

'I just needed this game against England so much. It was a joy to be playing at my best again.'

Blue is the colour: Chelsea could be tempted to re-sign their former player

Blue is the colour: Chelsea could be tempted to re-sign their former player

Sir Alex Ferguson labels Manchester United loss "a disaster"

Disaster! Ferguson hits out at United flops but refuses to blame De Gea for Blackburn loss

Sir Alex Ferguson has branded Manchester United”s stunning 3-2 home defeat to Blackburn this afternoon as “a disaster”.

United fell two behind to a couple of Yakubu efforts either side of the interval but quickly replied through Dimitar Berbatov, whose brace took his tally to five in two games.

However, as the pressure for a winner intensified, Blackburn broke and when David de Gea failed to collect a Morten Gamst Pedersen corner 10 minutes from time, Grant Hanley nodded the winner from close range.

Where

Where”s the “keeper David de Gea was culpable for Blackburn Rovers” winner

“It is a disaster,” said Ferguson, whose side failed in their quest to mark his 70th birthday by claiming top spot in the Barclays Premier League. “I never expected it. We lost two terrible goals and you can”t do that.”

After successive clean sheets from Anders Lindegaard, questions will now be asked over De Gea, who appeared to have recovered from his early season worries to reaffirm his status as United”s No 1.

The Spain Under 21 star”s culpability for Blackburn”s winner seemed obvious, although Ferguson refused to apportion blame.

Unhappy birthday: United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

Unhappy birthday: United boss Sir Alex Ferguson

“We all could have done better,” he said, when asked about De Gea. “It was a bad goal to lose.”

Ferguson”s annoyance was rammed home in even more forceful fashion by former Blackburn defender Phil Jones, who was facing his former club in a fixture he lost 7-1 with Rovers last term.

“I am gutted,” he said. “The manager”s birthday as well. We weren”t at the races. Too slow, too laboured. Not quick enough. The injuries don”t help. But they are no excuse. We were nowhere near good enough.”

In fact, Jones felt United had not done themselves any favours by getting back on level terms so quickly.

“That was our downfall, coming back too soon,” he said. “I think we thought we had won it. We got two back, we thought we had won it and we eased off.

“They punished us. They thoroughly deserved their win. We weren”t at the races today. It will be a bad New Year”s Eve.

“I feel worse today than when we got smashed 7-1 last season playing for Blackburn. That puts into perspective how disappointed I am.”

For Blackburn boss Steve Kean it represented a stunning change in fortunes less than two weeks after it appeared certain he would be sacked after a terrible home defeat to Bolton.

“To come to a place like this and get a result is up there with our best wins,” he said. “As soon as it went to 2-1, we were thinking it was going to be tough. And at 2-2, it would have been a good point.”