Lens president Gervais Martel insists FIFA's decision to ban Chelsea from signing new players until January 2011 is fair.
Former Liverpool defender Gregory Viganl has signed for Birmingham City from Ligue 1 side Lens on a one-year contract, subject to a medical.
Paris St Germain should not have been allowed to defend their League Cup title, Racing Lens manager Daniel Leclercq said before Wednesday's quarter-final rematch of last year's controversial final.
Olympique Lyon edged closer to a record seventh consecutive Ligue 1 title by fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 at 10-man Racing Strasbourg on Saturday.
French football chief Frederic Thiriez has promised swift and strong action against the 'imbeciles' among the Paris St Germain supporters who unfurled a controversial banner during the Coupe de la Ligue final.
Lens mayor Guy Delcourt has asked for Saturday's French League Cup final to be replayed after Paris St Germain supporters unfolded a racist banner during the game at the Stade de France.
Strugglers Racing Lens and Paris St Germain will put their Ligue 1 worries aside when they meet in the French League Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Lille moved closer to safety with a 2-1 win at fellow-strugglers Racing Lens in Ligue 1 on Tuesday.
A strike deep in extra time by substitute Sidi Keita gave Racing Lens a 5-4 victory at Le Mans in a thrilling French League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
Former France striker Jean-Pierre Papin has been appointed coach of RC Lens, the departing Guy Roux said on Sunday.