Blanc to begin talks with PSG on Monday

The former France coach will be in Paris at the beginning of the week to negotiate with the Ligue 1 champions regarding taking over as the club's head coach
Laurent Blanc has confirmed he will be in the French capital on Monday to discuss taking over as coach of Paris Saint-Germain.

The former France trainer spoke to members of the press at a charity match on Sunday, revealing his intention to strike a deal with the les Parisiens.

"I'll be in Paris on Monday to discuss a deal," he announced. "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 for me, it's a great club. [The project] is very interesting. I'm going to do what I want to do - and that's train."

The 47-year-old will take over from Carlo Ancelotti, who is widely expected to be named Jose Mourinho's successor at Real Madrid in the coming weeks.