PROFILE: Crystal Palace linked with a swoop for Cedric Bakambu

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Yesterday both the English and French press linked FC Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu to a €4 million move to English Premier League side Crystal Palace. The 23-year-old has scored seven goals this season as Les Lionceaux try to avoid the dreaded drop to Ligue 2, but with only four games left they are still two points off seventeenth, and Bakambu […]

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Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Just before the January transfer window closed, Clement Grenier rejected a move to Newcastle United and on the face of it that is definitely for the best. Grenier is a wonderfully talented young player and he has all the capabilities to succeed in England but that definitely wasn’t the right move for him and it is reassuring to see him wait. Frederic […]

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Southampton’s Schneiderlin could be Deschamps’ Brazil wildcard

Recently we were lucky enough to publish an interview that our friends over at French Radio London conducted with French national team boss Didier Deschamps. During the interview Deschamps was asked about the prospect of players outside the current national set-up being called up to his World Cup squad. Of course Deschamps played it very cool, but one name that […]

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Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

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The news broke late last night, and momentum continued this morning. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have agreed a deal with Saint-Etienne for teenage centre-back, Kurt Zouma. The 19-year-old has begun talks with the London club and any deal would see him leave Ligue 1 in June. Reports suggest the fee is around €13 to €15 million with bonuses, which seems […]

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Can Dominik become Furman for Toulouse?

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Despite rumoured interest from a host of European clubs, Legia Warszawa’s Dominik Furman finally put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse on Thursday – putting an end to speculation on the future of one of Poland’s hottest talents. Doubling his salary, and earning the Polish champions a cool 2.7 million Euros in the […]

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Leicester City’s new cub “Algerian Di Maria” Riyad Mahrez

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On 11 January Riyad Mahrez finally completed a transfer to Championship outfit Leicester City in a £400,000 move. The Blues are atop the Championship this season, and are looking to solidify their chances for promotion by augmenting their attacking personnel. Plenty of names were mentioned, among them Bradford City’s Nakhi Wells and journeyman striker Kevin Phillips. But it would be Riyad […]

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And Les Parisiens of PSG: Thiago Motta

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Thiago Motta is an easy player to hate. He dives, whines to referees and is occasionally dirty, a combination which is rarely endearing, even in players on the team one supports. Additionally, he seems to be made of glass, routinely making himself important to a side only to be ruled out due to an endless lists of ailments, many of […]

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Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

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Kossi Agassa is a player whose career took some time to blossom, however the Togo goalkeeper appears to have finally found a home in the heart of champagne country. Indeed – much like Turkey and stuffing – Agassa’s partnership with Stade de Reims has proved to be a perfect combination, with the shot-stopper providing the backbone of one of Ligue 1’s […]

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