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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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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Arsenal Drop Interest in Loïc Perrin With Paulista Move

Arsenal Drop Interest in Loïc Perrin With Paulista Move

It has been reported this weekend that Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal. That move all but confirms that Arsene Wenger has moved away from former target, and Saint-Etienne captain, Loïc Perrin. The Spanish side confirmed on twitter that they had agreed a deal in principal with Arsenal, with only work permit issues causing the final hurdle. Principio de acuerdo de traspaso con el @Arsenal por Gabriel,…

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Angers’ Kodjia reported target for Palace and West Brom

Angers’ Kodjia reported target for Palace and West Brom

Earlier in the January transfer window, Angers SCO’s Jonathan Kodjia had been linked with a move to Lorient in Ligue 1, but now Foot Mercato are reporting that the 25-year-old is a target for Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League and Championship side Cardiff City. Having scored 12 goals in France’s second-tier so far this season, the centre-forward has caused quite a stir, with scouts making their way to the Stade…

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Lavezzi To Spend Season at PSG Despite Italian Interest

Lavezzi To Spend Season at PSG Despite Italian Interest

There are only nine days left in the current transfer window and stories linking Paris Saint-Germain winger Ezequiel Lavezzi will not go away. The Italian press today link the Argentine with a move to both Inter Milan and Juventus, but the closer the deadline becomes, the less likely any deal will be done. On Thursday, it was reported by Le Parisien that Laurent Blanc had told the powers that be that he would be happy…

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Chance for Ben Arfa as Newcastle United Game Deemed Unofficial

Chance for Ben Arfa as Newcastle United Game Deemed Unofficial

After a failed loan period with Hull City, the former Lyon and Marseille multiple Ligue 1 winner and international, Hatem Ben Arfa, famously discovered by Alan Shearer once he joined Newcastle United, was all set to sign for Nice this January, having had his Newcastle contract terminated. However, FIFA’s consultative opinion was that, on the basis that Hatem had also played for Newcastle’s Under-21s this season, there may be a breach of the rule against…

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Crystal Palace Move For Defender Could Help Liverpool Land Origi

Crystal Palace Move For Defender Could Help Liverpool Land Origi

Premier League side Crystal Palace have this morning been linked with a move for Lille OSC left-back Pape Souaré. It has been reported by French newspaper L’Equipe, that the London club has made an offer of €4.6 million for the 24-year-old Senegalese defender. There are two interesting developments that the sale of Souaré could lead too. First of all, it would give Lille the money to buy Brazilian centre-forward Derley from Portuguese side Benfica, which…

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