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Guingamp in negotiations for Gaëtan Robail

L’Équipe report that Ligue 2 side Guingamp are in advanced negotiations to sign 26-year-old French attacker Gaëtan Robail from Ligue 1 newboys RC Lens. The deal is expected to be completed in an initial loan – EAG had also been looking at Umut Bozok (Lorient) and Nuno Da Costa (Nottingham Forest) as possible attacking options, but it appears as if it will be Robail. Click Here: Argentina soccer tracksuit

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Thiago Silva feels “a bit more relaxed” at Chelsea than at PSG

Speaking in an interview with Esporte Interativo, Chelsea central defender Thiago Silva described his new club as being a bit more relaxed than former employers PSG. “For me, it would have been difficult to do another year with all this pressure to win the Champions’ League. I am changing scenery a bit and I feel a bit more relaxed. Not to say that there isn’t pressure, pressure is the same. I play for a great…

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Steve Mandanda: “A defeat for France is never good. A lot of lessons to take.”

Speaking to L’Équipe TV following France’s surprise 2-0 loss against Finland, captain and goalkeeper for the night, Steve Mandanda, was critical of his team’s performance. “A defeat without any meaning? No, because it remains a defeat for France and that is never good. There are a fair amount of lessons to take, notably in terms of team spirit. We came up against a team that wanted it a lot more than us, that ran a lot…

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Houssem Aouar sanctioned for refusing to train

L’Équipe du Soir report that Lyon attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar will not be in the squad to face Reims this weekend as a sanction from Sporting Director Juninho. The 22-year-old chose not to put in the required fitness work in the warm down following the match against Angers, in a match in which he did not come off the bench as a substitute in. The Lyon dressing room was informed of this news on Wednesday…

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André Villas-Boas: contract extension talks have begun with Marseille

Speaking to RMC, Marseille manager André Villas-Boas confirmed that talks have begun over extending his contract, with his current deal running out in June 2021. “Pablo Longoria went to see my agents in Lisbon. They were also reached out to by the club last week. Things are beginning to be discussed. We are waiting to see what the Marseille project is to then take a decision… We are waiting. It is a difficult period for the…

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Ligue 1 January Window Preview – quiet expected

The January transfer window begins today, but Ligue 1 is expecting little to no activity over the month-long period. Players agent Frédéric Guerra tellsLe Parisien: “My phone is ringing a lot less than usual at this time. It will be a dull transfer window. I have two possible deals in progress but we have to fight.” This market paralysis is as a result of the health crisis, the lack of supporters in stadia which has…

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Possible Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen & Leandro Paredes merry-go-round

RMC Sport report that PSG are still engaged in conversations with Tottenham Hotspur over an eventual deal for Dele Alli. Sources tell Get French Football News that this has been made possible owing to two agents familiar with the club suggesting that they attempt a three-way swap deal.  Click Here: Manchester City Jersey Sale RMC claim that individuals close to Alli feel for the first time that a deal with Tottenham is possible.  Inter Milan want to…

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FFF ordered to pay Stade de Reims €4.78m

The Châlons-en-Champagne Tribunal has ordered the French Football Federation (FFF) to pay Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims €4.76m, owing to a dispute that occurred in the 2015/16 campaign. In that particular season, SDR finished in 18th in Ligue 1, which was a relegation place. At the same time, SC Bastia finished 10th but were facing major financial difficulties. Reims therefore felt that they would remain in Ligue 1 and that French football’s financial watchdog…

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Lyon defender Sinaly Diomandé signs new contract until 2025

Ligue 1 side Lyon on Thursday announced that 19-year-old Ivorian central defender Sinaly Diomandé had penned a contract extension until June 2025. Speaking following the announcement, Diomandé had the following to say: “The coach believes in me but I know that I still need to improve a lot. I hope to one day win trophies and play in the Champions’ League but for that to occur I need to continue to work.” Sporting Director Juninho…

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Pol Lirola wants Marseille to activate his option to buy

Speaking in a press conference on Friday, 23-year-old right-back Pol Lirola confirmed his desire to remain at Marseille passed the end of his loan spell from Fiorentina. “Since I have been a professional, I have never experienced such a series of events… I am on loan, for the moment all I am thinking about is playing well, when the summer window arrives I hope that the club decides to keep me, because I am very…

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