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January Transfer Deadline Day Round-Up From Across Europe

With the January transfer window closing on Thursday evening, Pundit Arena picks out some of the main deals to go through around Europe on deadline day: ENGLAND – Newcastle United have signed Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron from MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, reportedly for a club-record fee. The 24-year-old penned a five-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee believed to be …

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Monaco Woes Continue In Wake Of Henry Sacking

Monaco suffered another damaging defeat as they lost 2-0 at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday, just 24 hours after reappointing former boss Leonardo Jardim to take over from the sacked Thierry Henry. Former France and Arsenal star Henry was suspended and later axed by Monaco after just two wins in the league since his arrival in October. Jardim, who …

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French Ligue 1 Fixtures Hit By Protests, Terror Threats

Half of the French Ligue 1 matches have been postponed for the second consecutive week because of heavy demand for police and security personnel amid ongoing protests and the threat of more terror attacks. Marseille will miss a second consecutive league encounter after their weekend fixture with Bordeaux was postponed by league chiefs on Thursday at the request of police. …

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PSG’s Alleged Racial Profiling ‘Unacceptable’ – Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps has attacked Paris Saint-Germain’s alleged racial profiling of players as “unacceptable and intolerable”. Last week French investigative website Mediapart claimed that the Ligue 1 club’s talent scouts operated a system of racial profiling for years. The revelations prompted the French champions to launch an immediate investigation. PSG’s general manager Jean-Claude Blanc acknowledged that the practice which …

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Lacazette: English Fans Are “More Spectators Than Supporters”

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has said he misses the atmosphere of French football and suggested English fans are “more spectators than supporters.”  Lacazette moved to the Emirates Stadium from Lyon in 2017 but doesn’t rate the English fans as highly and told Le Progres: “I miss Ligue 1’s atmosphere. In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters. There’s a better atmosphere …

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Monaco Announce Thierry Henry As New Head Coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 22: Former Barcelona star Thierry Henry on the field prior to the first half of the International Champions Cup soccer game between Barcelona and Juventus on July 22, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was announced as the new head coach of struggling Ligue 1 club Monaco on Saturday. The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team since 2016, signed a contract with Monaco through until June 2021. The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal for Juventus.  Barcelona fought back from a goal down to win 1-2 away to Real Sociedad to maintain their 100% start. Two quick-fire goals from Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé in three second-half minutes ensured Barca picked up all three points. French …

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Monaco Confirm Signing Of Russia World Cup Star Aleksandr Golovin

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 23, 2018: CSKA Moscow's Alexander Golovin attends a ceremony to award his team with silver medals for the 2017/2018 Russian Football Premier League season, at Moscow's VEB Arena. Sergei Bobylev/TASS (Photo by Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images)

Monaco have completed the signing of Russia’s World Cup star and widely-reported Chelsea target Aleksandr Golovin. The French side have moved to recruit the CSKA Moscow midfielder on a five-year deal, for a fee believed to be in the region of €30m. AS Monaco are delighted to announce the arrival of Aleksandr Golovin from @pfc_cska on a 5️⃣-year deal until June 2023!#WelcomeToMonaco …

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PSG’s Neymar Responds To Real Madrid Transfer Speculation

Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. “I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo. Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving …

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Arsenal Closing In On €8m Signing Of France U20 Prospect

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Matteo Guendouzi of France U18 during the U18 International Friendly match between England and France at London Road Stadium on November 14, 2016 in Peterborough, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Arsenal are thought to be close to securing the latest building block in their summer overhaul with the acquisition of highly-rated Matteo Guendouzi. Reports on Sunday have suggested that the Gunners are in advanced talks to sign the 19-year-old midfielder, for a fee in the region of €8m. SKY SOURCES: Arsenal in talks to sign Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. #SSN pic.twitter.com/zdKeVmRSGL …

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Done Deal: Gianluigi Buffon Completes Move To Paris Saint-Germain

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Paris Saint-Germain have officially confirmed the signing of Italy and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon. The reigning Ligue 1 giants have announced that Buffon has joined their ranks after a successful medical on Friday morning, following his decision to leave Juve at the end of last season. Taillé pour Paris ! pic.twitter.com/yBYMkX02rD — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 6, 2018 The 40-year-old has …

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Patrick Vieira Leaves New York City FC To Manage Ligue 1 Side

The French legend has returned to his homeland after departing MLS side New York City. The news that he would leave to take over at Ligue 1 side Nice was strangely announced on Manchester City’s website, before being taken down. The statement from Patrick Vieira read: “I would like to thank City Football Group and New York City FC for …

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