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Tweet: Rafael has arrived from Man Utd, claims Lyon chief

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@OL @vincentduluc Raphaël est arrivé de Manchester U nous attendons 1 accord de MU sur le transfert : il est de bonne humeur Brésilienne ! ...

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Photos: Man Utd’s Angel Di Maria in Qatar for PSG medical

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A photo posted by علي عبدالله علي السليطي (@__sulaiti) on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:49pm PDT Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has arrived in Qatar as...

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Man Utd’s Angel Di Maria flying to Qatar for PSG medical

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Manchester United's record signing Angel Di Maria is on his way to Qatar to undergo a medical ahead of his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain,...

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Man Utd on verge of finalising deal for defender

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Manchester United are close to offloading right-back Rafael Da Silva to French side Lyon, according to L'Equipe. The Brazilian defender's...

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Reported Liverpool target Jordan Veretout signs for Aston Villa

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Aston Villa have completed the signing of Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout. The 22-year-old was linked with Premier League rivals Liverpool earlier...

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Spurs bid €10m for Lyon striker Clinton N’Jie

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Tottenham Hotspur have had a €10m (£7m) bid for Lyon striker Clino N'Jie rejected by the French club, according to Le Parisien. The report...

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Man Utd to sell Angel Di Maria to PSG within 48 hours

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Manchester United's record signing Angel Di Maria will complete his transfer to French champions Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the weekend,...

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Video: Louis van Gaal says he doesn’t know where Angel Di Maria is

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he doesn't know where Angel Di Maria is. Speaking after last night's...

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Arsenal set to beat Man City to French starlet Ismael Bennacer

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View image | gettyimages.com Arsenal are on the verge of tying up a deal to land AC Arles-Avignon youngster Ismael Bennacer, according to French...

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Liverpool tipped to beat Spurs to Jordan Veretout signing

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Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout could make a summer switch to Liverpool, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The report tips the...

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Former Arsenal man Abou Diaby agrees to join Marseille

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Ex-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has agreed a deal with French side Marseille, according to L'Equipe. The injury-hit France international was...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic welcomes Man Utd’s Angel Di Maria to PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain's attempt to sign Angel Di Maria from Manchester United is a done deal, at least as far as their star man Zlatan...

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PSG agree £45.9m deal for Man Utd’s Angel Di Maria

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Manchester United have agreed a deal to sell Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Daily Mirror. PSG are reportedly confident they...

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Photo: Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli joins PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain have unveiled Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli as their new signing. The French champions confirmed that the...

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Angel Di Maria wants to quit ‘greedy’ Man Utd for PSG

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Manchester United's record signing Angel Di Maria wants to quit the club in order to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to...

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Aston Villa to invest Liverpool cash in Anthony Martial

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Aston Villa hope to spend the proceeds of Christian Benteke's transfer to Liverpool on Monaco starlet Anthony Martial, according to French...

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Photo: Crystal Palace sign ex-Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

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BREAKING: #CPFC are delighted to announce the signing of Yohan Cabaye on a three-year deal. #WelcomeCabaye pic.twitter.com/R1petCwcbq Crystal...

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Arsenal target Nabil Fekir signs new Lyon contract

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.@JM_Aulas "je félicite Nabil pour cette prolongation et pour ce qu'il a fait sur et en dehors du terrain" #teamOL...

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Arsenal midfielder in talks with French club

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Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is holding talks with French outfit Bastia over a move to the club, according to Eurosport France. The 31-year-old...

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Arsenal confirm Jeff Reine-Adelaide signing

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Arsenal have announced the signing of French youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide. The France Under-17 international has joined from Racing Club Lens on...

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Spurs and Liverpool target Aymen Abdennour wants Premier League move

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Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour wants a transfer to the Premier League, according to his agent. The powerful centre-back impressed with his...

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Arsenal

Done Deal: Chelsea target seals Arsenal transfer move

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Done Deal: Chelsea target seals Arsenal transfer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are having a good time at the moment both on and off the pitch. On Sunday, the Gunners defeated Chelsea to win the Community Shield, and now they've beaten their London rivals off the pitch as well.

From Spain: Arsenal made €65m bid for Benzema

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From Spain: Arsenal made €65m bid for Benzema - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have lodged a€65m bid to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

Wenger has been a long term admirer of Benzema, and the Frenchman has tried his luck again to lure the French striker to join Arsenal.

Videos

Zinedine Zidane Scores Try During Madcap Football/Rugby Hybrid Charity Match (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Just as they did two years ago, Toulon rugby club staged another bizarre football/rugby hybrid charity match yesterday evening, this time with theveterans of France's1998 World Cup-winning side providing the opposition.

The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Didier Deschamps, Robert Pires and Claude Makelele all reunited to turn out for Les Bleus XI, withZizou even coming down an acute case of white line fever at one point, going over for an impressive solo try that began in his own half.

Video: Highlights of Man Utd’s 2-0 defeat to PSG

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Manchester United suffered the first defeat of their pre-season tour to the United States in their final. The Red Devils lost 2-0 against French...

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Video: Chelsea’s Victor Moses scores from superb Cesc Fabregas assist vs PSG

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It is the first-half of a season, which means Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is once again a one-man goal-making machine. He put this one on a...

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Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s forearm smash on Chelsea’s John Terry

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The friendly between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain was not always played on the friendliest terms. That point was perhaps best illustrated by this...

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Video: Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois scores the winning penalty vs PSG

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It has been a pre-season for emphatic penalties from goalkeepers. Hot on the heels of Joe Hart came this spot-kick from Chelsea keeper Thibaut...

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Video: Arsenal 6-0 Lyon

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Arsenal thrashed French side Lyon 6-0 in their Emirates Cup clash today. France international Olivier Giroud opened the scoring. Midfielder Alex...

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Video: Benjamin Stambouli shows Spurs what they’re missing

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French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli never really got a fair crack at the whip at Tottenham. Signed from Montpellier last summer, he played only a...

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English Premier League

PHOTO: Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on loan from Arsenal

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Ajax have confirmed the signing of striker Yaya Sanogo on a one-year deal loan deal from Arsenal for next season. The Frenchman was photographed signing a contract at the Amsterdam Arena, where he will be hoping to gain a lot more first-team football than he has at the Emirates Stadium in two seasons.

Crystal Palace sign Yohan Cabaye for a club-record £9.5 million

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Crystal Palace have announced the signing of France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris St Germain.

The former Newcastle man will again link up with Palace manager Alan Pardew, who initially took Cabaye to St James' Park in 2011.

Having developed into a firm favorite at the Magpies, the lure of returning to his native France to represent PSG proved too strong and he completed a big-money move to the Parc des Princes last year.

Crystal Palace sign Yohan Cabaye for a club-record £9.5 million

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Crystal Palace have announced the signing of France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris St Germain.

The former Newcastle man will again link up with Palace manager Alan Pardew, who initially took Cabaye to St James' Park in 2011.

Having developed into a firm favorite at the Magpies, the lure of returning to his native France to represent PSG proved too strong and he completed a big-money move to the Parc des Princes last year.

England must tighten up their vulnerable defense to win in France next summer

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Having a solid back four is a thing of the past for England. Over the lasttwo decades the Three Lions have boasted world-class defenders, who were seen as up there with the best in the world.

You only have to go back 10 years to the 2006 World Cup, whereevenEngland's substitutesrank higher than the current crop.

England must tighten up their vulnerable defense to win in France next summer

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Having a solid back four is a thing of the past for England. Over the lasttwo decades the Three Lions have boasted world-class defenders, who were seen as up there with the best in the world.

You only have to go back 10 years to the 2006 World Cup, whereevenEngland's substitutesrank higher than the current crop.

The Rest

And while we are at it...

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Over the past few days, various French outlets (such as this one) have made claims that Lyon are in and pushing for a DeAndre Yedlin loan. I have been told that this is untrue. I am guessing that they have simply made or invented some connection to old interest and ran with it. But nope, nothing doing.

Another Day Another Trophy For PSG

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It has been a terrific preseason for Paris Saint-Germain, and they continued their success form from their USA preseason tour into the French Trophee des Champions, where they beat Lyon 2-0 in Montreal on Saturday.

Two early goals by Serge Aurier and Edinson Cavani put Paris in control of the traditional season-opening contest and left Lyon with a mountain to climb long before their captain Maxime Gonalons was sent off in the 64th minute.

Confirmed Team News: Chelsea vs PSG lineups

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Chelsea team to play PSG Team to play PSG: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Moses, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa....

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Man United’s French Connection.

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If Manchester United go ahead with the purchase of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton he will be joining a French Legion of players that have graced Old Trafford. It all began with 'Le...

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On This Day In 1960: Yugoslavia Shock France With Extraordinary Comeback In Nine-Goal Euro Thriller (Video)

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By Martin Cloake

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One of the most dramatic matches in international competition history took place on 6th July, 1960, at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

The occasion was the semi-final of the first ever European Championships, then called the European Nations Cup.