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  • Chinese company takes control of French club Sochaux

    Chinese hi-tech company Ledus on Monday officially took over FC Sochaux from carmakers Peugeot, making the French second division club the first in Europe under total Chinese control. "It's the conclusion of a journey started almost a year ago," club president Denis Worbe said. The goal, the…

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  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending

    European soccer's governing body lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. The decision lets both clubs spend more on player transfers and wages, UEFA said. Both clubs also avoided…

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  • Manchester City and PSG ready to spend after sanctions lifted

    UEFA lifted sanctions against both Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain on Friday and both sides now freed of their financial shackles will launch into the transfer market. Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne, presently at German Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg, Juventus' French midfielder Paul…

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  • Defender Wallace signs new season-long loan at Monaco

    French side Monaco have extended the loan of Brazilian central defender Wallace by a further season from his parent club Sporting Braga, it was announced on Friday. The 20-year-old has signed on again after making 22 appearances (four in the Champions League) for the Ligue 1 outfit while on loan…

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  • Lyon confirm signing of Guingamp star Beauvue

    Claudio Beauvue whose 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season for Guingamp equalled the club record set by Didier Drogba in 2003 signed a four year deal with Ligue 1 giants Lyon on Thursday for an initial 4.5 million euros ($5million). Last year's Ligue 1 runners-up will pay Guingamp 4.5 million euros up…

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  • Marseille complete signings of Rekik, Ocampos

    Marseille have completed the signings of Dutch international defender Karim Rekik and Argentinian winger Lucas Ocampos, the Ligue 1 club announced on Thursday. Rekik moves to the south of France from Manchester City after spending last season on loan at Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven while Ocampos…

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  • Financial-stricken Bastia could face relegation from Ligue 1

    Ligue 1 side Bastia could face relegation from France's top flight due to financial irregularities. The Corsican-based side have a budget deficit of 1.3 million euros and could be denied their place in the top tier next season, according to the National Directorate of Management Control (DNCG) -…

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  • Marseille agree deal to sign Dutch defender Rekik

    Paris (AFP) - Marseille have reached a deal with Manchester City that will see Dutch international defender Karim Rekik move to the Stade Velodrome, the Ligue 1 side announced on Tuesday.

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  • Monaco sign Lyon starlet Bahlouli

    Monaco (AFP) - Monaco have signed France under-20 international Fares Bahlouli from Ligue 1 rivals Lyon on a five-year deal, the principality club announced on Tuesday.

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  • Tunisia and coach Leekens part ways

    Johannesburg (AFP) - Tunisia and Belgian coach George Leekens have parted ways, the national football federation (FTF) confirmed Sunday.

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  • Lyon agree deal to sign Beauvue

    Lyon have agreed a deal to sign forward Claudio Beauvue from Guingamp on a four-year contract, the Ligue 1 club announced on Saturday. The 27-year-old Beauvue, who had been closely watched by clubs in the English Premier League, was also wanted by Marseille and had been offered a lucrative…

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  • West Ham complete signing of France's Payet

    West Ham United have completed the signing of France international playmaker Dimitri Payet from Marseille on a five-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The East London outfit said they had paid "an undisclosed eight-figure fee" for Payet, but reports in France have said…

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  • Duo to sign for Ligue 1 club Lille

    Ligue 1 club Lille announced their first two signings of the summer on Thursday with winger Eric Bautheac and defender Renato Civelli on their way to northern France. Bautheac has agreed to join from Ligue 1 rivals Nice on a three-year contract and will undergo a medical on Friday, Lille said. …

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  • Belgian court suspends UEFA FFP measure

    A court in Brussels has suspended European football governing body UEFA's plans to continue it's imposition of financial fair play (FFP) measures, the two sides revealed Tuesday. The Court of first instance in Brussels upheld a claim by various parties to suspend UEFA's plan to reduce the…

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  • Kondogbia completes Inter switch

    French international Geoffrey Kondogbia has completed his "dream" move from Monaco to Inter Milan, signing a five-year deal with the Serie A club after snubbing city rivals AC Milan at the 11th hour. The 22-year-old Frenchman, who spent two seasons at Monaco after joining the Ligue 1 club from…

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  • Nigeria to probe Keshi link to Ivory Coast job

    Nigeria football chiefs have said they will look into reports that Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi could be in the running for the vacant Ivory Coast manager's job. Let's wait and see," said Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick. Keshi, 53, signed a two-year deal as Nigeria coach…

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  • Marseille stalwart Anigo joins Tunisians Esperance

    Jose Anigo ended a 26-year association with Marseille on Sunday by agreeing to become the new coach of Esperance, the Tunisians' club official Zied Tlemcani told AFP. Since 2001, the 54-year-old had worked as coach, sports director and a supervisor in Africa for the French Ligue 1 giants. Since…

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