Blanc's transfer under the microscope at Marseille trial

March 15, 2006
By Jean-Francois Rosnoblet
MARSEILLE, France, 15 March (Reuters) - Former French international Laurent Blanc's 1997 transfer from Barcelona to Olympique Marseille went under the microscope on the third day of the trial of the club's former officials on Wednesday.

Blanc, capped 97 times by France, joined Marseille from Barcelona in July 1997 for a transfer fee estimated at 14 million French francs (2.13 million euros - $2.56 million).

While his contract with the Primera Liga side had two years to run, ...

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