Makelele ready to retire
Paris St Germain captain Claude Makelele has announced he plans to retire at the end of the season. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder has been an almost ever present this campaign, taking part in all but three of PSG's Ligue 1 matches.
At the age of 37, Makelele is ready to hang up his boots, although he admits he could change his mind in the summer. "It's really my last season," Makelele said. "My future is behind me. "Today it's my last season, but tomorrow that could change."
Makelele moved to PSG in the summer of 2008, following five successful years at Chelsea. The former France international lifted two Premier League trophies, two League Cups and the FA Cup during his time in England, and has also won league titles in France and Spain as well as the 2002 UEFA Champions League with Real.
However, Makelele has a history of going back on decisions, having come out of international retirement twice before definitively quitting Les Bleus following the UEFA EURO 2008 finals.