With more Champions League qualifying matches kicking off next week, we look at who’s favourite to win this season.
Real Madrid clinched the Champions League trophy for 12th time last term with a 4-1 win over Juventus and it probably won’t surprise many that they’re 9/2 favourites to win it again this season.
Barcelona are second favourite at 6/1, Bayern Munich are at 13/2 and Paris Saint-Germain are at 7/1 to win the Champions League for the first time. Although they won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1995/96.
The Ligue 1 giants have signed Barcelona’s Neymar for a reported £198m and look as if they could also make another addition in the form of Arsenal’s star player: Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean missed Arsenal’s opening game of the season against Leicester last Friday due to an abdominal problem.
PSG missed out on their seventh Ligue 1 title last season after Monaco pipped them to the post, which suggests that manager Unai Emery will be baying for blood this term and eager to make their squad as strong as possible.
Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for Alexis. However, it remains to be seen whether they will instead focus their attention on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe. While the France international is 18 years old, he’s also set to cost Los Blancos in excess of £120m. Alexis would be the cheaper option and has made his desire to play in the Champions League know.by