Lille News

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Thauvin slammed after forcing Marseille move

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | September, 3 2013

Lille president Michel Seydoux has accused Florian Thauvin of being "without scruples nor values" and being solely focused on money after the midfielder forced through his move to Marseille. • All the Ligue 1 summer transfers ...

Marseille finally sign Florian Thuavin from Lille

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | September, 2 2013

Marseille have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin from Lille. Thauvin, 20, trained just once with the Lille first team this summer before refusing to participate in sessions as he attempted to force a move out of the...

Union criticises Thauvin over strike

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | August, 28 2013

The head of the French footballers' union has called Florian Thauvin's decision to go on strike to force a move out of Lille "indefensible", but blamed the clubs and the transfer system for the row. Instead of training with his team-...

Newcastle target Thauvin set for Lille stay

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | August, 27 2013

Newcastle United are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of Florian Thauvin unless they are prepared to pay €15 million after the Lille president stated he was "99.9%" certain the sought-after attacking midfielder would remain wi...

Ligue 1: Monaco off to winning start, Lyon cruise

ESPN staff | August, 11 2013

Emmanuel Riviere threatened to upstage Monaco's expensive summer imports in Saturday's 2-0 victory at Bordeaux - but €60 million man Radamel Falcao had the last word. A bumper crowd at the Stade Chaban Delmas came both to usher in the new...

West Brom still hopeful over Kalou deal

David Instone | August, 8 2013

West Bromwich Albion insist they are still in the market for Salomon Kalou, despite suggestions the forward prefers to remain in France. The Ivory Coast international and ex-Chelsea star has been the subject of £2.6 million bids from bot...

Lille rule out sale of Thauvin to Marseille

Mark Rodden | August, 6 2013

Lille director Frederic Paquet has reiterated that Marseille have no chance of signing France youth international Florian Thauvin before the close of the transfer window. Thauvin, 20, joined Lille from Bastia in January but the creative midfie...

Florent Balmont urges Lille to stop selling

Andrew Scott | August, 3 2013

Veteran midfielder Florent Balmont has urged Lille not to sell any more of their leading names after seeing several influential players leave northern France during the close season. Lille's failure to qualify for Europe at the end of last sea...

Salomon Kalou begins West Ham talks

Mark Rodden | July, 30 2013

Salomon Kalou has begun talks with West Ham United after Lille accepted a €3.5 million offer for him, L'Equipe reports. Kalou, 27, scored 14 goals in Ligue 1 last season - but Lille are willing to let him go because they are keen to reduc...

Allardyce confirms interest in signing Kalou

ESPN staff | July, 26 2013

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed his club remain interested in Lille forward Salomon Kalou. • Thorne: Summertime claret and blues Kalou, 27, left Chelsea a year ago to play for the Ligue 1 side, but he has been linked...

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