After Sky Sports Italia on Tuesday reported that Paris Saint-Germain had agreed to pay the $4 million necessary to free Russia coach Fabio Capello from his contract, bookmakers stopped taking bets on the former England coach taking over the newly crowned Ligue 1 champion. Capello’s son, agent Pierfilippo, is now said to be in Paris negotiating terms with PSG sporting director Leonardo to finalize his father’s move.
Capello’s signing would pave the way for current PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti to join Real Madrid, as has been his stated intention for weeks now. According to reports, PSG turned its focus to Capello after Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas turned down the opportunity to join the French club. The switch will mark the first time Capello has coached a club side since 2007.