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Blanc set for talks over PSG job

June 23, 2013
By ESPN staff

Laurent Blanc has revealed he will meet Paris Saint-Germain officials on Monday to discuss becoming the club's new manager.

Laurent Blanc France v Spain
PA PhotosLaurent Blanc has been out of a job since leaving his post as France boss

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Although Carlo Ancelotti remains the boss for now, he has made it clear that he wishes to leave PSG to take over at Real Madrid and the likely appointment of Blanc will facilitate that move.

The 47-year-old was quoted as saying by Le Parisien: "I'll be in Paris on Monday for discussions. There is a good chance that I will sign.

"I cannot say much more for now, we'll know more later in the week. PSG is a great opportunity, it is a very good club. This is very interesting.''

On Friday, Blanc's agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, had disputed French TV channel BeIN Sport's announcement that the former France boss would be appointed at PSG.

The Paris-based channel, which shares its president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, with the Ligue 1 champions, stated that the ex-Manchester United centre-back had agreed a two-year deal at the Parc des Princes.

If appointed by PSG, Blanc will most likely be accompanied by Jean-Louis Gasset, who was the former France international's assistant during their two-year stint with the national team.

Gasset, who also worked under Blanc at Bordeaux between 2007 and 2010, was assistant coach to Luis Fernandez at PSG between 2000 and 2003.