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Champions Monaco slip up

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Amiens on Friday despite an equaliser from Stevan Jovetic to drop two points in the Ligue 1 title race.

Christophe Pelissier’s home side took a shock 31st-minute lead through Serge Gakpe, but Jovetic came off the bench in the second half to equalise.

Besiktas made to wait for last-16 place

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Paris (AFP) – Turkish champions Besiktas missed a chance to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they drew 1-1 with Monaco in Istanbul on Wednesday.

The home side needed a penalty from Cenk Tosun in the second half to earn a point after Rony Lopes had given Monaco the lead just prior to the interval.

Besiktas made to wait for last-16 place

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Paris (AFP) – Turkish champions Besiktas missed a chance to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they drew 1-1 with Monaco in Istanbul on Wednesday.

The home side needed a penalty from Cenk Tosun in the second half to earn a point after Rony Lopes had given Monaco the lead just prior to the interval.

Monaco win comfortably in Falcao absence

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco shrugged off the absence of leading scorer Radamel Falcao as they eased to a 2-0 victory away at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar scored second-half goals for the defending champions, who close back to within four points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco win comfortably in Falcao absence

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco shrugged off the absence of leading scorer Radamel Falcao as they eased to a 2-0 victory away at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Keita Balde and Thomas Lemar scored second-half goals for the defending champions, who close back to within four points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Keita Balde off mark in Monaco win

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Paris (AFP) – Keita Balde netted his first goal since his big-money summer move to Monaco as the reigning French champions eased to a welcome 2-0 victory at home to Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Balde got the opener midway through the first half and the prolific Radamel Falcao added a penalty just before the hour mark as Monaco recorded a first win in five outings in all competitions.

Keita Balde off mark in Monaco win

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Paris (AFP) – Keita Balde netted his first goal since his big-money summer move to Monaco as the reigning French champions eased to a welcome 2-0 victory at home to Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Balde got the opener midway through the first half and the prolific Radamel Falcao added a penalty just before the hour mark as Monaco recorded a first win in five outings in all competitions.

Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

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Paris (AFP) – Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their captain sealed a 3-2 home win over champions Monaco.

The defeat of the second-placed southerners offers Paris Saint-Germain the chance to climb six points clear at Dijon on Saturday.

Falcao-less Monaco bid to put pressure on PSG

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon on Friday without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three points adrift of PSG at the top of the table.

Falcao-less Monaco bid to put pressure on PSG

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco will make the tricky trip to Lyon on Friday without red-hot striker Radamel Falcao, as they look to keep up the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

Leonardo Jardim’s side dropped two points with a 1-1 home draw against Montpellier before the international break to slip three points adrift of PSG at the top of the table.

Red-hot Falcao stars as Monaco thrash Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao scored a brace as French champions Monaco romped to a 4-0 thumping of Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday to pile the pressure on home coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Stevan Jovetic and Rachid Ghezzal put Monaco in control at half-time with their first goals for the club since joining from Inter Milan and Lyon respectively.

Red-hot Falcao stars as Monaco thrash Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Radamel Falcao scored a brace as French champions Monaco romped to a 4-0 thumping of Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday to pile the pressure on home coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Stevan Jovetic and Rachid Ghezzal put Monaco in control at half-time with their first goals for the club since joining from Inter Milan and Lyon respectively.

Revitalised Falcao hoping for World Cup ‘dream’

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Monaco (AFP) – Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is aiming to realise his “dream” of playing in a World Cup next year, after continuing his red-hot start to the Ligue 1 season for Monaco on Saturday.

The 31-year-old scored a brace in the French champions’ 3-0 win over Strasbourg to make it nine goals in just six league games so far this term.

Revitalised Falcao hoping for World Cup ‘dream’

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Monaco (AFP) – Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is aiming to realise his “dream” of playing in a World Cup next year, after continuing his red-hot start to the Ligue 1 season for Monaco on Saturday.

The 31-year-old scored a brace in the French champions’ 3-0 win over Strasbourg to make it nine goals in just six league games so far this term.

Monaco suffer Lemar, Subasic injury blows

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Monaco (AFP) – French champions Monaco will be without winger Thomas Lemar and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic for their next two Ligue 1 matches, coach Leonardo Jardim confirmed on Thursday.

Subasic suffered an ankle injury in training for Wednesday’s Champions League 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig with close-season signing Diego Benaglio taking his place, while Lemar hobbled off at half-time of last weekend’s 4-0 league thrashing by Nice.

Balotelli double helps Nice thrash Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and teenage substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Balotelli double helps Nice thrash Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and teenage substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Nice thrashes Monaco thanks to Balotelli double

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli scored a brace as Monaco’s record 16-match winning streak in Ligue 1 was ended with a 4-0 thumping by Nice at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Balotelli’s early penalty put Nice ahead, before Alassane Plea made it two in the 18th minute.

Monaco tried to apply some pressure early in the second period, but Balotelli completed a brace to put the game beyond the reach of the reigning French champions and substitute Ignatius Ganago finished the rout to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Monaco to reinvest in football training centre

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco may have sold a swathe of top players but the club said Thursday they will invest 50 million euros ($60 million) on the training ground that helped produce the 2017 French champions.

Club vice president Vadim Vasilyev announced that work would begin in 2018 at the club’s La Turbie training centre.

Monaco to reinvest in football training centre

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco may have sold a swathe of top players but the club said Thursday they will invest 50 million euros ($60 million) on the training ground that helped produce the 2017 French champions.

Club vice president Vadim Vasilyev announced that work would begin in 2018 at the club’s La Turbie training centre.

Mbappe turned down Arsenal to seal PSG switch

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London (AFP) – Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe says he rejected an approach from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in favour of moving to the French giants.

Mbappe spoke with Wenger over the possibility of leaving Monaco to join the Gunners, but instead he decided to return to the French capital.

Mbappe turned down Arsenal to seal PSG switch

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London (AFP) – Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe says he rejected an approach from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in favour of moving to the French giants.

Mbappe spoke with Wenger over the possibility of leaving Monaco to join the Gunners, but instead he decided to return to the French capital.

Mbappe says change of heart triggered PSG move

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe revealed a change of heart prompted him to join Paris Saint-Germain from French champions Monaco in a deal poised to become the second most expensive transfer in history.

The 18-year-old France striker said at the end of last season he had decided to stay with Monaco, but confessed on Wednesday that “certain events happened which made me change my mind”.

Mbappe says change of heart triggered PSG move

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe revealed a change of heart prompted him to join Paris Saint-Germain from French champions Monaco in a deal poised to become the second most expensive transfer in history.

The 18-year-old France striker said at the end of last season he had decided to stay with Monaco, but confessed on Wednesday that “certain events happened which made me change my mind”.

Monaco question Mbappe deal

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Moscow (AFP) – Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has questioned Kylain Mbappe’s loan to Paris Saint-Germain in a move he calls “the most successful in world football”.

The 18-year-old striker moved to PSG last Thursday in a season-long loan deal with a 180 million euro buy-out clause attached, making him the second most expensive player of all time behind new teammate Neymar.

Monaco question Mbappe deal

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Moscow (AFP) – Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has questioned Kylain Mbappe’s loan to Paris Saint-Germain in a move he calls “the most successful in world football”.

The 18-year-old striker moved to PSG last Thursday in a season-long loan deal with a 180 million euro buy-out clause attached, making him the second most expensive player of all time behind new teammate Neymar.

Mbappe pens emotional letter to angry Monaco fans

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Paris (AFP) – Rising star Kylian Mbappe tried to explain his big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco on Monday after receiving fierce criticism from hardcore Monaco fans.

The 18-year-old joined PSG on a season-long loan with an option to buy that would make him the second most expensive player of all-time for a fee that could reach 180 million euros ($214 million).

France hero Lemar happy staying put at Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Monaco star Thomas Lemar insists he is more than happy to stay with the French champions after playing a starring role in his country’s thumping win over the Netherlands on Thursday.

“I am a Monaco player and I am very happy there. Now I am going to go and have a good season with my club, try to keep progressing and advancing in my career,” the 21-year-old winger, scorer of two goals in France’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory, told Canal Plus.

From Monaco to PSG, the meteoric rise of Mbappe

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe, at just 18 years old, is destined for greatness after joining Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday following a whirlwind first full season at Monaco.

The teen sensation arrives at PSG initially on loan with an option to buy in a deal reportedly worth up to 180 million euros ($214 million), catapulting him into second in the all-time most expensive player list behind new teammate Neymar.

From Monaco to PSG, the meteoric rise of Mbappe

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe, at just 18 years old, is destined for greatness after joining Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday following a whirlwind first full season at Monaco.

The teen sensation arrives at PSG initially on loan with an option to buy in a deal reportedly worth up to 180 million euros ($214 million), catapulting him into second in the all-time most expensive player list behind new teammate Neymar.

Ligue 1

Southampton want former Man City forward in January, signing him will be a mistake

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is looking to add goals to his side when the January transfer window opens and he has identified Stevan Jovetic as a target.

The former Manchester City player has failed to impress at Monaco so far and he could be allowed to leave for the right price.

Guardiola plotting move for £67m South American, wants him to challenge this Man City star

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to shore up his midfield options and Monaco’s Fabinho happens to be a target.

According to ESPN, the Monaco midfielder is valued at £67m and Guardiola is an admirer of the South American. Fabinho is seen as an ideal candidate to compete with Fernandinho for the holding midfield role.

Financial Fair Play Be Damned: PSG Welcome Kylian Mbappe On Board In Yet Another Exorbitant Cash-Spluff

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Monaco have been plundered once again as PSG have announced that their convoluted deal to sign Kylian Mbappe has now officially gone through.

The transfer basically boils down to a long-term contract, beginning with a bullshit one-season loan, presumably to allow the young lad to gain a vital bit of experience.

Arsenal

Should Arsenal have persuaded Tielemans to snub Monaco?

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Youri Tielemans has revealed that he had wanted to join Arsenal, but didn't believe he would have had enough chances in the first-team. The young Belgian has been under the watchful eye of many big clubs across Europe in recent seasons, having broken into the Anderlecht first-team at the tender age of 16.

Did Arsenal embarrass themselves this summer?

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Arsenal have been slammed by the Sunday Time's top football journalist Duncan Castles, claiming they embarrassed themselves on deadline day to go with a disastrous transfer window. The Gunners brought in only two players this summer in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, whilst overseeing a number of exits, and after finishing outside the Champions League [.

Arsenal to be forced to make January Lemar move?

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Manchester United are claimed to be ready to launch a bid to sign Thomas Lemar this winter, forcing Arsenal's hand. The Gunners failed with a£92 Million move to bring the French international to the Emirates on deadline day, and manager Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he will return for him in the future.

Monaco star to join Arsenal in January, Wenger hoping Sanchez will stay

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Monaco star Thomas Lemar will sign for Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Gunners failed with a £92 million deadline day move for the player, but the Daily Star says a deal has been agreed in principle with the French side.

A five-year contract worth around £250,000-a-week will bring Lemar to the Premier League, and Arsene Wenger has told associates the deal does not hinge on Alexis Sanchez being sold.

Monaco confirm that Lemar wanted Arsenal transfer to go through

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Monaco chief Vadim Vasilyev has claimed that Thomas Lemar did want to leave the club for Arsenal or Liverpool, before he convinced him to stay. Les Rouges et Blancs went on a selling spree this summer, after a thoroughly impressive season in which they dominated the French division, as well as reaching the semi-final of [.

Monaco chief reveals the two clubs Lemar wanted to join this summer

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AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar was wanted by a plethora of clubs this summer.

The France international’s stellar form for both club and country had convinced some of the biggest clubs in Europe to fight for his signature. Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus and Liverpool are a few clubs who were reported to be keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.