- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

PARIS (AP) - French champion Paris Saint-Germain can break the record for most points in a French league season when it visits Lille on Saturday. PSG clinched the title on Wednesday despite losing 2-1 to Rennes, as Guingamp drew 1-1 with second-place Monaco. Guingamp earned a precious point as it is neck and neck with Evian and Sochaux in the battle for safety.

Here are five things to know about Saturday’s games:

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CHASING A RECORD

PSG coach Laurent Blanc has led the club to success in the league and the League Cup this season. But he still has one goal on his mind with just two rounds left.

“I hope we will take a few more points by the end of the season to break the record of points in the league,” Blanc said.

PSG is one point away from Lyon’s record of 84 set in 2005-06.

Third-place Lille is five points clear of Saint-Etienne but has not locked up the last Champions League berth yet.

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NEGOTIATIONS

Although Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri said this week that his players will start training for next season on July 2, there’s a lot of uncertainty over his own future at the club.

“I think I will meet my bosses at the end of the season,” Ranieri said.

Ranieri has a year left on his contract at the club, which is owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. He helped Monaco gain promotion a year ago and secure a Champions League spot this season.

“I don’t know how much money the club wants to spend,” Ranieri said. “We must hire four or five players to be competitive in the Champions League. It’s a different story if we want to keep on developing the young players. We will have to act according to the president’s wishes.”

Monaco travels to Valenciennes this weekend.

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