Hansi Flick hopes Bayern Munich benefit from a little luck as they aim to put the cherry on top of an excellent season by winning the Champions League.

Bayern excelled after the coronavirus-enforced break in the season, turning a potential title battle with Borussia Dortmund into a procession before lifting the DFB-Pokal to complete a domestic double.

After enjoying a short break, their focus switches to Europe. They have a last-16 tie with Chelsea to complete, having won the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in February.

The German side are not only expected to progress at the expense of the Blues but also challenge for the trophy when the knockout stages continue in Portugal, even if the draw has not been kind.

Flick is unwilling to get too carried away, though.

"We did what we had to do in winning the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal," the Bayern boss told the media on Sunday.

"We achieved what is expected of us every year. Now it's about winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what's special.

"But I don't want to look too far ahead. If you look at the path ahead of us, it's not going to be easy to get to the final, even if we get past Chelsea.

"You need to be ready and absolutely 100 per cent alert when these tournaments start – that's what we expect from our players. We expect absolute quality, absolute concentration and absolute intensity – and maybe a little bit of luck.

"What's important for me is that people realise that I'm very optimistic. I look at Bayern, this team and this squad of players, in a very positive way. It's a real joy for the coaches who work here.

"I'm absolutely thrilled with my team, with the atmosphere in the locker room and the coaching team. Everyone is desperate and determined to win. 

"We know that you need a bit of luck, but we want to do everything we can to be prepared."

Bayern will face the winner of the incomplete tie between Barcelona and Napoli in the last eight, while Real Madrid, Manchester City or Juventus are potential opponents in the semi-finals.

Yet Flick's primary focus is Chelsea, who have impressed him recently with their performances in the Premier League.

"We have to walk through the quarter-final door now, make sure we win that home game against Chelsea, or at least make it through to the next round," he said. 

"We need to try to win to gain more confidence, then go to where we all want to go – Lisbon and this Champions League tournament.

"But first we have this Chelsea obstacle, they’ve been playing a very impressive style in the last few weeks and it’s going to be important to be concentrated, focused and approach the game that way."

Bayern Munich are awaiting updates after Benjamin Pavard suffered an injury two weeks out from the Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea.

Pavard reportedly injured his ankle in a training game on Sunday and had to cut the session short to receive treatment.

The scare comes as Bayern step up preparations for their August 8 clash with Frank Lampard's side in Munich, where they will look to defend a 3-0 lead from the first game.

"Benjamin Pavard sustained an injury," head coach Hansi Flick confirmed in a media conference after training on Sunday.

"We are not quite sure exactly what happened, we will have to wait for the diagnosis now. We're not quite sure how long he will be missing, or if he will be missing. We will have to wait and see."

There was better news for Niklas Sule, who continues to work his way back from a serious knee injury.

The centre-back has not played since rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in October, although he did make the bench for the DFP-Pokal final win over Bayer Leverkusen this month.

Sule, 24, put in extra training time while his team-mates took a break after that match and the Germany international could get the chance to prove his fitness in a friendly against Marseille on Friday.

"I'm very happy with him, with the way he's training and the intensity he's training with," Flick said.

"I assume he's at 100 per cent, we've been working on that. During the holiday, he stayed here and worked with our staff, so he is on track.

"He's missing match practice, but we possibly have the opportunity for him to play against Marseille. We shall see what happens."

New signings Leroy Sane and Tanguy Kouassi are ineligible to face Chelsea and will not be used in the Marseille match, but Flick has been happy with how the pair have adapted to their surroundings.

"All of the new players have integrated well," he said. "For them, it's a new environment so they might need a little time, but I'm very happy with how things are going.

"With Kouassi, we all know that he's an outstanding football player and that we will greatly benefit from him.

"We know in the last few months he's had a couple of injury problems, so we are all hoping that, following this recent injury, he can train pain-free, possibly play. We will have to see what happens in the next couple of days and see what happens.

"I can only confirm that the new signings will not play against Marseille or in the Champions League."

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted it will not be the "end of the journey" regardless of the result against Leicester City as he looks beyond the Premier League's top four.

Champions League qualification is on the line, with third-placed United above Chelsea on goal difference and a point clear of Leicester ahead of their final-day trip to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

With United eyeing a return to the Champions League, Solskjaer said sealing a spot in Europe's premier club competition would be a step towards chasing down Premier League holders Liverpool and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

"We've not ended up anywhere yet," Solskjaer, whose United have not won the Premier League since Alex Ferguson's final season in 2012-13, said. "If we get a result against Leicester I think people will say we've not had a bad journey this season.

"But whatever happens, it won't be the end of the journey because we've still got some catching up to do on the two teams ahead of us."

Solskjaer said: "If you want to be part of Manchester United you have to get used to pressure in the final match of the season.

"It's nothing new, it's what this club has been built on. We have given ourselves a fantastic chance to end the season on a high, and now it's up to us to take it."

"It's not the most important game of the season, it's just the next game, and you can ask anyone in football, the next game is always the most important," he continued.

"The result won't define our season because we've already had many defining moments this season. Bruno Fernandes coming in made a massive difference, and I think our overall fitness and mental robustness is so much better now than it was last season."

Pep Guardiola does not believe Manchester City need to reflect on previous Champions League exits or their failed Premier League title defence as they prepare for Real Madrid.

City are aiming to triumph in Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 2019-20 but must first get past Madrid, the 13-time winners, who they lead 2-1 after their last-16 first leg.

Recent seasons have seen Guardiola's side thrashed by Liverpool and lose agonisingly to Tottenham in the knockout stages, despite dominating the Premier League.

This term, however, Liverpool streaked clear in the league, leaving City to reflect on an underwhelming domestic campaign in which they also ceded their FA Cup title.

It was put to Guardiola that his team would not be short of motivating factors as they look to finally deliver the European crown, but the Catalan manager insists such contemplation is unnecessary.

"What I want is to do a good game," Guardiola said. "It's absolutely a final. For us, for Madrid, it's a final.

"The plan will be to avoid making mistakes and to play a football game like we [can].

"I think what happened in the past is not going to make you play better. What happened in the past is the past. Sometimes it is what it is. Accept it.

"It's life. It's not perfect, it doesn't work perfect for all of us, in our private lives, in our professional lives either.

"The motivation is to go through, to prove to ourselves we can do a good game and beat Real Madrid. That is the only thing you are able to do.

"What happened in the past will not give you an advantage or something special for the future, for the game against Real Madrid.

"It's only if we play a good game in all departments, with all the issues we have to work on in these two weeks, that is going to give the opportunity to win the game and go through."

Asked if his players have the required hunger, Pep replied with a laugh: "If they don't have it, we will have a problem. We will not go through.

"This game is about the desire. It's Real Madrid. We know the quality they have in all departments. The players know the European leagues, they know.

"They were sitting there watching the last finals of the Champions League when Madrid was there. They know it. It's not necessary to tell them something special.

"We are going to talk a little bit about what we are going to do in this game. It's nothing special from what we've done this season. The tactics are not going to win this game, the tactics or something special.

"It's the energy that we have inside all of us, the club, all of us. That will give us more opportunity to go through - nothing more than this.

"I think with this kind of game, the special games, you know the desire of every single player to try to win."

Juventus' form has tailed off with the Serie A title in sight, but Maurizio Sarri has been encouraged by their mentality in dropping points compared to previous slip-ups.

The Bianconeri will claim a ninth straight Scudetto if they beat Sampdoria on Sunday, yet Sarri's side let a similar opportunity pass them by against Udinese in midweek.

A late defeat meant Juve have won just one of their past five matches, also losing to Milan while drawing with Atalanta and Sassuolo.

However, Sarri suggests the team have made errors in recent weeks due to their efforts to keep attacking - despite fatigue amid a packed schedule.

Prior losses had seen the head coach criticise a passive approach, but he feels that is not now the case.

"The physical aspect is the same for everyone," Sarri told a pre-match news conference. "The symptoms of physical and mental fatigue are present in all the teams.

"Emptying your head and then immediately getting ready for the next game in a few days is not so automatic and simple.

"We have lost organisation but, if you want, this is also a positive sign. We have lost organisation because of the desire to always attack forward even if there is no possibility of doing so.

"It is a mistake that has made us lose our distances. But unlike other times when we have been in difficulty because of being passive, this time we have gone too far.

"I like this - not losing organisation but that mentality. An error like this is more easily attributed to being normal than another error."

Sarri urged his team to continue to "play with combativeness" against Sampdoria, while he added there is no concern Juve's focus could slip further with their Champions League last-16 second leg against Lyon on the horizon.

In fact, the coach claimed a busy domestic fixture list has prevented him from making any plans for their European tie.

"We are not doing any preparation because we are playing every 72 hours so it is impossible to do any kind of work," he explained.

"I think we will prepare for tomorrow's game in 30 to 40 minutes tomorrow morning because even today there will be some players who will need a few hours of recovery.

"Right now there is no one who is working physically except players who were out for a few days and can go and do special jobs.

"I don't think about the Champions League and I don't want to think about it. It is a fascinating competition but a team evaluates itself on the league. It is the most indicative competition because it lasts 10 months, this year 12.

"There are two weeks to the Champions League game so we now have seven or eight days to devote only and exclusively to the league without any second thought."

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe has suffered a "serious" sprain to his right ankle. 

The forward was hurt by a strong challenge from Loic Perrin, who was sent off, in PSG's 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in Friday's Coupe de France final. 

The France star was seen on crutches while celebrating the win with his team-mates and underwent tests on Saturday. 

PSG announced in a statement that he has a "serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis". 

Mbappe is likely to be a doubt for PSG's Champions League quarter-final clash with Atalanta, which takes place in Lisbon on August 12. 

He is also expected to miss the rearranged Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon on July 31. 

Earlier on Saturday, Mbappe posted on Twitter: "Waking up as a winner, there's no better feeling possible. Thank you all for your messages, I'm deeply touched. Kisses to all and have a good weekend." 

PSG also confirmed Thilo Kehrer will be out of action for four to five days after sustaining bruising to his right hip bone. 

However, Abdou Diallo and Juan Bernat are set to resume full training on Monday. 

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini bemoaned Kylian Mbappe's injury as he claimed he hopes to face a fully fit Paris Saint-Germain side when his team take on the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League.

While Atalanta's Serie A title hopes were all but extinguished by a 1-1 draw against Milan at San Siro on Friday, PSG returned to competitive action for the first time since March with a 1-0 triumph over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final. 

Their victory came at a cost, however, with star forward Mbappe going off injured following a robust challenge from Loic Perrin in the 31st minute.

Mbappe later returned to the bench on crutches with one leg in a brace, and seems a major doubt for PSG's Champions League clash with Atalanta in Portugal next month.

However, when informed of Mbappe's injury, Gasperini lamented the fact PSG may be without one of their best players.

"I'm sorry for him, I didn't know," Gasperini told Sky Italia. "Mbappe is a great guy, I hope it's not serious.

"We don't want to win due to the misfortunes of others.

"In fact, if you win against these types of players, your result means even more."

Atalanta's draw leaves them five points shy of Serie A leaders Juventus, with Maurizio Sarri's side able to clinch their ninth successive Scudetto with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday, though a point would be enough if both Inter and Lazio fail to win their matches.

Gasperini, though, decided to take a positive approach.

"This was an important game for the run-in, it's not easy to play Milan these days," he added. 

"We conceded in the first few minutes, then we regained balance and had a good game. I would say it's an excellent point."

Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring in the 14th minute, with Ruslan Malinovskiy missing a penalty for Atalanta before Duvan Zapata drew them level.

The Champions League remains the Holy Grail for Paris Saint-Germain, but Lady Luck seems intent on keeping it out of their reach.

Neymar's first-half winner against Saint-Etienne in Friday's Coupe de France final delivered a 1-0 victory and a third trophy to the PSG cabinet, and a fourth domestic prize will follow in seven days' time if Thomas Tuchel's side can defeat Lyon in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue showpiece.

But continuing to conquer France is not the MO for Tuchel, for he was brought to the French capital in 2018 to rule the continent too.

Champions League success has forever eluded PSG, despite their Qatari owners assembling a squad that remains the envy of most of their rivals.

Indeed, in the first two years since Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were brought to Paris at great expense in 2017 - the last 16 remained the hurdle they could not clear.

There was a mitigating factor in both years - the loss of Neymar to an untimely injury.

Between the first and second legs against Real Madrid in 2018, the world's most expensive player fractured his metatarsal, prematurely ending his domestic season in February as PSG suffered a 5-2 aggregate loss to the eventual Champions League winners.

Last year it was an ankle problem that sidelined Neymar as Manchester United completed an improbable comeback at the Parc des Princes when Marcus Rashford's penalty sealed a triumph on away goals.

This season it was supposed to be different. PSG had already cleared the last-16 hurdle, showing mettle many thought they may not possess by beating Borussia Dortmund despite losing the first leg.

Pre-lockdown Neymar and Mbappe were fit and firing. PSG would stroll into Lisbon in August as the freshest team as a result of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season being halted in March.

The draw provided cause for optimism too. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were all on the other side. Beat Atalanta in the last eight on August 12 and only RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid would stand between Tuchel's men and a first final.

But just as the path to the Holy Grail appeared to be clearing, PSG stumbled upon a roadblock on Friday that may prove insurmountable.

As Mbappe surged forward, a first-half lunge from Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin ended his progress, the PSG striker's right ankle buckling in the tackle.

It provoked a furious reaction from the PSG squad, memories of Neymar's absences in previous campaigns perhaps fresh in their mind, and led to Mbappe's substitution.

That Perrin was eventually sent off following a VAR review - effectively ending Saint-Etienne's hopes of victory in the final - was scant consolation for the team that has reigned over France for years.

The Champions League is the prize they crave the most and, with their quarter-final kicking off in just 19 days' time, PSG may have to do once again do without one of their leading men.

And that's why the enduring image from what should have been a night of celebration was not of the trophy lift, but of Mbappe on crutches and in a lower-leg brace.

Paris Saint-Germain's preparations for the Champions League restart were dealt a blow when striker Kylian Mbappe limped off in the first half of a fiery Coupe de France final on Friday.

The striker was forced off with an apparent ankle injury following a cynical tackle that earned Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin a red card.

Mbappe was scythed down by Perrin as he was about to sprint away from the defender at full tilt, sparking a mass melee with PSG leading 1-0 just before the half-hour mark at Stade de France.

Perrin was initially shown a yellow card, but that was changed to a red after referee Amaury Delerue had another look at the challenge on a pitch-side monitor.

France striker Mbappe looked in considerable pain and could not continue following treatment at the side of the field in the first competitive game of professional football in France since the season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Delerue also dished out four yellow cards as tempers flared following the incident, which came after Neymar had given the Ligue 1 champions the lead.

PSG, who also lost Thilo Kehrer to an early injury, face Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final next Friday and will head to Portugal for the latter stages of the Champions League at the start of August.

Thomas Tuchel's side have been drawn against Atalanta in the last eight in a one-off tie that will take place on August 12.

Juventus winger Douglas Costa could be out for the rest of the season due to an adductor injury.

Costa was a second-half substitute in Thursday's shock 2-1 loss to Udinese, a game in which Juve would have sealed a ninth straight Serie A title with a win.

The Brazil international is set for an initial 15 days on the sidelines, meaning he will miss the Bianconeri's three remaining league matches and the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Lyon.

"Douglas Costa underwent magnetic resonance imaging at J Medical this morning, which revealed a second-degree injury to the long adductor muscle of his right thigh. It will be re-evaluated in 15 days," a Juve statement read.

Maurizio Sarri's side will hope to wrap up the Scudetto at home to Sampdoria on Sunday.

They will face Cagliari and Roma before attempting overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg against Lyon and book their spot in the Lisbon mini-tournament to decide the winner of the Champions League.

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says there will be more pressure on Manchester United in Sunday's crunch clash at the King Power Stadium as they "need" rather than want to be in the Champions League.

The Foxes looked certain to be heading for a top-four finish, but have won just two of eight Premier League matches since the season resumed following a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Leicester will start the final game of the season against United a point behind their opponents and Chelsea, who are at home to Wolves.

Rodgers insists it will be a good season for his side regardless of the outcome this weekend, while competing in the Champions League is a must for the Red Devils.

The former Liverpool manager said: "There is a difference where we want to be in the Champions League, but when you're a club like Manchester United, there’s a need to be in the Champions League.

"We want to be in it, but if we fall short, it's still been a really good season."

Rodgers is relishing the opportunity to contest a game of such magnitude.

"I've been involved in finals and two-legged games where games mean everything so I'm not new to the situation. It's just very exciting," he said.

"Sometimes things peter out in a season, but for us this is what you're looking for. Our season doesn't finish until the very end, we can finish on a high."

Rodgers added "We are playing one of the superpowers of world football with a chance to go above them and get into the Champions League. We have one last shot, and that tells you how well the players have done."

Injury-hit Leicester are set to have winger Marc Albrighton back in contention.

Pep Guardiola hopes to see progress from Manchester City against Norwich City as they prepare for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid.

EFL Cup winners City lost their Premier League crown and could not retain the FA Cup but may yet triumph in Europe's elite club competition for the first time.

Guardiola's side lead Madrid 2-1 after the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in February, meaning they need only protect their advantage to reach the eight-team finals tournament in Lisbon.

But the manager was concerned by the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal last weekend and still saw room for improvement in a 4-0 midweek thrashing of Watford as he considers his Champions League team selection.

With City on 97 league goals ahead of the Norwich game on the final day, Guardiola told reporters: "It's nice to score goals, but we cannot deny it is not enough to finish [higher].

"We are 18 points behind Liverpool, so we have to analyse what happened and every game must be a target. Maybe scoring 100 goals will help to win the game.

"Then we will see the players preparing the game against Madrid; this game against Norwich and the way they train this week, we are going to pay attention to prepare to play against Madrid.

"Every day will be an exam for me to see who is ready to play this game. I would say against Arsenal we were not ready. Against Watford, it was a little bit better, but we still need to improve."

Sergio Aguero has been a doubt for the Madrid game following knee surgery, yet Guardiola appeared to provide a boost as he named no injury absentees for that match.

"Everyone will be fit for Madrid, hopefully - except [Benjamin] Mendy who is suspended," said Guardiola, making no mention of City's record goalscorer.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel leapt to the defence of Manchester United counterpart David de Gea amid mounting criticism of the Spain star.

De Gea's position as number one goalkeeper at Premier League giants United has once again been thrust into the spotlight following his inconsistent performances in 2019-20.

Calls for highly rated English keeper Dean Henderson – on loan at Sheffield United – to be recalled have grown louder following De Gea's nightmare display against Chelsea in last week's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

De Gea failed to keep out Olivier Giroud's close-range effort before he was beaten with embarrassing ease following Mason Mount's speculative long-range effort in Chelsea's 3-1 triumph, though the long-serving keeper retained his place in Wednesday's 1-1 Premier League draw against West Ham.

As United – third in the table – prepare for Sunday's blockbuster final-day trip to fifth-placed Leicester, which will determine who qualifies for next season's Champions League, Schmeichel backed De Gea.

"It can be very difficult and you've got to remember, and this is with absolutely no disrespect to journalists or pundits, but you've actually never stood in that goal," Schmeichel told Sky Sports.

"You would classify things as mistakes or errors, and there are things that are glaring sometimes, but often this narrative can be created around a goalkeeper because it's the pundits' and journalists' job to educate and that's their job.

"They're telling their educated opinions about goalkeeping, things like hand positions, feet positions, technical things which sometimes is quite damaging to a goalkeeper.

"You hear comments like, 'going with the wrong hand', or other throw away things that they'll say which will make the consumer or viewer think, 'oh yeah, that's right, I see he's done it again'.

"That's sometimes quite a dangerous narrative because all of a sudden it starts building momentum and for someone like David, I really feel for him because he has been unbelievable for so many years and every goalkeeper goes through periods [of poor form].

"There is a lot of pressure also in the sense that you now have an England goalkeeper coming through and, like it or not, in this country when you have an English goalkeeper, that means so much and they really do tend to build them up.

"I genuinely hope for someone like Dean Henderson, who's had an amazing season, that he can be allowed to develop. I hope for him, he gets another season, maybe two at Sheffield United and play the way he's done and then he'll be ready.

"But for now, David de Gea is still a world-class goalkeeper. It's a lonely position and those are the margins you play in as a goalkeeper – you simply cannot make mistakes because you will be punished.

"So the difference between goalkeepers and outfielders is the little, tiny, minute details which are the difference and when they go against you, they are really glaring and they will be spotted.

"Outfielders don't have to have the same mentality and they say we're crazy, which we are because we're the only ones who dare to take the responsibility because if outfielders took that kind of responsibility, we'd have some unbelievable players everywhere."

De Gea, who joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011, surpassed Peter Schmeichel – Kasper's father – to become the overseas player with the most appearances for the Red Devils earlier this month.

United are third in the Premier League after 37 rounds, level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and a point clear of Leicester.

Bayern Munich recruit Leroy Sane appeared to suggest Kai Havertz's reported move from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea was a done deal.

Havertz, 21, is expected to leave the Bundesliga club this close season after an impressive campaign.

Chelsea are reportedly the frontrunners to land the Germany international, with Frank Lampard's side having already added Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech ahead of next season.

Sane, who has arrived at Bayern from Manchester City, suggested a deal could already be done as he discussed two of his Germany team-mates.

"I think Germany always have very good young players, there's no question about that. I don't know why [clubs] are looking for our younger players at this moment," he told a news conference.

"I think the Bundesliga is always attractive, you can see young players getting their chances and developing very well in the Bundesliga. It doesn't matter at which club.

"Of course, in [signing] Timo Werner and Kai Havertz – two players within a single year – Chelsea did a good job. There is no question that Germany has very good youth programme.

"I think the whole world of football knows that and of course it's also appealing to other teams in the world to get such players."

Sane was long linked with a move to Bayern before the deal was confirmed earlier this month.

The 24-year-old said he wanted to win the Champions League with the Bundesliga giants, praising Hansi Flick's work at the helm.

"It is generally difficult to answer the question of who wins the UEFA Champions League. Of course, Bayern Munich has done it a few times already," Sane said.

"I was looking for something new, some fresh impetus, and for me it was clear that if I'm going to make a change, it has to be to a club that is able to win the Champions League and Bayern Munich can do this 100 per cent.

"It's a good question if we can win the Champions League in the next few years. It's not easy, but Bayern Munich is a club which definitely can win the Champions League.

"As you could see last season, the team is at the top level and I think Hansi had his impact on the team. You can see it on the pitch that everyone is having fun together with Hansi. Because of that, this was the right step and the right move for me."

Thiago Silva does not want to leave Paris Saint-Germain but says now is not the right time to discuss his impending exit.

Brazil centre-back Silva agreed to remain with the Ligue 1 champions for the upcoming Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals, as well as the resumption of PSG's Champions League campaign in August, despite it being confirmed last month he will depart at the end of the season.

Veteran Silva has established himself as a club legend since arriving from Milan in 2012 and has featured over 300 times for the Ligue 1 giants.

Silva had a farewell of sorts in a 4-0 friendly win over Celtic at the Parc des Princes this week but the 35-year-old was keen for the focus to remain on the team's ambitions for trophies and not his future.

"It's a special moment for me. With the supporters, we have always had a lot of respect. They asked if I could stay, but it's not my decision. Now is not the time to talk about this topic," he told a news conference ahead of Friday's Coupe de France showpiece with Saint-Etienne.

"We will have time to talk about it later. I didn't want to leave, but the decision has already been made. I respect [the decision] and will respect it until the end.

"There are no further discussions [about my future]. Leonardo [PSG's sporting director] has already spoken to the press. 

"I don't want you to talk about this just yet. I understand the topic, your urge to know what's going on, but now is not the time to talk about it."

Head coach Thomas Tuchel echoed a similar message, adding: "I can understand that you want to talk about this, but now is not the time. 

"He's my captain, he's super reliable. I have said this many times. It is important that he is here for the finals, and for Lisbon in the Champions League. Then we talk about all this."

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