Idrissa Gueye and Presnel Kimpembe are set for spells on the sidelines after sustaining injuries against Montpellier at the weekend, Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed.

Defender Kimpembe went off after 18 minutes after suffering an injury to his left hamstring and is unlikely to return to training until early January.

Gueye lasted seven minutes longer than his team-mate and should return to training within "10 to 12 days" after also sustaining a left hamstring injury.

There is better news for Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani, however.

Verratti has missed his side's past two games with a thigh problem but resumed full training on Monday, while Uruguay international Cavani is expected to link back up with the squad on Tuesday after missing the 3-1 win over Montpellier.

The club also confirmed former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is set for a return to training by the end of the week after more than a month out with a thigh problem.

Thomas Tuchel's side face Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday before travelling to Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane deserved to at least finish in the top three for the Ballon d'Or, according to Senegal team-mate Idrissa Gueye.

As Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d'Or on Monday, Mane finished fourth behind the Barcelona forward, Liverpool team-mate Virgil van Dijk and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Paris Saint-Germain and Senegal midfielder Gueye believes Mane deserved more after his stellar year.

"He deserved to be on the podium," Gueye said after PSG's 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Nantes on Wednesday.

"For me, he deserved the Ballon d'Or or at least the podium. Unfortunately, he is fourth and that's a shame. I feel sad for him.

"It is a source of pride for all of Senegal. With what he did last season, he really deserved better."

Mane again showed his class for Liverpool on Wednesday, scoring once and providing two assists in a 5-2 Merseyside derby win over Everton at Anfield.

The 27-year-old has scored 13 goals and provided four assists in 21 games in all competitions this season.

Idrissa Gueye says Kylian Mbappe knows he can win numerous trophies with Paris Saint-Germain as the forward reportedly considers a contract extension.

French publication L'Equipe claims PSG have made fresh terms for Mbappe their number one priority.

The World Cup winner is tied down until 2022 but has routinely been linked with Real Madrid and is said to be unconvinced about a new deal due to reservations over the club's past performances in the Champions League.

PSG have failed to advance past the last 16 since Mbappe arrived from Monaco.

However, team-mate Gueye told Marca: "I think he knows what he has to do to help the club and he can win a lot of things at PSG.

"He can help us a lot and his talent and the future ahead is impressive. He has a lot of room [to develop] because he is very young but he is already very strong and must continue along that path.

"He can help us win matches, give passes, score goals and we will see if he brings us the Champions League too.

"It's not just him, we're a team and if we get to the top it will be like a team, with everybody working on the pitch and also off it."

PSG have won four from four in Europe's elite club competition this season and need only a point at Real Madrid on Tuesday to top Group A.

Madrid are five points behind the French side following a 3-0 defeat in Paris and a home draw with Club Brugge in October.

There is now scepticism over whether Zinedine Zidane can steer the team to another Champions League triumph in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Gueye said: "No, they are able to win the Champions League without Cristiano.

"Other great players always come to Madrid. They sign good players and there are many who have already won the Champions League."

The midfielder added: "Madrid is always Madrid, that is not going to change, even if they did not win the Champions League last season.

"Madrid are a very big club, it always motivates us to play against these teams. We want the points at the Bernabeu."

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye has been ruled out of action for 10 days with a hamstring injury.

Gueye, who joined PSG from Everton in July, is expected to miss their games against Nice and Club Brugge over the next week.

The Senegal international is also a major doubt for the league clash with Marseille on Sunday 27.

A statement on PSG's official website read: "Idrissa Gueye felt hamstring pain and today's exams confirmed a contracture. He will be away from training for the next 10 days."

Gueye has made eight appearances for PSG since his move, with the Ligue 1 champions winning each of those matches.

PSG discovered on Monday that star forward Neymar will miss around a month after also suffering a hamstring injury while on international duty with Brazil.

Thomas Tuchel's side are two points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after nine matches.

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