Can Celtic’s John Guidetti Replace Andre-Pierre Gignac?

Can Celtic’s John Guidetti Replace Andre-Pierre Gignac?

It is unlikely that Olympique de Marseille will do any business in the January window this season, but it hasn’t stopped their name being linked with a number of players. When Sweden played France in a friendly at the Stade Velodrome, Celtic striker John Guidetti was asked about the rumoured interest from Marseille by Le Phoceen, but the Manchester City loanee was extremely diplomatic. “Marseille is a great city with an incredible stadium. I was…

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Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

SM Caen should be close to adding another forward to their attack in the next few days, as Girondins de Bordeaux’s stirker Argentine Emiliano Sala looks set to join Patrice Garande’s side.  The 24-year-old had been linked with a move to SC Bastia, but L’Équipe have reported tonight that he is close to signing a loan deal with their Ligue 1 rivals. Sala had an impressive loan spell last season in Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais,…

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Swansea City Make Bid For Saint-Étienne’s Franck Tabanou

Swansea City Make Bid For Saint-Étienne’s Franck Tabanou

Early on Monday evening, France Football reported that Swansea City had submitted a €4 million bid for Saint-Etienne defender Franck Tabanou. The 25-year-old is contracted to Les Verts until 2017 and this season, Christophe Galtier has moved him from left-midfield to left-back, filling in after Benoit Tremoulinas failed to join on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell from Dynamo Kyiv. On Tuesday, Tabanou’s agent Philippe Lamboley said: “The two clubs are in discussions, but I cannot…

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Charlton Athletic In Talks with Former Lyon Youngster

Charlton Athletic In Talks with Former Lyon Youngster

Charlton Athletic are believed to be in discussions for the loan signing from Sporting of Lisbon of France Under-21 international and Under-20 world champion Naby Sarr. The 21 year old centre back joined the Portuguese giants in a surprise €1 million move from Lyon last summer. Although he was on the books at PSG as a child, he moved down to the Rhône-based club as a 15 year old and became one of the great young…

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Fabulous Feret Finishes Off Rennes #FFWTOTW

Fabulous Feret Finishes Off Rennes #FFWTOTW

This weekend was more about movement at the bottom of the table than at the top, and at the end of all of that, we have a new lanterne rouge. Metz are now the team propping up the rest of Ligue 1 after going down 2-0 at the Gerland to league leaders Lyon, who are now four points clear at the top. There was another goal for Lacazette, putting away a penalty to make it…

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Preview: Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain

Preview: Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain reached the semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue after beating Saint-Etienne 1-0 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. On Sunday evening, Les Verts have the perfect opportunity to extract revenge from their Parisian rivals, leap-frogging them up into third in the progress. It is going to be difficult for the home side, a host of injuries and players away on international duty has seriously reduced Christophe Galtier’s options for Sunday’s game. Five players from…

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Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Although Rennes sit 10 places and 12 points above Caen in the Ligue 1 table, you would have to say that the bottom placed club are actually the form team going into Sunday afternoon’s game. The Breton side has only won once in the last six league games and hasn’t won any of their last three games at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. Caen has picked up four points in their last three…

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Are Rennes Set to Show Philipp Hosiner the Exit Door?

Are Rennes Set to Show Philipp Hosiner the Exit Door?

With so many players arriving in Rennes over the last couple of transfer windows, there were always likely to be players feeling left out. It is therefore little surprise to see one of those new arrivals taking to social media to announce their unhappiness. Austrian Philipp Hosiner arrived in Brittany with a glowing reputation. 41 goals in 61 games for Austria Vienna showed he was clearly no slouch in front of goal. A €1.9million transfer…

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