France

Ben Arfa back home with Nice

Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivère has confirmed that Hatem Ben Arfa will play his football in Ligue 1 next season after signing the midfielder.

No Marseille return for Drogba

Didier Drogba's agent has said that a potential return to Marseille is unlikely because 'the club don't seem to be interested' in signing the striker.

Aulas: PSG not rich enough

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Paris Saint-Germain 'are not rich enough' to buy Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir.

Mavuba commits to Lille

LOSC Lille have confirmed that Rio Mavuba has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract extension at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Renard takes Lille reins

Lille have confirmed the appointment of Herve Renard as their new manager following the departure of Rene Girard.

Van der Wiel wants PSG stay

Paris Saint-Germain defender Gregory Van Der Wiel says he hopes to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes despite interest from several English clubs.

Falcao to return to Monaco

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to Monaco following an uninspired loan spell in the Premier League.

Jardim: We deserved it

AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim says his side proved they are worthy of the Champions League after beating Lorient 1-0 at Stade du Moustoir on Saturday.

Bielsa praise for Ligue 1

Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa has hailed the quality of the French Ligue 1 amidst rumours he will leave the Stade Velodrome this off-season.

Angers back in the big time

Angers will benefit from the current promotion/relegation system for the last time after sealing their return to Ligue 1 following a 21-year absence.

Blanc wants to end on a high

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc wants to avoid a Chelsea-like dip in form after securing the league title before the end of the season.

France relegation scaled down

Only two clubs will relegated from Ligue 1 next season after the French Football League (LFP) took steps to provide investors with "more security".

Bielsa not expecting new deal

Marseille boss Marcelo Bielsa says he does not expect the club to offer him a contract extension at the end of the season.

Monaco snap up Fabinho

Monaco have secured the signature of Fabinho, snapping up the Brazilian full-back on a four-year contract.

'Lacazette can be world class'

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, recently voted Ligue 1 Player of the Season, has a bright future ahead of him, according to former OL boss Gerard Houllier.

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