Chelsea Set to Win Race to Sign Michy Batshuayi from Marseille

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On Monday evening, news broke that Crystal Palace had agreed a fee with Olympique de Marseille for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi. That must have triggered a few alarm bells around Europe and 24 hours later L’Equipe and RMC were reporting that Chelsea have jumped in, sealing a €40 million move. Confirmation de l'info de l'Equipe. #Batshuayi c'est fait à #Chelsea pour […]

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Paris Saint Germain appoint Unai Emery as new coach

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PSG have begun what is expected to be a summer of sweeping changes by appointing Sevilla coach Unai Emery to replace Laurent Blanc. Although Blanc won back-to-back domestic trebles with the Ligue 1 champions, he pays the price for a disappointing Champions League exit at the quarter-final stage to Manchester City. Blanc’s sacking seemed inevitable after PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi […]

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Marseille in Trouble: Turbulent Times Ahead for OM

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Marseille are a club on the descent. It was a turbulent season in which the club parted ways with two coaches, finished in its worst league position in 15 years and suffered numerous hits to its global image through an investigation into shady transfer deals, coupled with crowd trouble in a number of games in the 2015-16 campaign. Suffice to say, the […]

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Scouting: Leicester City Bid for Claudio Ranieri’s “Makélélé”

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On Monday night, RMC journalist, Mohammed Bouafsi reported that Leicester City had made a €10 million bid for OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. It comes on the back of suggestions that N’Golo Kante is on his way out of the club this summer, with the 23-year-old heralded as his replacement. Leicester a transmis ces dernières heures une offre (~10M€) pour […]

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XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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Preview: Coupe de France Final – Marseille v PSG

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This is it. The last game of the French football season, the last chance for silverware; PSG aiming for a second consecutive domestic quadruple, Marseille looking to defend their status as record cup-winners. Ooh. Marseille may not have had the most successful or stress-free league season but their cup run has been a bright note, featuring six different scorers (admittedly one […]

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How PSG Can Win the Champions League

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It seems strange to call any season that features a possible domestic quadruple anything other than a resounding success, but for Paris Saint-Germain another year without a serious push for Champions League glory will leave a less than pleasant taste in the Parisian’s mouth’s. It’s no secret that PSG’s primary goal is to be crowned champions of Europe, but a […]

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