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The Shame of Marseille

Marseille are one of the best supported and successful clubs in French football, In 1993 they were flying high. Under charismatic chairman Bernard Tapie, a businessman, politician, occasional actor and singer, and TV host they had won the French Championship for the past four seasons and were favourites to do so again, And, for the second time in three years ...

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The biggest scandals in the history of football

Whilst football may be the beautiful game, played and watched by hundreds of millions of people, due its popularity and profitability it is not immune from scandal. The sport has seen more than its fair share of corruption and misdeeds over the years, ranging from the taking of bribes at high level to match fixing, whilst there have been legion ...

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Untitl turned down Anfield move

Samuel Umtiti, the Barcelona centre-back, turned down the chance to join Liverpool in the last transfer window. The Premier League champions were driven into the transfer market after Joel Matip joined long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the Anfield treatment table. In the end they signed Ben Davies from Preston and took Ozan Kabak on loan from ...

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Marseille reject Liverpool bid for centre-back

Liverpool were successful in bringing in defensive reinforcements on deadline day, agreeing a permanent deal for Ben Davies from Preston and bringing in Ozan Kabak from Schalke on loan. However, they had a bid for another centre-back, Duje Caleta-Car turned down. The Croatian international currently plays for Ligue 1 side Marseille, and the Premier League champions offered them £20 million ...

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United defender targeted by European rivals

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Both Marseille and Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah in January. The Dutchman is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season, and although the 22-year-old has been offered a new three-and-a-half-year deal by the Premier League club, he has yet to accept their terms. That also means that he is ...

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Benitez linked with PSG and Marseille

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has been linked with a move to both PSG and Marseille in the summer. The 59-year old has yet to sign a new contract with the Magpies, with talks over a new deal having stalled in recent weeks, with Benitez looking for assurances about the club’s ambitions and willingness to back him in the transfer market. ...

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Wolves ready to smash transfer record- again

Marseille want to hang on to Sanson but may be forced to sell him and some of their other stars because of Financial Fair Play restrictions.  He is currently under contract in the South of France unit, 2022. Two weeks after paying £30 million to seal the permanent transfer of Rául Jiménez from Benfica, Wolves are preparing to smash their ...

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French pair ready to battle for Danny Rose

This week could be a pivotal one for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose. The England left-back is out of favour at Spurs and has not figured at all under Mauricio Pochittino this season.  Persistently linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the second part of last season, no firm offers were made for him during the summer, and now he ...

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Celtic braced for Moussa Dembele bid

It has been a bad week for Celtic. Beaten away at Hearts on Sunday, they then crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night, going down to Greek side AEK Athens, a result which saw both manager Brendan Rogers and his Board come under fire over the club’s transfer policy. Now comes worse news after reports emerged from France ...

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Marseille linked with move for Arsenal midfielder

French side Marseille have been linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian international only signed a new long-term deal at The Emirates back in March. However, with the signing of Uruguay World Cup star Lucas Torreira at the club as well as the arrival of promising French teenager Mattéo Guendouzi, Elneny finds himself under pressure for ...

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