Angers make contact for Souleyman Doumbia

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Angers have made contact for 23-year-old Rennes left-back Souleyman Doumbia, who wants to quit SRFC this month.

Doumbia, who joined Rennes in January 2019 from Grasshoppers in Switzerland, could leave either on loan or permanently.

Alongside Angers, Cardiff and Utrecht are also interested in landing the Franco-Ivorian full-back.

Le SCO are interested after Rayan Ait-Nouri fractured his jaw last weekend.


Axel Disasi dodges questions about his future

Speaking to L’Union, 21-year-old Reims central defender Axel Disasi dodged questions on his future ahead of tonight’s Coupe de la Ligue semi-final vs PSG.

“On my side, I am not having discussions about it. I am focused on the pitch, I have a representative who deals with all of that and I have complete confidence in him on this.”

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Layvin Kurzawa has agreed contract terms with Juventus

L’Équipe report that 27-year-old PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa has agreed personal terms with Italian giants Juventus, ahead of an likely swap deal involving Mattia De Sciglio.

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Kurzawa, who had been in advanced talks with Arsenal, has agreed to a 4.5 year provisional contract with Juventus.

All that is left for Kurzawa’s move to Juventus to occur is for PSG to finalise their arrangement with Juventus, in an agreement that will see full-back Mattia De Sciglio head the other way. Talks have rolled on between the two clubs without them finding a definitive agreement today.

Rennes offered Victor Wanyama, Fiorentina have made a bid

As talks with AS Roma for Steven N’Zonzi rumble on, Rennes have been offered Kenyan international and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to L’Équipe.

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The 28-year-old has a concrete offer from Fiorentina and Spurs are looking to offload him before tomorrow’s deadline.

Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez has begun his coaching badges

Speaking in a press conference today ahead of his team’s Coupe de France clash with Lyon, Marseille boss André Villas-Boas revealed that 30-year-old Spanish central defender Alvaro Gonzalez, currently on loan at OM from Villarreal, has already begun his coaching badges.

“He has an ensemble of exceptional qualities, tactics, like the leader of an organisation. He has an understanding of the game, he has already begun his coaching badges, he is at Level B, he still needs to do A and then the pro level. He commands his defensive line, knows when to retreat, to put the opponent in an offside position, anticipate things, close down spaces. He plays for the totality of these details.”

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Lyon offered €30m last month to sign Jonathan Ikoné from Lille

France Football report that Lyon had agreed to offer up to €30m to Ligue 1 Champions’ League chasing rivals Lille to sign French international attacker Jonathan Ikoné last month.

Head of Scouting at OL, Florian Maurice, sounded the player out in December, and with the ACL injuries to Memphis Depay and Jeff-Reine Adélaïde, it felt like the right time in Lyon’s eyes to go after the ex-PSG youth prospect. 

LOSC quickly rebuffed Lyon’s advances, stating that they would be looking for €70m, the size of an offer they claim to have rejected already last summer for Ikoné, if they were to sell.

As a result, Les Gones quickly moved for Karl Toko Ekambi instead. PSG have a 40% sell-on percentage fee clause in the future sale of Ikoné, who is a player who will almost certainly attract bids in summer.

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Marquinhos wants Thiago Silva to receive a PSG extension offer

Speaking to reporters at today’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Ligue 1 clash with Bordeaux, PSG central defender Marquinhos encouraged his side to offer compatriot and 35-year-old central defender Thiago Silva a new contract, with his existing deal set to expire in June.

“Thiago Silva is in the process of proving it on the pitch: he is having really good matches. Even at the age of 35, he is continuing to play at a very high level. He is above all a good friend, a good person who is beside me in the dressing room, who helps me and who always pushes me forward. If I had to choose, of course I would want him to stay.”

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Deschamps’ #2 will be at Lille vs Lyon today, watching 5 players

L’Équipe report that French national team boss Didier Deschamps’ assistant Guy Stéphan will be present at today’s Ligue 1 clash between Lille and Lyon, to watch five players in particular, with the next national team squad list due at the end of this month.

Stéphan will travel to the Stade Pierre Mauroy this Sunday to watch five players in particular: Jonathan Ikoné and Mike Maignan on the Lille side, Houssem Aouar, Léo Dubois & Moussa Dembélé on the Lyon side.

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54% of the French population views the current PSG team as “the best French team of all time”

54% of the French populations views the current PSG team as “the best French team of all time,” according to new RTL/Odoxa polling.

Other interesting lines from this survey, conducted after Les Parisiens qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions’ League, include the fact that 56% of the general population believe that PSG can win the competition this season.

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Jean-Philippe Mateta on his idol: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the whole arrogant thing doesn’t interest me.”

Speaking in an interview with France Football, French international and Mainz striker Jean-Philippe Mateta discussed who his idols were in football while growing up.

“Zlatan. As I am tall, I was looking for a tall striker who ran quickly, that showed technical skills, who can dribble. What did I like about him? His goalscoring side. All he did was score. After Ronaldo and Messi, he is the greatest goalscorer in history. There is no debate. What he has done, it is incredible. But, aside from that, everything outside of that, when he speaks to the press and does the whole arrogant thing, that, that doesn’t interest me.”

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