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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Bolton Wanderers Target Alain Traore Makes Loan Move: Round-Up

Bolton Wanderers Target Alain Traore Makes Loan Move: Round-Up

The weekend is usually quiet when it comes to transfers. With 12 teams preparing for games later in the evening, it’s usually hard to get things over the line. Monaco were the biggest movers on Saturday. Les Monegasques added two new players to their squad, although you may never have heard of one of them. Matheus Thiago De Carvalho, jeune attaquant de 22 ans, rejoint l’@AS_Monaco en prêt jusqu’à la fin de saison. pic.twitter.com/sshhTIioxy —…

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Pape Souaré: Crystal Palace’s Adventurous New Left-Back

Pape Souaré: Crystal Palace’s Adventurous New Left-Back

Earlier Monday morning and the football world still wait for official confirmation from either Crystal Palace of Lille OSC to confirm the transfer of Pape Souaré to the Premier League club. In this day of modern technology, we were left with no doubt the move had gone through when Palace’s chairman Steve Parish posted a picture on twitter and Instagram shaking hands with the Senegalese defender. This low key exit is in some way similar…

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Tottenham Hotspur Winger a Target For Monaco: Round-Up

Tottenham Hotspur Winger a Target For Monaco: Round-Up

With only four days of the transfer window remaining, things have started to gain some momentum in the French leagues. The biggest, weirdest story of the day was France Football’s suggestion that Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon is a target for AS Monaco. Leandro Jardim had confirmed earlier in the day that the club could be able to bring someone in by the end of the window. Friday started with the news that Saint-Etienne defender…

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West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

Angers SCO’s free-scoring centre-forward Jonathan Kodjia is becoming increasingly sought after, as the end of the current January transfer window draws ever closer. The 25-year-old has scored thirteen goals this season in Ligue 2 and is currently the league’s top scorer. A move abroad in the current window is believed to be less likely for Kodjia, and this will come as a disappointment to West Bromwich Albion and Reading supporters, as it’s believed that both…

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