Hard to Refuse Arsenal Admits Saint-Étienne Captain

Hard to Refuse Arsenal Admits Saint-Étienne Captain

Saint-Etienne will still have plans to qualify for the Europa League this season, perhaps even push towards the top three. One crucial element of Les Verts success has been the play and leadership provided by captain Loic Perrin, and the one-club man has revealed today that he would have found it very hard to say no to Arsenal, if they had come calling during the January transfer window. The 29-year-old centre-back has spent 15 seasons…

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Layvin Kurzawa talks about his future and Man City’s interest

Layvin Kurzawa talks about his future and Man City’s interest

Layvin Kurzawa has been a long-term target for Manchester City, ever since he rose to prominence in Ligue 1 last season. It all came to a head when before City’s key Champions League group game against Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium, rumours emerge via L’Equipe that AS Monaco left-back, Layvin Kurzawa, had been spotted in Manchester and after meeting representatives from the English club during the day, he had been invited to watch the…

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Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Reports emerged on Transfer Deadline Day that Manchester United had agreed the signing of Valenciennes’ young 16-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano. However, with two days having passed since the window closed there seemed to have been a lack of infromation coming from both clubs. Today, local newspaper La Voix du Nord is reporting that Upamecano is still a Valenciennes player and that the original deal was off. While the French club had agreed with compensation of  €450,000 with…

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AS Monaco Made An Offer for Manchester United’s Target

AS Monaco Made An Offer for Manchester United’s Target

Brazil international and recent Manchester United target, Everton Ribeiro has confirmed that his former club Cruzeiro rejected an offer from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco before he signed for Al-Ahli on deadline day. The 2013/2014 Ligue 1 runners-up failed in their attempt to bring the promising Brazilian to the club before he made a big money move to United Arab Emirates’ side. It seems that, according to the Brazil international, Monaco were unable to match…

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Hatem Ben Arfa: I’m ready to go to the North Pole to play

Hatem Ben Arfa: I’m ready to go to the North Pole to play

After the Court of Arbitration for Sport refused to overturn the ruling of FIFA and the LFP that Hatem Ben Arfa cannot represent Nice this season, the former Lyon, Marseille, Newcastle and Hull midfielder has decided to leave Nice. At a press conference held at the Riviera club this morning, Ben Arfa spoke about his feelings and his plans for the future: Have you made any decisions about the next step in your career? It’s…

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Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

It may have been a fairly unproductive weekend in Ligue 1, but the transfer stories are heating up, somewhat making up for the baron run of low-scoring game we had to endure this weekend. The best and most bizarre rumour to start the day when The Sun revealed that they believed that Manchester United had met with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss the transfer of Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The 22-year-old was signed by PSG from Roma…

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Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France

Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France

Since his summer move to the English Championship, Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort has endured a frustrating spell at the Lancashire club. Now it appears that the forward could make a surprise return to Tours FC, just five months after he left the Ligue 2 side. On Friday evening during Tours FC’s eventual two-nil home defeat to AC Ajaccio, France Football reported that negotiations were possibly underway between the Indre-et-Loire club and Wigan Athletic. The former AC…

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