With his £3million move to Arsenal formally announced yesterday, everybody at OGC Nice gathered to give their goalkeeper of the last sixyears, David Ospina, an emotional farewell send-off from theAllianz Riviera yesterday as he prepared to travel Arse-wards.
Smoother than Des Lynam's velvet codpiece, here's Dimitar Berbatov tucking away a lovely acrobatic volley for Monaco during their recent pre-season jolly against Atletico Junior while barely being arsed...
We're all familiar with the time-old playground taunt of breaking clear through on an open goal, dropping down on all fours and nudging the ball across the goal-line with your forehead, no?
Well, thanks to Rennes striker Paul-George Ntep, that very taunt beloved of cocky schoolboys across the globe was actually used to really rub it in during a full, professional, Ligue 1 game between two teams of supposedly fully-grown adults at the weekend.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was crowned the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the second season running last night, also picking up trinkets for ending 2013/14 as the French top flight's top goalscorer and the scorer of the league's most beautiful goal (for this handsome brute against Bastia in October).
Lille vs PSG 2014 Highlights 1-3 Marquinhos Lucas Matuidi Delaplace Goals Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Lille vs PSG 2014 Highlights 1-3 Marquinhos Lucas Matuidi Delaplace Goals Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Lille vs PSG 2014 (LOSC Paris Saint-Germain VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Lille PSG 1-3 ( Delaplace/ Marquinhos, Lucas, Matuidi) Stade Pierre-Mauroy- 10 May, 2014- 10/5/14 PSG break the [.
One desperate Ajaccio fan haslisted his entire house and all its contents (including his wife and children) on a French auction website in order to raise enough cash to keep Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa at the Corsican club next season.
Despite being on the very cusp of landing a move to PSGthree years ago, Ochoa instead found himself keeping goalfor perennial Ligue 1 strugglers Ajaccio after a failed drugs test impeded his career.
It's still sinking in with us, but Chelsea have confirmed today that they have agreed terms with PSG for the eye-watering £50million sale of David Luiz,subject to the Brazilian defender agreeing terms andpassing his medical at the Ligue 1 champions.
With his departure imminent, Luiz took to Instagram to write an emotional farewell tothe friends he's leaving behind after a thoroughly successful three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge: his team-mates, staff and even his "geezers" in the terraces.
We're not overly sure what to make of this, but The Telegraph are reporting this morning that Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell David Luiz to PSG for a truly astronomical fee of somewhere around the £40million-mark.
Elsewhere, several other papers are also running with the story and are quoting a price-tag closer to £50million.
One of the most sought-after defenders in European football following a fine season in Serie A, Roma'sMehdi Benatia has found himself linked with scores of potential suitors this season with a summer move to Manchester United heavily mooted to be on the cards.
Liverpool interested in €20m French forward, unsure about price-tag - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have officially agreed that talisman striker Luis Suarez will join Barcelona in the summer, though neither of the two clubs have disclosed the amount.
Quite predictable that Liverpool will use (£75m or€81m whichever version you believe) the full money received for Suarez on buying quality players, as Brendan Rodgers vowed to perform better than last season.
Chelsea and United to make shock move for Man City midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to make a bizarre bid as the two English clubs are likely to enter into a summer battle in signing Manchester City superstar Yaya Toure in the summer transfer window.
It would be the blockbuster deal of the summer if it is true. According to BeIN Sports, Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has agreed to move to Real Madrid and that the deal will be announced once the World Cup finishes.
Falcao was not happy with life in Ligue 1, and according to the Spanish newspaper AS, the Columbian striker told his agent Jorge Mende to get him back to Spain, where he starred for cross-town rival Atletico.
Arsenal Star Confirms Emirates Exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bacary Sagna has revealed that he will no longer be an Arsenal player next season.
The French international is a free agent in the summer transfer window and had rejected a chance to sign a new deal. He claims Arsene Wenger's side had offered him an offer and the talks over signing an extension did not go in a direction as he had wished.
"Another Giant" Ibra gives his verdict on Chelsea star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The giant 6ft 5in Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has always been known for a tongue that is just as lethal as his goalscoring prowess, never being one to mince his words or sugar-coat his opinion.
World's highest paid youngster plays for Man Utd, and PSG almost stole him! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The agent of Manchester United's rising star Adnan Januzaj has revealed that not only did his client reject the overtures of mega-rich PSG last October, but by committing his future to United, he became the world's highest paid youngster, earning a wage that surpasses that of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they were his age.
Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have breached UEFA's financial fair play rules, according to reports from BBC.
President of UEFA,Michel Platini revealed earlier that no football clubs will beexcluded from European competition, as of now, but the clubs who have failed to meet the criteria are facing sanctions from UEFA.
I happen to think that there is more than a grain of truth to Zlatan Ibrahimovic comments that "jealous" rival European clubs put pressure on UEFA to use financial fair play to hold back Paris Saint-Germain.
Ibra helped set a new points total in Ligue 1 last season and they were just a late Demba Ba goal away from reaching the Champions League semifinals.
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Monaco have taken back a contract offer to former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes after he failed a medical at the club.
Valdes was expected to join the Ligue 1 outfit this summer after leaving Barcelona upon the end of his contract, but Mundo Deportivo has reported Vadim Vasilyev as telling a Press conference that the deal has been scrapped due to the knee injury the goalkeeper suffered in March.
Not a lot of paople have heard of the Serbian international Nemanja Pejcinovic, but it seems that this classy centre-back could easily be Arsenal's replacement for the want-away thomas Vermaelen. Pejcinovic has been playing with Nice in the French Ligue for the last four years, but has allowed his contract to run down and has [.
The 2014/15 French Ligue 1 schedule has been released and the two time defending champions, Paris Saint-Germain begin their season away to the Reims on August 8.
PSG's first home match of the season arrives in Week 2 on the weekend of August 16, against Bastia at the Parc des Princes. The fixture sparks memories of those amazing goals scored last season by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani against the Corsicans at Le Parc.
The crowds swarmed on and around the pitch at the Parc des Princes afterPSG secured their second successive Ligue 1 title with a 2-1 defeat against Rennes last night (Monaco can't catch them at the summit after drawing elsewhere), with Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his return from injury to play the final 33 minutes.
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