It's time for Offbeat Wednesday, your weekly gossip special! This week, Olivier Giroud's scandal with a model hits French society, J-LO and Pitbull shoot the official World Cup music video, Maradona gets engaged and David de Gea's girlfriend billed as the next Beyonce.
Over the weekend, Arsenal's Olivier Giroud was caught in a mighty scandal after embarrassing photos of him were leaked to the British press.
Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is ready to commit his international future to Algeria ahead of this summer's World Cup, according to reports in the north African national's media. Algerian newspaper Le Buteur claims that the France-born 19-year-old will declare for his parents' homeland and represent them in Brazil.
Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Paris on Wednesday evening to watch Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann make his France debut against Holland. After scoring 20 goals in Spain this season, Griezmann was given the chance to make an impression for Les Bleus. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent [.
Liverpool are set to launch a £10m bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer, according to reports. The Reds have been linked with the 22-year-old throughout the current campaign, and will reportedly make their move at the end of the season. Brendan Rodgers has had Lacazette, who has two France caps, scouted several times [.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has played down suggestions that Mathieu Debuchy could move to Paris Saint Germain. Quotes attributed to the right-back in the French media suggested that he would not be averse to joining the big-spending Ligue 1 champions. But Pardew insists that the France international is committed to the Magpies.
Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said he is embarrassed by suggestions that he would like to join Arsenal. Gunners striker Olivier Giroud suggested in a French TV interview that his compatriot wanted to make the switch between the north London rivals. But France skipper Lloris has dismissed those suggestions.
"When you make a nice save and you lose, it means nothing" Hugo analyses Sunday's win http://t.co/3VDn0AdDbh pic.twitter.com/y1VhYoyXCv Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 10, 2014 Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris would be keen on quitting White Hart Lane to join north London rivals Arsenal, according to Gunners star Olivier Giroud.
Monaco and Paris Saint Germain have joined the race for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Both club have reportedly made contact with the Portuguese side about deals to take the France international back to his homeland. The 22-year-old is high on Manchester United's summer shopping list and was the subject of a deadline day bid from [.
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris has responded to rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint Germain by saying he is only thinking of his current club until the end of the season. The France international is reportedly a target for the Ligue 1 champions. While Lloris has sort quash those rumours he was [.
Chelsea's January signing Kurt Zouma was on the scoresheet last night to grab a last-gasp victory for France Under-21s against Belarus Under-21s. The £12.5m man, who will link up with his new club at the end of the season, fired a low shot in at the near post in injury time to secure a 1-0 [...]
Manchester City and Chelsea's summer transfer plans have been dealt a blow after Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi signed a new contract with the French champions. The 26-year-old was due to become a free agent this summer and had been consistently linked with a move to the Premier League in recent times.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied claims that his side could launch big-money moves for Paris Saint Germain pair Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. Mourinho knows Ibrahimovic well from their time together at Inter Milan, but denies that he will attempt to bring the 32-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea: Mourinho may lure £30m Real Madrid prodigy to Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cherry-picked when he was barely 18, Raphael Varane's path to the big time was quite something. Seen the film 'Goal 2′? Well, dumb that down a little and apply to a centre-back, and you have Varane's 2013.
Chelsea and Tottenham scouts following €25m-rated Florian Thauvin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Included in the Guardian's top 10 most promising youngsters in the world this year, Marseille wingerFlorian Thauvinis certainly catching the eye.
According to reports emanating from France, both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have sent scouts to closely watch the 21-year-old, with the Premier League pair expected to be represented for Marseille's Ligue 1 game on Saturday.
Chelsea and Man City target to decide future 'in the next few hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
PSG dynamo Blaise Matuidi is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract with PSG, putting paid to Chelsea and Manchester City's hopes of bringing the combative midfield operator to the Premier League.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has said he is "flattered" by reported interest from Paris Saint Germain but there is not question of him leaving Stamford Bridge. The Belgium international signed from Lille for £32m in 2012 has been linked with a return to French football with the Ligue 1 champions. While the [.
French side Marseille are bracing themselves for approaches for youngster Maxime Lopez amid interest from a host of Premier League clubs. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have all been linked with the 16-year-old, with reports in France suggesting that all four clubs have already approached his representative about a possible deal.
Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani's agent has reportedly travelled to London for talks as the Uruguay international considers his future. Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in signing the 26-year-old. The former Napoli man is thought to be unhappy at being forced to play in a wide role at PSG in order to [.
Arsenal have contacted Lille about the possibility of signing former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, according to reports in the French media. The RMC radio station claims the Gunners approached the Ligue 1 side to sound them out about a possible move for the Ivory Coast international. But they were reportedly knocked back, with Lille saying [.
Dimitar Berbatov has been official unveiled as a Monaco player today. The Bulgarian has joined the Ligue 1 side on loan from Fulham until the end of the season. He said: "I have decided to come here because it's a great team, I know the coach he was working in England so it [...]
€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal's new Thierry Henry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This week will see what many consider to be the long overdue international debut for Real Sociedad's French winger Antoine Griezmann. The Basque club's player, earning rave reviews in La Liga, has unsurprisingly fallen under the focus of Arsenals' Arsene Wenger.
Enzo Zidane accepts France call-up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Enzo Zidane, son of France legend Zinedine, has decided to accept a French under-19s call-up, with the 18-year-old taking another step towards emulating his illustrious father.
More commonly referred to as Enzo Fernandez, the attacking midfielder is one of four of Papa Zidane's boys currently in the Real Madrid youth setup, with brothersLuca, Theo, and Elyaz all playing in different age groups at the club.
Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.
With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.
Arsenal make contact with Loic Remy's representatives - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are in the hunt of a new striker in the summer. Many Gunners fan opine that they should sign a striker, albeit temporary, in the January transfer window.
The general feeling among the fans is that Arsenal will spend heavily on a top striker next summer, with players like Jackson Martinez, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao have had been linked with the club.
Arsenal duo set for summer exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal pairBacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski are reportedly set to leave the Emirates in the summer, with the defensive duo rejecting contract extensions to stay at the club.
The Gunners, who were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool on the weekend, are to lose both Sagna and Fabianski for nothing in summer, according to the Daily Star, with both players' contracts set to expire come the end of the season.
Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has opened his account at new club Paris Saint Germain by scoring the fourth goal in a 0-4 win at Bayer Leverkusen. Cabaye placed the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box after a clinical PSG attack and lay-off. But the new signing's exploits were overshadowed [.
Newcastle are among the clubs reportedly tracking Metz striker Diafra Sakho. The 24-year-old is the top scorer in Ligue 2 this season and has been watched by up to 15 scouts in some games. His 12 goals in 21 games have put his side in contention for promotion to Ligue 1 in what has been [...]
France vs Netherlands 2014 Friendly Highlights 2-0 Benzema Matuidi Scissor Kick Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
France vs Netherlands 2014 Friendly Highlights 2-0 Benzema Matuidi Scissor Kick Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter France vs Netherlands 2014 (France Holland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- France vs Holland 2-0 (Benzema, Matuidi) Stade de France, Paris- 5 March, 2014- International friendly- 5/3/14 Blaise Matuidi scores [.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he would love the opportunity to manage Paris Saint Germain. The Argentinian spent three years with the big-spending French champions during his playing days and has made it clear he would relish the opportunity to return in a coaching role. He told Beln Sports: "Why not?
International playboy Dimitar Berbatov is off the mark for Monaco. The Bulgarian striker joined the Ligue 1 side from Fulham last month and he scored his first goal in last night's Coupe de France game against Nice. Berbatov's extra time winner was enough to see his new team through to the quarter finals.