Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Adrien Rabiot Reportedly Involved in PSG Training Incident

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2016

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, and PSG's Adrien Rabiot, left, who both scored a goal, celebrate after the round of sixteen second leg Champions League soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. PSG won the match with a 2-1 score (4-2 on aggregate).(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Paris Saint-Germain stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adrien Rabiot reportedly had a confrontation with one another in training on Wednesday, one that required an intervention from club captain Thiago Silva.

Bleacher Report UK's Jonathan Johnson relayed the news from French outlet L'Equipe:

Per L'Equipe (h/t Get French Football News), "the training session was filled with verbal insults and gestures" between the pair and this occurred "three times" before Silva was "forced" to step in.

It is not the first time Ibrahimovic has had a reported bust-up with one of his team-mates in the French capital, with the same outlet (h/t Johnson) noting in March he had had a falling out with Gregory van der Wiel during a game—their 9-0 dismantling of Troyes to win the Ligue 1 title:

This latest report follows the Parisiens' victory over Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue on Saturday, per Bleacher Report UK:

Following the win, manager Laurent Blanc afforded his players some time off, and Ibrahimovic travelled to Las Vegas along with team-mates Javier Pastore, Marco Verratti and Salvatore Sirigu, per the Daily Telegraph.

The champions have nothing left to play for in the league this season but could win an historic treble if they can beat Marseille in the Coupe de France final in May.

Any differences the players may have had over the course of the campaign does not appear to have affected their form, so the news shouldn't set any alarm bells ringing ahead of that final—particularly as Marseille's own form will give them little hope of winning unless they can dramatically improve, with their last win outside of the cup coming on February 2.

As for Ibrahimovic, he is expected to leave Paris when his contract expires at the end of the season, and so if a feud with Rabiot were to continue, it may not be a problem for the club much longer.

The reports of issues with his team-mates could cause potential suitors to think twice about taking a gamble on him, but after netting 42 goals in all competitions this season and providing 18 assists to boot, it's unlikely to present too much of a concern.   

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