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Chelsea sign ‘outstanding’ French midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

Chelsea sign ‘outstanding’ French midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

Chelsea complete deal for midfielder Bakayoko

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London (AFP) – Chelsea completed the signing of French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, the Premier League champions announced on Saturday.

The 22-year-old joined Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported fee of up to £39.7 million ($51.

France goalkeeper Mandanda returns to Marseille

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Marseille (AFP) – French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has returned to former club Marseille from English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace on a three-year deal, the Ligue 1 side announced on Tuesday.

Mandanda, 32, starred for Marseille for nine seasons and helped them win the French title in 2010.

France goalkeeper Mandanda returns to Marseille

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Marseille (AFP) – French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has returned to former club Marseille from English Premier League outfit Crystal Palace on a three-year deal, the Ligue 1 side announced on Tuesday.

Mandanda, 32, starred for Marseille for nine seasons and helped them win the French title in 2010.

Gomis signs for Galatasaray from Swansea

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis Thursday signed for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a three year deal for a 2.5 million euro transfer fee.

Gomis, 31, who spent the past season on loan at Marseille, had the day earlier received an ecstatic welcome in Istanbul when he was mobbed by hundreds of fans of the “Lions” and then passed a medical.

Gomis signs for Galatasaray from Swansea

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis Thursday signed for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a three year deal for a 2.5 million euro transfer fee.

Gomis, 31, who spent the past season on loan at Marseille, had the day earlier received an ecstatic welcome in Istanbul when he was mobbed by hundreds of fans of the “Lions” and then passed a medical.

Galatasaray set to sign Swansea’s Gomis

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis on Wednesday arrived in Istanbul to sign for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a reported three million dollar deal.

Gomis, 31, was mobbed by hundreds of excited Galatasaray fans chanting club songs and brandishing its yellow and red colours after arriving at Istanbul’s main airport.

Galatasaray set to sign Swansea’s Gomis

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Istanbul (AFP) – French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis on Wednesday arrived in Istanbul to sign for Turkish top flight side Galatasaray from Swansea City of the English Premier League in a reported three million dollar deal.

Gomis, 31, was mobbed by hundreds of excited Galatasaray fans chanting club songs and brandishing its yellow and red colours after arriving at Istanbul’s main airport.

Bayern football star Coman to plead guilty to domestic violence

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Melun (France) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s French international forward Kingsley Coman will go before a judge later this year accused of domestic violence in an incident involving his ex-girlfriend, sources said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old was arrested and held by police on Monday morning in the Paris suburb of Chessy, the public prosecutor in Meaux told AFP, confirming an earlier report on Europe 1 radio.

Bayern football star Coman to plead guilty to domestic violence

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Melun (France) (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s French international forward Kingsley Coman will go before a judge later this year accused of domestic violence in an incident involving his ex-girlfriend, sources said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old was arrested and held by police on Monday morning in the Paris suburb of Chessy, the public prosecutor in Meaux told AFP, confirming an earlier report on Europe 1 radio.

English Premier League

Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu

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Swansea City has finalized the signing of striker Bafétimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Lyon. The 28-year-old passed his medical having agreed to a four-year deal with the South Wales club. Gomis was sought after by multiple Premier League clubs. The French International has 12 caps for his country but was not selected by manager Didier Deschamps for the World Cup.

SWOL Exclusive: Mikael Silvestre discusses Life, Football and Social Media

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Mikael Silvestre (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

With a career spanning more than a decade across four of Europe's best leagues, Mikael Silvestre is a journeyman of not just the Premier League, but European football as a whole. We caught up with the former French international to discuss matters past, present and future earlier this week.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Make Bid For Clement Grenier

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There is news in France tonight that Newcastle have made a solid bid for Lyon play-maker Clement Grenier, and the news is being reported by le10sport. Clement Grenier Newcastle make approach for French International It appears that Newcastle have made a bid for the talented 23 year-old Lyon player, but there have now been [.

At Least This Newcastle Player Has Had A Good Season

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In his press conference yesterday afternoon, Alan Pardew spoke about the season that Moussa Sissoko has had, and the French International, who will be out for two to three weeks with ahamstring strain, has played 35 times for Newcastle with three goals and five assists so far this season. Moussa Sissoko after scoring at [.

Newcastle After Top Young French Striker

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There's news today that 22 year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette, who plays for his home town club Lyon, has said he has turned down an offer from Everton. Alexandre Lacazette top young French International forward This is what he is quoted in the French magazine Telesport as saying: "Everton? They wanted me but I did [.

Remy – It’s Going Well – I’m Proud Of All The Players

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Loic Remy has been great for us this season, but last week the French International striker uncharacteristically missed two good chances that would surely have seen Newcastle beat Southampton. Loic Remy - Newcastle are number one obviously And the striker has been interviewed today in the local press and he seems to be happy [.

Lyon Still Trying To Persuade Top Striker To Stay

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Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is trying to cozy up to his striker Bafe Gomis, after he had sent the French International striker to train with the youngsters at the French club. Bafe Gomis no intention of staying at Lyon Aulas had said Gomis was not part of the first-team at Lyon, but with Lisandro [.

Newcastle French Target Will Request A Transfer

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Newcastle have been interested in French International center-back Mamadou Sakho, and have kept an eye in the PSG defender as he has tried to win a first team starting position at the French club. Mamadou Sakho wants to leave PSG But with Brazilian International Thiago Silva staying at PSG, it may be that Mamadou [.

Newcastle Pull Out Of Gomis Deal

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There's a very short report in the Sunday Express today that Newcastle have pulled out of signing French International striker, Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis, but we wonder if there's any truth to that. Bafe Gomis deal dead? Newcastle have agreed a fee up to €10M for the striker and wages have also been agreed, but [.

Much Better News On Newcastle Striker

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Loic Remy was in training on Thursday at the Benton Training grounds and that was a good sign that the French International striker could still make the start of the season a week on Monday at the Etihad Stadium, even if he starts on the bench at Manchester City. Loic Remy with Kinnear Joe's [...]

Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis embroiled in pay-off dispute after sex scandal

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Bafetimbi Gomis' transfer to Newcastle is being held up by a dispute between the player and his current club Lyon. The French side are due to pay the striker five per cent of any transfer fee as part of his severance package. But they are trying to avoid paying it on the basis that Gomis [...]

Two Issues To Get Gomis Signed Are Not Showstoppers

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Newcastle have agreed the initial transfer fee plus add-ons with Lyon for Bafetimbi Gomis, and wages have also been agreed with the French International striker. Bafetimbi Gomis near a Newcastle move As we reported earlier today, L'Equipe has been reporting there are two issues still to be agreed for the deal to close: The [.

Marseilles In For Gomis – 5% Sell-On Fee Now A Problem?

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We had published a report almost two weeks ago that Marseilles had entered the race to sign Bafetimbi Gomis, the French International striker who is in the last year of his five-year deal at Lyon, and it looks to be between Newcastle and Marseilles as to where the player, who turns 28 on Tuesday, will [.

Newcastle Interested In Top French International Midfielder

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The Newcastle Journal this morning reported that Newcastle were keeping tabs on PSG defensive midfielder Blaise Matuidi. Blaise Matuidi Newcastle keeping tabs on player Newcastle were first linked with Matuidi back in March of 2011, and there is a decent chance that PSG could make the 12 times capped French International midfielder available in [.

Sissoko – Team-Mates And Manager Have Been Fantastic

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Newcastle's new hero Moussa Sissoko has again talked to the local papers today and has said how his team-mates have helped him big time since he signed a week last Friday, and the French International has now given two stalwart performances in the middle of the park for Newcastle at Aston Villa and at [.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Interview – An Honor To Be At Newcastle

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The signing of French International defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was announced by Newcastlelastnight, andhissinging has been warmlyreceivedby Newcastle fans and the 3 times capped FrenchInternationalhas given his first interview on nufcTV. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Newcastle's new signing Yanga-Mbiwa was born in Bagui in the Central African Republic, and his family moved him to to Port-de-Bouc, [.

Reports That Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa Close To Newcastle Move

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There are reports in France today that Montpelier defender and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is close to a move to Newcastle United. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa signing for Newcastle The report is on the le10Sport site and the report suggests that the French International will soon join Newcastle for €8M, which is around £6.

Newcastle Make A Move For Yann M’Vila

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Some news breaking today is that Newcastle are interested in signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila this month, and the 22 year-old French International defensive midfielder certainly wants to leave the French league, and his first choice seems to be the Premier League. Yann M'Vila Newcastle interested?

Newcastle Now Linked With Turkish International Striker

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With Newcastle's difficulties in trying to secure Loic Remy from Marseilles, they will turn their sights to possible other potential signings in Jnauary, in case they cannot persuade the French International to join Newcastle. Mevlut Erdinc back on Newcastle's radar screen The second striker on the list seems to be Saint Etienne's 23 year-old [.

Some Big Clubs Move In For Newcastle Target

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Marseilles want around £11M for their wantaway striker 25 year-old Loic Remy, and he will move in January, but Newcastle are only one of the clubs interested in signing the striker, and there are some big clubs also interested in the 17 times capped French International, and they can offer him European football next season [.

Newcastle Target To Consider All His Options

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Strange news today that Newcastle may not be able to tie up the deal for Loic Remy until way into the January transfer window, since it seems the French International striker wants to consider all his options, before deciding which club to join. Loic Remy will take his time next month That's hardly a [.

Newcastle Target Staying Put In January

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We were hoping Newcastle may go back in for French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy inJanuary- but that seems unlikely now, after the Lille defender has said he will not be leaving his French club in the middle of the season. Mathieu Debuchy not leaving Lille in January And with the Frenchman turning 28 years [.

Newcastle Star Midfielder Has Two Operations In Two Days

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Newcastle's French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye will undergo a second operation on his groin tomorrow, after being operated on yesterday. Yohan Cabaye two operations in two days The 19 times capped France international issued a statement from the hospital today saying that the first part of his operation had been successful today, and he [.

Barcelona Reported To Be After Newcastle Midfielder

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There's a report TuttoMercato that Barcelona are interested in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who played for France in their 1-1 draw against Spain in Madrid last night. Yohan Cabaye Barcelona eying Newcastle midfielder? Cabaye was bought for just €5M from Lille in the summer of last year, and the french International has turned out [.

I Need To Make The Most Of The Time I Have – Not Waste It

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Ben Arfa has been a very well behaved young man at Newcastle United, and nothing like he was portrayed by the French media, when he arrived on Tyneside in August of 2010. Ben Arfa scores terrific goal against Aston Villa And of course the superlative French International broke his left leg very early in his [.

Ben Arfa The Man Of The Moment On Tyneside

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It took Hatem Ben Arfa a while, but this year he has shown the fantastic form he was renowned for when he played for French Champions Lyon and Marseilles, and in the first three Premier League games of the season, the 13 times capped French International has been Newcastle's best player in every game.

Liverpool

Liverpool Interested In Newcastle Winger – But For £25M?

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There are reports in France that Liverpool will soon put in a bid for Newcastle's French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, according to reports in France. Ben Arfa in training this summer It's not the first time Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers have been linked with the 13 times capped French International, who is a [.

Liverpool Set Sights On French International Defender

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Liverpool are being linked with a move for highly-rated French international defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, according to reports.
Italian publication La Stampa claims Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to add the 23-year-old to the ranks at Anfield, with an expiring contract appearing to work in the favour of interested parties.