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Lille Want To Keep Joe Cole

Lille Want To Keep Joe Cole

French champions Lille have expressed a desire to keep Englishman Joe Cole after his loan deal expires.  The winger, on loan from Premier League side Liverpool, has impressed for the club so far and coach Rudi Garcia has made it clear that he would like the loan deal to be […]

Maiga’s Newcastle Disappointment

Maiga’s Newcastle Disappointment

Another busy weekend in Ligue 1 but here are a few of the main stories that have been catching the eye in France this week. Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga’s proposed move to Newcastle fell through late last week following a failed medical and fresh details emerged this weekend on why […]

Pastore Unhappy at PSG?

Pastore Unhappy at PSG?

Paris Saint-Germain’s big-money summer signing Javier Pastore has revealed that he “dreams of playing for a big club”.  The midfielder hinted to a radio station that he would move on to a bigger club if the opportunity arose in the future.  He even went as far as to say: “I […]

Aubameyang Set For St Etienne Stay

Aubameyang Set For St Etienne Stay

St Etienne have been buoyed by the news that forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at the club.  The 22 year-old Gabon international had been loaned in consecutive seasons by AC Milan to Dijon, Lille, Monaco and now St Etienne, but it seems the player has now found somewhere he […]

Russian Edges Closer to Monaco Takeover

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 […]

Maiga the Magpie?

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.  […]

Mathieu Valbuena set to stay in France

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 […]

PSG Attempt to Hijack Milan’s Tevez Deal

PSG Attempt to Hijack Milan’s Tevez Deal

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 […]