Russian Edges Closer to Monaco Takeover

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev looks set to become AS Monaco’s new shareholder before the end of the year. With a bid of €93million already accepted, the offer has been put in front of French football’s financial watchdog the DNCG and current President Etienne Franzi believes a deal is close. Speaking to Nice Matin he claimed: “Things are not quite finalised, […]

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Maiga the Magpie?

France Football have suggested that Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga is set to join Premier League side Newcastle in the January transfer window.  The 24 year-old Mali international, under contract until 2014, requested a move away from the Stade Auguste Bonal this summer but a move did not come to fruition.  Newcastle have been rumoured to be in negotiations with Sochaux […]

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Mathieu Valbuena set to stay in France


It’s news time again, we’ll start by getting the transfer stories out of the way first. After a few days of speculation Arsene Wenger has ruled out a possible move for Lyon’s Yoann Gourcuff. “He is a player I like a lot and I believe people have been very critical towards him in France,” Wenger told Canal+. “However, we won’t […]

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PSG Attempt to Hijack Milan’s Tevez Deal

Lyon Zagreb

On a day when French football should be celebrating two of its three Champions League representatives progressing past the group stage, Lyon’s 1-7 victory over Dinamo Zagreb could be about to plunge it into controversy. A number of newspapers, most notably the Madrid-based Spanish press, have been crying scandal this morning and further evidence has since surfaced in the form […]

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No Premier League move for Ligue 1 stars


Yes we know that Marseille and Lyon staged amazing come backs and Lille were knocked out but we will concentrate on the Champions League a little later. This is the time when we looks at the latest Ligue 1 stories doing the rounds. After yesterday’s rumour of Yoann Gourcuff being sold to Arsenal today has seen Lyon chairman Jean Michel […]

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Rafa Benitez no contact with PSG, Remy to Spurs?

We start this evening that the news that Rafa Benitez’s agent has denied the former Liverpool coach has had any talks with French giants PSG. Manolo Garcia Quilon insisted his client had spent Monday evening in Liverpool with his family. “Rafa insists there is nothing with PSG. He never talked to the club and he has no Paris trip in […]

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