Emirates Stadium

Next Game

Arsenal v Burnley

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

S'land 0 - 2 Arsenal

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

PSG chief a fan of Rooney

Paris Saint Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has told Sky Sports News that the club are interested in Wayne Rooney - but has denied making a formal approach.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 22:16 Post Comment

The Champions League returns on Tuesday, and there is quite a game in store in France as big spending PSG take on Barcelona.

Ahead of the clash with Barca, Al-Khelaifi spoke with Sky Sports News' chief news reporter Bryan Swanson, and he revealed that he is happy to see big-name players linked with the club, as it highlights their progress.

"Thankfully there is a lot of players really interested in the club, this was not the case when we bought the club," he told Sky Sports.

Quizzed about their reported interest in Rooney, he admitted to being a fan of the Manchester United forward - but denied making any approaches.

"I think we didn't talk honestly, he is a great player, he is one of the best strikers in the world," he said.

"I think everyone would like to have him but if you want to talk about the fact, we didn't approach him."

PSG have also been linked with the possible appointment of Arsene Wenger, but he also played this down.

"Arsene Wenger is a great manager and has done a great job with Arsenal," he said.

"But he has a contract for another year I believe I heard in the media and so he is I think staying in Arsenal but I cannot talk on his behalf, I don't know what he will decide but we have Carlo and we are very satisfied with Carlo Ancelotti."

Al-Khelaifi says the club's owners, the Qatar Investment Authority, will continue to 'invest' in PSG.

"We invest some money in the club, but we have to if we want to be in the top five clubs in Europe, we have to invest," he said.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

s that Subbuteo's Shaun Wright-Phillips? Crikey, I thought he'd retired. Although I guess 'Only' QPR is like a retirement home.

duckman
The Earl Grey Gossip

C

an we release him in January?

dhirt11
Gerrard: I would leave Anfield

E

xcellent! Not sure if he is any good as a manager (never thought about it) but the 'headbutt in the technical area' and what he said to Pelligrini were just brilliant, it was as if he was trying to recreate the end of the Alan Partridge Xmas special when Alan punched a man in a wheelchair and verbally abused Tony Heirs.

beachend
Football Managers On TV: Alan Pardew

Footer 365

Premier League: Louis Van Gaal confirms Wayne Rooney will captain United in Manchester derby

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play and will captain Manchester United in Sunday's derby against City.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus shrugs off transfer talk

Marco Reus insists his future is the last of his concerns amid reports Bayern Munich want to sign the Dortmund ace.

Premier League: Wenger not ruling out Arsenal title bid

Arsene Wenger is not ruling the Gunners out of the title race despite being nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property