Ligue 1

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PHOTO: Chelsea transfer complete, 13-goal attacker happy to join a club with great history

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Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has completed a permanent transfer to Lyon. The Ligue 1 side have confirmed the move on their official Twitter account.

Traore was on loan at Ajax last season and the Chelsea youngster managed to score 13 goals for the Eredivisie outfit. He also helped his side reach the final of the Europa League.

Arsenal will have to match Atletico’s €65m offer for Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal’s 2016/17 campaign ended with the club finishing outside the top 4, and a primary reason for the same was the lack of firepower upfront, with there being a significant overreliance on Alexis Sanchez.

The summer transfer window represents a good time for the club to remedy the problems of the previous season and strengthen the squad further.

Man Utd submit massive €70m bid for Barcelona target, star is fond of the Spanish giants

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Manchester United are interested in signing the Brazilian defender Marquinhos this summer.

According to the reliable Globo Esporte, the Red Devils have already submitted a €70m bid for the 23-year-old centre-back. However, Marquinhos plans to stay at PSG for another season at least.

With the World Cup coming up, the Brazilian will want to play regularly and that might not be possible at Manchester United next season.

Chelsea transfer close, fee agreed for attacker; Club president says deal could be done this week

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Ligue 1 outfit Lyon are close to signing the Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore this summer.

The highly talented attacker was on loan at Ajax last season and he will leave the Blues permanently in search of regular first-team football at Lyon. Clearly, Traore isn’t a part of Conte’s first team plans.

Spurs approach top class Man City target regarding summer transfer, player keen on move

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Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the club this summer and Pochettino is already looking for replacements.

The English right back is apparently a long-term target for Manchester City but Spurs have approached him regarding a transfer.

According to Le10Sport, Tottenham have identified the French international Djibril Sidibe as Walker’s replacement.

Report shows that Tottenham duo are individually worth more than Messi and Ronaldo

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The CIES Football Observatory research team has developed a report on the most expensive footballers around the globe right now.

With the help of parameters such as transfer fees of other players, performance for club and country, international status, contract, age and position, they have prepared a list of the most valuable footballers.

Spurs odds-on favourites to land 14-goal winger, Pochettino's side overtake Arsenal in chase

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Monaco’s Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move away from France in the recent weeks.

The likes of Spurs and Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in the player. However, it seems that Mauricio Pochettino’s men are favourites to sign him according to the bookies.

Sky Bet are offering odds of 5/2 on Lemar joining Tottenham this summer.

Chelsea close to agreeing a deal for top class star, transfer could be announced next week

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Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is on his way to Chelsea this summer.

The Premier League champions have been linked with the Frenchman for a while now and it seems that they are finally closing in on an agreement for the midfielder. According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are not very far from agreeing a £35m deal for the box-to-box midfielder and Bakayoko could be announced as a Chelsea player next week.

PSG look to hijack deal for €70M Manchester United target

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The future of James Rodriguez almost looks set to be away from the Santiago Bernabeu next season. The Real Madrid midfielder has been tracked by both Chelsea and Manchester United, but now a new poacher has entered the fray.

According to Le 10 Sport, Paris Saint-Germain are considering to make a move to sign the Colombian midfielder.

West Ham want £13m striking sensation, Hammers to also sanction shock sale

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West Ham United have entered the race to sign highly-rated Montpellier striker Steve Mounie according to The Mirror, while ClaretandHugh claim the Hammers are willing to offload Robert Snodgrass.

Slaven Bilic’s men had an underwhelming first season at the London Stadium in 2016-17 and are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer.

Tottenham eye French full-back as possible Kyle Walker replacement

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Tottenham Hotspur are one of a number of English teams interested in Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe this summer, according to The Daily Star.

The North London side had an excellent 2016-17 campaign, finishing second in the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League again in the process.

Chelsea closing in on £42m star, move could help Mourinho sign long term target

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Chelsea are closing in on a deal for the highly talented Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Antonio Conte wants to add to his title winning squad so that the Blues can challenge on all fronts next season.

Bakayoko has had a fantastic season with Monaco and the 22-year-old has attracted the interest of Antonio Conte.

Manchester United Become The First Club Worth 3 Billion Euros

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Manchester United have moved clear of Real Madrid as the most valuable football club in Europe, a report by auditors KPMG has found.

United have been valued at €3.004 billion, ahead of both Real (€2.895bn) and Barcelona (€2.688bn). KPMG had estimated Madrid and United as being worth €2.

Man City set to bid €45m for top class defender, Jurgen Klopp ready to match that offer

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Manchester City completed the signing of Bernardo Silva from Monaco last night.

The Premier League giants are now expected to move on to their next target, Benjamin Mendy. The Monaco left back has been sensational this season and Guardiola wants him to replace the likes of Clichy next season.

PHOTO: Man City complete first summer transfer; Star poses with club shirt, will wear this number

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Manchester City have agreed on a deal to sign the highly talented Monaco winger Bernardo Silva.

The Premier League giants announced their first summer signing this evening and the Portuguese star will join the Etihad outfit on the 1st of July.

It’s official.

Transfer Roundup: Chelsea held talks with £40m star's representatives; Deal agreed for South American

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Chelsea have been linked with a Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for a while now.

The Frenchman has been sensational this season and has guided his side to the Ligue 1 title and the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Conte is keen on signing Bakayoko as a partner for Conte and according to Daily Mail, the Blues have already held talks with the player’s representatives.

European Weekend Preview: Real Madrid pushes for title, Liverpool looks to seal UCL spot, and more

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The La Liga title race comes down to this weekend's matchups as Real Madrid and Barcelona both remain in the hunt for the trophy.

Los Blancos leaped into top spot midweek after winning, 4-1, over Celta Vigo in their game in hand. All Real Madrid needs is a point at Malaga, and they will clinch their 33rd La Liga crown.

Roundup: Liverpool confident of signing Chelsea target; £65m bid submitted for 26-goal star

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is already looking to add to his squad for the next season and the German manager has identified Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as a priority target.

Sessegnon has been sensational for the Londoners this season and has attracted a lot of interest from several Premiership clubs.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham edges Man United, Roma tops Juventus, and more

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Since 1899, Tottenham called White Hart Lane its homewinning their only top-flight title there in 1951. On Sunday, the Spurs played their final match there, defeating Manchester United, 2-1.

A 48th-minute finish from leading scorer Harry Kane proved to be the difference between the two sides.

European Weekend Preview: Tottenham hosts Man United, Juventus travel to Roma, and more

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Even with a few weeks remaining across Europe's top domestic leagues, that doesn't see the mouth-watering fixtures come to an end.

In England, Tottenham welcomes Manchester United to White Hart Lane on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino's side isstill look for a top-two finish and would like to continue their recent dominance at home.

Arsenal Roundup: Wenger an admirer of 14-goal star; Gunners confident 23-yr-old will join them

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Arsenal are interested in signing the Monaco winger Thomas Lemar this summer.Monaco winger Thomas Lemar this summer.Thomas Lemar this summer.

Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old and wants him to join the Gunners for next season.

Chelsea confident of signing physically imposing star; Conte a fan, Mourinho interested as well

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Chelsea are confident of signing the Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer.

The Ligue 1 star has attracted the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus as well.

Sunday European Rewind: Arsenal beats Man United, Roma stomps AC Milan, and more

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Arsenal improved their hopes of a top-four finish in the English Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger's side used a pair of second-half goals to defeat the Red Devils at the Emirates Stadium. Granit Xhaka's long-range attempt after 54 minutes put the Gunners ahead, 1-0, following a scoreless first half.

Saturday European Rewind: Borussia Dortmund edges Hoffenheim, Barcelona cruises past Villarreal, and more

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The must-watch match across Europe on Saturday took place in Germany, as hosts Borussia Dortmund held off Hoffenheim 2-1 at Signal Iduna Park.

Thomas Tuchel's side knew a victory on Saturday would leapfrog them into third place over their opponents, in the race for next season's Champions League.

European Weekend Preview: Man United travels to Arsenal, Dortmund hosts Hoffenheim, and more

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As we head into the first weekend of May, means domestic action across Europe is slowly coming to end as races heat up.

In England, the top-four race continues as six teams fight for four places, and a spot in next year's UEFA Champions League. On Sunday, Arsenal welcomes Manchester United to the Emirates Stadium as both sides continue their fight for a top-four finish.

Arsenal make enquiry over £20m midfielder

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Man Utd submit massive bid for 24-goal star, Player's uncle provides transfer boost for Red Devils

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Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe is one of the hottest young talents in Europe right now.

The 18-year-old has had a sensational season so far and is already attracting the interest of European heavyweights like Manchester United.

Bundesliga

Paris FC: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Plays Alongside Father In Post-Season Friendly Match (Photo)

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was eyeballedin Paris over the weekend, though it transpired the Dortmund striker was only in town to take part in a friendly.

The 28-year-old turned out for Paris FC specifically the Ligue 2 club's annual post-season match against amateur side Gauchy Grugie Biette.

Retro Football: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores Against Non-League Heaton Stannington On A Pitch Behind The Local Fish & Chip Shop, 2012 (Photo)

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Today he may be on the verge of a €70million move between Dortmund and PSG, but just five short years ago Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself in altogether less salubrious circumstances.

Indeed, on 22nd July, 2012, Aubameyang travelled to the suburbs of Newcastle with the rest of his Gabon teammates to play a friendly against non-league opposition on a pitch tucked behind a chip shop and a Chinese takeaway.

PSG To Sign Dortmund Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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According to Yahoo Sport France, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will leave Borussia Dortmund and join Paris Saint-Germain in a £61 million deal this summer.

The Bundesliga's top goalscorer last season has reportedly agreed a contract that will pay him a whopping £5.25m signing-on fee plus a wage package of £168,000 a week.

Reports: PSG Have ‘Found An Agreement Of Around €70m’ With Dortmund In Pursuit Of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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After topping the Bundesliga goalscoring charts and winning the DFB Pokal with Borussia Dortmund this season, it looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be on the cusp of returning to France.

According to Yahoo France, things are "burning" between PSG and Dortmund with the two clubs agreeing a deal over thetransfer of Aubameyang, the fee involved said to be "approximately€70million".

Saturday European Rewind: Hamburg clinch safety, Napoli trounce Fiorentina, and more

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Hamburg knew a victory on Saturday over visiting Wolfsburg would see them retain their German top-flight status for another season.The hosts did just that by defeating their visitors, 2-1, at the Volksparkstadion in dramatic fashion.

A 88th-minute winner from Gian-Luca Waldschmidt earned Hamburg a massive three points which pushedthem out of relegation playoff place, and dropped Wolfsburg in.

Claudio Ranieri

‘Don’t Worry Leicester, We’ll Take Care Of Him’ – FC Nantes (Finally) Swear In Claudio Ranieri As New Head Coach

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Claudio Ranieri has sidestepped that odd bit of Ligue 1 regulation to formally join FC Nantes as their new head coach.

Ranieri's appointment was held up after it was discovered he may have been too old to take the job, but the French club have now obtained a derogation from the French Football Federation to allow the Italian to take charge on a two-year contract.

Ex-Leicester Boss Claudio Ranieri Agrees Deal To Manage Nantes, May Be Too Old To Take The Job

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Unemployed since February, it looks like Claudio Ranieriis about to sashayback into the management racket after agreeing to take over at Nantes.

However, despite a deal beingin place between the two parties, the ex-Leicester City boss may see his appointment scuppered by a strange decree that exists inthe Ligue 1 rule book.

Monaco

Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger spotted in Nice as Mbappé rumours intensify

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Reports: Arsenal Have Enormous €100m Opening Bid For Kylian Mbappe Rejected By Monaco

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The big story coming out of France this morning is that Arsenal have reportedly tabled a dizzying offerto pry Kylian Mbappe from Monaco's payroll.

According to L'Equipe,the Gunners have pipped Real Madrid and Man City to the punch by lodging a formal bid of€100million (roughly £87million) for the 18-year-old striker.

Monaco: Champions-Elect Book 50 Cent (And Possibly Bruno Mars) To Play At Title Celebration Party

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Monaco are now just a whisper away from winning their first Ligue 1 title since 2000.

Indeed, the Rouges et Blancs need to harvest a single point from their game in hand against Saint-Etienne tonight to put themselves mathematically out of reach of second-placed PSG at the summit of the table going into the final round of fixtures this coming weekend.

The Rest

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

Ligue 2: Pandemonium Erupts As Amiens Score In Injury Time To Leap From 6th To 2nd And Clinch Promotion On Goal Difference (Video)

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With things balanced on a knife edge going in, the final Ligue 2 matchday of the season proved to be a bit of a thriller.

Thetop six were separated by just three points before Friday night's games and, sure enough, it was the team down in 6th place, Amiens SC, who ended up sneaking into the automatic promotion places in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Belle Of The Ball: Memphis Depay Turns Up To French Football Awards Wearing Gold-Studded Matador Jacket (Photos & Video)

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Memphis Depay stole the show on the red carpet ahead of the UNFP Trophy gala (France's annual football awards ceremony) in Paris last night.

Indeed, the Lyon winger opted for a demure gold-studded matador's jacket for the occasion, as coupled with a little black dickie bow...

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