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  • Watford bring in midfielder Capoue for record fee

    Newly-promoted English Premier League side Watford have broken their transfer record to sign France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Tottenham Hotspur, the club announced on their official website Monday. The Hornets have secured the seven-times capped French international on a four-year contract…

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  • Rennes recruit Portuguese defender

    Rennes (France) (AFP) - Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes, who spent time at Real Madrid earlier in his career, has joined French top-flight outfit Rennes on a four-year deal, the Breton club announced on Monday.

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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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  • 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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  • Monaco bank on Carrillo

    Argentine striker Guido Carrillo signed for Ligue 1 side Monaco on Friday the same day they loaned Colombian marksman Radamel Falcao to English champions Chelsea. Carrillo, 24, signed a five-year contract with Monaco, who paid Argentine club Estudiantes $10million (8.9million euros) for his…

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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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  • 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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  • UEFA lift Fair Play sanctions on PSG - L'Equipe

    Paris (AFP) - UEFA has decided to lift the sanctions imposed on Paris Saint-Germain under the Financial Fair Play rule, meaning the French champions can spend more on new players after proving they will be debt-free by the end of next season, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

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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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  • 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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  • Power rankings: Top 10 summer transfers in Europe ... so far

    Petr Cech's switch from Chelsea to Arsenal could end the Gunners' Premier League title drought, but it wasn't the No. 1 move.

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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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