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Mbappe on verge of joining PSG from Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, French media reported on Sunday.

Radio stations France Info and RMC reported that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the French international striker.

Mbappe on verge of joining PSG from Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal to sign teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, French media reported on Sunday.

Radio stations France Info and RMC reported that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the French international striker.

Nasri relishing Antalyaspor ‘challenge’ after Manchester City exit

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Istanbul (AFP) – Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Tuesday said he was relishing the challenge of playing for Antalyaspor, after signing for the Turkish Super Lig team following six years at Manchester City.

Nasri stunned many by signing on Monday for the team from Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city, which was only promoted to the Turkish top flight three seasons ago and has yet to qualify for Europe.

Nasri relishing Antalyaspor ‘challenge’ after Manchester City exit

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Istanbul (AFP) – Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Tuesday said he was relishing the challenge of playing for Antalyaspor, after signing for the Turkish Super Lig team following six years at Manchester City.

Nasri stunned many by signing on Monday for the team from Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city, which was only promoted to the Turkish top flight three seasons ago and has yet to qualify for Europe.

Antalyaspor sign Man City’s Nasri

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Istanbul (AFP) – Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Monday signed a two year deal to join Turkish top flight side Antalyaspor from Manchester City, the club said.

Nasri, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, appeared unlikely to figure in Pep Guardiola’s plans this season with Manchester City keen to offload him and rejuvenate their own-line up.

Spalletti fury as wantaway Kondogbia skips Inter training

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Rome (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti vented his fury Friday as wantaway French international midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia skipped training.

Kondogbia’s failure to turn up prompted the 24-year-old to be axed from Inter’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Real Betis.

Spalletti fury as wantaway Kondogbia skips Inter training

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Rome (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti vented his fury Friday as wantaway French international midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia skipped training.

Kondogbia’s failure to turn up prompted the 24-year-old to be axed from Inter’s squad for Saturday’s friendly against Real Betis.

Marseille not big enough for Giroud, says coach

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille boss Rudi Garcia admitted Wednesday that Olivier Giroud would be the perfect goal scorer for the French club but believes the Arsenal striker has his sights on a bigger challenge.

“I think that he doesn’t want to come to Marseille,” Garcia tells sports daily L’Equipe in an interview to be published Thursday.

Marseille not big enough for Giroud, says coach

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Paris (AFP) – Marseille boss Rudi Garcia admitted Wednesday that Olivier Giroud would be the perfect goal scorer for the French club but believes the Arsenal striker has his sights on a bigger challenge.

“I think that he doesn’t want to come to Marseille,” Garcia tells sports daily L’Equipe in an interview to be published Thursday.

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.

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 [.

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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.

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 [.