Thursday, April 22

Tag: Ligue

No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale
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No Nice offer for Lille & Borussia Dortmund target ‘Little Ronaldo’ Olawale

The Nigeria youth international has sparked talk of agreeing terms with the Eagles, but his club claims his destination lies elsewhere ‘Little Ronaldo’ Peter Olawale has “no offer on the table” from Ligue I outfit Nice, and the destination of the young forward will be known when the ban on international travel is lifted. The 17-year-old has been linked with Lille, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund following a notable 2019 U17 World Cup outing in Brazil. Reports have it that Olawale has penned a five-year contract with the Allianz Riviera outfit after agreeing to personal terms and will be unveiled in July.
Man Utd target Pepe the subject of ‘big offers’ as Lille brace for imminent exit
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Man Utd target Pepe the subject of ‘big offers’ as Lille brace for imminent exit

The highly-rated winger is set to be on the move this summer, with his current employers in Ligue 1 preparing to sanction a big-money sale Nicolas Pepe is set to be on the move, with Lille admitting that they have “big offers” on the table for a player who has been heavily linked with Manchester United. It has been suggested that the Red Devils have a £70 million ($87m) bid in place for the highly-rated winger. If true, then that may be enough to lure the talented 24-year-old to Old Trafford.
Sevilla make sixth signing as Kounde arrives from Bordeaux
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Sevilla make sixth signing as Kounde arrives from Bordeaux

The defender becomes the La Liga clubs record signing, and their fifth of a busy window, with the club welcoming a 'sensation of French football' Sevilla have completed their fifth signing of the close season by bringing in Jules Kounde from Bordeaux in a deal reportedly worth €25 million (‎£22.4 million/$28.2 million). The centre-back impressed in his second season as a first-team player at Bordeaux, helping the club to a 14th-place finish in Ligue 1 in 2018-19 and starting in all but one of their top-flight fixtures. His arrival at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is expected to take Sevilla's close-season spending to over €90 million (‎£80.7 million/$101.5 million) as the club build a squad they hope will improve on last season's sixth-place finish in La Liga. ...
Benzema posts photo with Neymar as PSG exit rumours swirl
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Benzema posts photo with Neymar as PSG exit rumours swirl

The Real Madrid forward showed himself alongside the Brazil star as talk builds an exit from the Ligue 1 champions is coming Karim Benzema has poured more fuel to the fire of the Neymar exit rumours as the Real Madrid foward as posted a photo of Instagram of himself with the Paris Saint-Germain star. Reports have swirled suggesting the Brazil star is unhappy with his situation with the Ligue 1 champions following a second successive productive but injury-plagued season. Those rumours were only heightened when PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared nobody had forced Neymar to sign with the club, while also saying he would not accept celebrity behaviour from any of the squad's players.
Olivier Giroud Speaks on Leaving Chelsea for Another Club this Summer
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Olivier Giroud Speaks on Leaving Chelsea for Another Club this Summer

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has disclosed that he is ready to leave the Stamford Bridge this summer due to his lack of playing time under manager, Maurizio Sarri. The 32-year-old said he is not afraid to take a step down in order to play a more important role at another club. Giroud has fallen down the pecking order in Sarri’s squad this campaign since the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain. Speaking on his lack of playing time under Sarri, Giroud told RTL, “Of course it’s frustrating. “Today, I have the impression that there is clearly no competition with Higuain since January. “It’s like that, I know I’m only going to play in the Europa League and I try to do what it takes to be as effective and important as possible for the team.” Giroud won the French Ligu...
I Am Not Homophobic – Patrice Evra Fires Back at PSG
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I Am Not Homophobic – Patrice Evra Fires Back at PSG

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, has hit back at accusations of homophobia, after Paris Saint-Germain blasted him for calling the Ligue 1 club “a bunch of queers”, following their 3-1 loss to the Red Devils. PSG condemned “Patrice Evra’s homophobic insults aimed at us… on social media” after a bizarre spat, in which Evra used the French word “pede”, a derogatory term for homosexuals, to describe the Parisians. However, the 37-year-old claims his comments had been twisted by the French media. “I made a video, as a joke as a friend, and the French media, they take it because I used the word ‘pede’, so they translated as I am against the gay people. “I am not homophobic. I love everybody. So if I offend someone or I hurt someone, I already apologised. “You h...
Thierry Henry Suspended as Monaco Coach
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Thierry Henry Suspended as Monaco Coach

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry suspended from his role as coach of Monaco with his team second bottom of Ligue 1, the Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday. “Henry has been suspended until a definitive decision is made,” the club said in a statement, adding that assistant coach Franck Passi would oversee training on Friday ahead of the weekend’s clash with fellow strugglers Dijon. Henry took up the post with 2017 French champions Monaco in October but they have just three Ligue 1 wins after 21 games. Thierry Henry’s managerial record at AS Monaco across all competitions: • 20 games • 4 wins • 5 draws • 11 losses • 15 goals scored • 36 goals conceded • 20% win rate They sit 19th in Ligue 1.
Mbappe Eyes Olympic Gold After World Cup
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Mbappe Eyes Olympic Gold After World Cup

Kylian Mbappe has aired his intention to add more major international prizes to his World Cup winners’ medal, with European Championship glory and an Olympic gold in his sights. Mbappe The 19-year-old forward savoured global glory with France over the summer, as they swept aside all before them on Russian soil. Mbappe starred as part of that side, with his efforts landing him the coveted Best Young Player award and a nomination for the 2018 Ballon d’Or. He has also taken in a number of domestic triumphs with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, including two Ligue 1 titles, but there remain plenty of targets for him to chase down. Mbappe is currently a club colleague of Brazilian stars Neymar and Marquinhos and is determined to emulate their Olympic efforts from the 2016 games in R...
Henry Makes Ligue 1 Return In 19 Years This Weeken
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Henry Makes Ligue 1 Return In 19 Years This Weeken

Thierry Henry returns to Ligue 1 for the first time in 19 years this weekend, tasked with dragging a crisis-hit Monaco away from the relegation zone after a miserable start to the season. Thierry Henry The Arsenal great came through the youth system at the principality club in the 1990s, and is now mirroring the start of his playing career with his first job as a head coach, after a two-year spell as assistant to Roberto Martinez with the Belgian national side. The 41-year-old has a difficult job ahead of him, with Monaco occupying the relegation play-off spot and only above the bottom two on goal difference, and he knows that his immediate job is just to arrest the slide. “How do you define success? It’s difficult. At a big European club success is winning the Champions Leagu...
Zinedine Zidane Refuses To Rule Out Real Madrid Move For Neymar
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Zinedine Zidane Refuses To Rule Out Real Madrid Move For Neymar

Zinedine Zidane refused to rule out a stunning move to bring Neymar to Real Madrid as he spoke ahead of this weekend’s La Liga derby with Atletico Madrid. The Brazil star became the world’s most expensive player when he swapped Madrid’s Clasico rivals Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in August. However, reports have linked the 25-year-old with a return to Spain, at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Zidane conceded anything could happen in the future. “Neymar is a very good footballer, that’s true,” said Zidane as he prepared for Saturday’s meeting with Atletico. “I have the best players here at this club and the same goes for the dressing room. You can only work with and focus on the players that are here. As for the future, who knows?” It was put to the Frenchman that Madrid lege...

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