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Lyon Issue Ultimatum To Arsenal Over Alexandre Lacazette

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According to the Telegraph, Lyon have told Arsenal they must pay £40m if they want to sign Alexandre Lacazette. The French club published a statement yesterday confirming that they had decided not to accept Arsenal’s £29.3m offer. Their statement read: “The truth is that Arsenal made a formal offer of €35m (£29.3m) to which Lyon have not responded for this one …

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Tottenham Heap Yet More Summer Transfer Misery On Arsenal

Arsenal have reportedly suffered yet more transfer rejection, this time by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. It’s fair to say that Arsenal are not having the best transfer season this summer. The spectacular early signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach all the way back on May 25th seems like a very long time ago now. The recent addition of England U-21 …

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Liverpool Linked With Barcelona Star As Their Recruitment Drive Continues

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Liverpool have continued their search for a centre-back by reaching out to Barcelona about their France star Jérémy Mathieu, according to reports on Sunday. The defender has played just 75 times for Barcelona in the two years he’s been at the Camp Nou. However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for players to bolster his back line with Mamadou Sakho and …

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Arsenal Haven’t Made An Approach For Attacking Target Lacazette

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 13, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

With Arsenal supporters anxiously waiting on news of reinforcements this summer, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has poured cold water on the suggestion that the Gunners are interesting in signing striker Alexandre Lacazette. Speaking during a general interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, Aulas admitted that there had been contact for Mathieu Valbuena – from Turkey – and he expects the 31-year-old could move on this summer. However, …

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Transfer Blow For Arsenal As French Club Say Their Man Is Going Nowhere

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Arsenal and West Ham have been dealt a blow in the transfer market with Lyon President Jean Michal Aulas claiming Alexandre Lacazette will remain with the club. Despite not being included in Didier Deschamp’s France squad for Euro 2016, the striker had an impressive season, scoring 21 goals in Ligue 1, with Manchester United new boy Ibrahimovic the only player …

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Analysis: What Can Southampton Fans Expect From New Boss Claude Puel

As July shines into our lives hopefully bringing some sunshine and happiness, so too does it bring the traditional summer of transition for Southampton. Claude Puel has been announced as the club’s new manager and maybe, just maybe, this can finally herald a new age of calm and progress at St. Mary’s. Puel brings an impressive CV with him, at least …

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Southampton Confirm The Appointment Of Their New Manager

Claude Puel Southampton

Southampton’s search for a successor to manager Ronald Koeman has come to an end. The Premier League side have today confirmed that former Lyon and Nice manager Claude Puel has agreed a three year deal with the club, and will be in charge for when the players return for pre-season training on July 1st. ✒️? We’re delighted to confirm the appointment …

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Barcelona Agree €30m Deal For French International

LYON, FRANCE - JANUARY 9: Samuel Umtiti of Lyon in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Troyes ESTAC at their brand new stadium, Parc Olympique Lyonnais on January 9, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Barcelona’s search for a central defender has led them to Lyon, where they have agreed a deal to sign French international Samuel Umtiti. The deal worth €30m was confirmed today by the French side’s president Jean-Michel Aulas, who told radio station RMC Sport that while they did not want to lose the 22 year old, they could not stand in …

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Arsenal Boss Wenger Enters Talks Over Striker Priced At £45 Million

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on December 13, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jason Burt, chief football correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, has confirmed what a number of English tabloids, including the Mirror have been reporting: Arsenal are set to enter talks with Alexandre Lacazette after Arsène Wenger, who is working in France as a pundit for this summer’s Euros, met with the player’s agent.  Lacazette turned 25 last month, and with 92 …

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Liverpool and Valencia Make Contact With Ligue 1 Winger [Report]

Liverpool’s search for a new wide player has led them to France, according to reports today. With Sadio Mané still being priced too highly by Southampton and Andros Townsend still being Andros Townsend, French publication L’Équipe (in a story carried by the Mirror) have alleged that Liverpool are one of four clubs to have made contact with Lyon over a …

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Defender Targeted By Arsenal/Chelsea Reportedly Agrees Deal With Barcelona

The search for a top-class defender by the London duo of Arsenal and Chelsea rages on, as Samuel Umtiti has apparently moved elsewhere. With Arsenal said to be in the process of purchasing English U21 defender Rob Holding, Arsene Wenger is keen on recruiting a more established player to complement the youngster. According to Mundo Deportivo, Lyon centre-back Samuel Umtiti was earmarked as a target for …

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Should This Be The Striker Arsenal Sign If Vardy Stays At Leicester?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Nabil Fekir of Lyon moves past Eric Bailly during the Emirates Cup match between Olympique Lyonnais and Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has attracted interest from clubs such as Arsenal and PSG, according to a Talksport article published earlier this year. But could he be the striker the Gunners sign if Jamie Vardy can’t be tempted south?  The France international had an injury-riddled season, so he already seems perfect for Arsenal. The 22-year-old only made a handful of appearances during the …

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The Cost Of Buying Out Steffon Armitage’s Contract Revealed

Pau recently announced the signing of Steffon Armitage. When Mourad Boudjellal revealed Steffon Armitage had asked to leave Toulon, many commentators presumed that the openside flanker would return to England to resume his international career. As Wasps were reportedly interested in the player, such a suggestion was not without foundation. However, events in France began to move quickly when La Provence reported …

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Champions League Seedings Make For Grim Reading For Arsenal And Tottenham

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory means that they are confirmed in the top group of seeds for next year’s competition. UEFA’s recently revised rules for Champions League seeding mean that Zinedine Zidane’s side will go into the top seeds alongside the champions of the seven highest-ranked countries in terms of coefficients. This means that despite never having been in …

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Reports Suggest Steffon Armitage Has Signed For A Top 14 Club

Steffon Armitage’s international career looks to be at an end. When the provincial French newspaper,  Sud Ouest, yesterday reported that Steffon Armitage was not only spotted at Pau’s training ground, but considering a contract offer from the lowly Top 14 club, many Wasps fans grew a little concerned. After all, despite a reported offer from newly promoted Pro D2 side, …

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Wasps Bid To Sign Steffon Armitage In Disarray As Surprise Contender Move For The Flanker

TOULON, FRANCE - DECEMBER 13: Steffon Armitage of Toulon looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool three match between RC Toulon and Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Toulon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wasps were thought to be leading the chase to sign Steffon Armitage. When Mourad Boudjellal announced that Steffon Armitage had requested to leave Toulon after speaking with Eddie Jones earlier this month, rumours of Wasps interest in the flanker quickly gathered pace. Such speculation was not without basis. As a precursor to Boudjellal’s statement, Midi Olympique claimed that Wasps had  made contact …

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