Girard talks up Origi

Lille manager Rene Girard has continued to rave about his striker Divock Origi and has compared him to Everton duo Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku.

Silva calls for league charge

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva has challenged his side to replicate their Champions League form in their domestic campaign.

Bastia fighting Riou claims

Bastia are pursuing legal action against Nantes goalkeeper Remy Riou over claims he was struck by objects thrown from the opposition fans.

Jardim hints at move for duo

Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has hinted he could look to sign Benfica duo Nicolas Gaitan and Eduardo Salvio following their 0-0 draw.

Girard being patient with Origi

Lille manager Rene Girard was keen to lift the weight of expectation off Divock Origi's shoulders ahead of Thursday's clash against Everton.

Lille v Everton

Everton will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start in this season's Europa League when they travel to France to face Lille on Thursday.

No excuses for Blanc

Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has refused to blame injuries for his side's indifferent start to the Ligue 1 campaign.

Gourcuff: A double is good

Olympique Lyon star Yoann Gourcuff has expressed his delight after scoring a brace to help his side to a 5-1 victory over Montpellier on Sunday.

Mandanda: No January exit

Steve Mandanda has ruled out the possibility of departing during the January transfer period, but admits beyond that, "anything can happen".

Ferri fancies Lyon's chances

Jordan Ferri is confident about his team's prospects ahead of the highly anticipated Ligue 1 fixture against Montpellier on Sunday.

No January recall for Origi

Lille have ruled out the possibility of Belgium international Divock Origi returning to Liverpool in the January transfer window.

Bielsa plotting for Toulouse

Olympique Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa expects the Ligue 1 fixture against Toulouse to be a thrilling affair.

PSG slam Cavani red card

PSG president Nasser Al Khelafi has slammed the decision to send off Edinson Cavani in Friday night's 3-1 victory over Lens.

Wenger denies Monaco link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed rumours linking him with Monaco, insisting that he is still happy at the Emirates.

Home frustration for Kombouare

Lens coach Antoine Kombouare admits he is frustrated by his side having to play this weekend's home game against PSG away from their fans.

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