Aurier ordered to train with reserves

There is good news and bad news for Serge Aurier following his controversial comments about boss Lauren Blanc, with PSG confirming he still has a future with the team.

The Ivory Coast right-back was suspended indefinitely by the French champions earlier in February after he made homophobic slurs about Blanc and also insulted several of his team-mates.

Although he has apologised, PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi warned he "will not allow anyone to put the club in difficulty and distract us from our objectives" while Blanc confirmed that the club's hierarchy would decide his fate.

The powers that be, though, have ordered Aurier to train with the reserve team for the next three weeks.

A statement from the club read: "This Friday 26 February at 16h30, at the headquarters of the club, the player received from the hands of Olivier Letang, assistant sporting director, the notification of a disciplinary suspension of six days, which he has completed in the context of the temporary suspension announced on February 14.

"Moreover, at a time when Paris Saint-Germain must remain focused on major deadlines, the club's management must protect the first-team squad from any potential distress and has decided to make Serge Aurier available to the club's team which plays in the CFA [4th division] from Monday 29 February until Sunday March 20th."

The 23-year-old, who offered to work for the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation and with the club's youth academy, will be allowed to rejoin the senior team after March 20.

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