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Live Blog: Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Monaco

Paris' Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani reacts during the French League Cup football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on January 24, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

A massive contest in Ligue 1 that could very well determine the winner of the 2016-17 edition of the premier club competition in France will take place at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain are in a must-win game against Leonardo Jardim’s red-hot AS Monaco at the Parc des Princes. A win by the in-form Monegasques will put them in the driver’s seat to win their eighth league title.

Paris Saint-Germain are coming off a massive 4-1 smashing of Jocelyn Gourvennec’s Girondins de Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique on Tuesday in the 2016-17 Coupe de La Ligue semifinals. They will need to maintain their form against a Monaco team that also belted Bordeaux earlier, but by the more efficient score of 4-0.

One player that has been on the outside looking in this season for the defending league champions is Jese Rodriguez, who has been squeezed out of the list by other players on the depth chart. It is reported that struggling La Liga side UD Las Palmas want Jese’s signature, but his wage demands make this all but impossible.

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“A few teams in the Premier League are willing to pay his full salary, something which we can’t do,” reported a source to InsideFutbol. “We have made every effort possible but we can’t cover his wages and that is what’s complicating the deal. The player is doing everything he can to come to Gran Canaria. We’ll just have to see what happens.”

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Finally, this season could mark the end of a dynasty at PSG as Financial Fair Play will force PSG to offload a number of a key contributors the past few seasons, including defender Marquinhos and midfielders Marco Verrati, Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot. From The Sun…

PSG also splashed out last summer, spending £28m on Grzegorz Krychowiak and £21m on Jese Rodriguez.  But their untapped spending could soon come back to bite in the form of deducted points or even a Champions League ban, according to L’Equipe via Calciomercato. It’s said that Unai Emery may have to part ways with a number of his top stars to keep in line with FFP regulations, with key duo Marco Verratti and Marquinhos both wanted by Inter Milan. Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot could also be off, with Juventus apparently keen on a double swoop.

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