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Agent talks up move for Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | April, 7 2014

The agent of Cruzeiro defensive midfielder Nilton says Europe’s top clubs are interested in his client. Nilton, 26, reportedly has a release clause of 5.5 million euros but could be available for around 3 million euros, with Inter Milan ...

Kalou reveals he nearly joined Arsenal in January

ESPN staff | March, 23 2014

Lille forward Salomon Kalou has revealed he came close to a loan move to Arsenal in January. Kalou, who left England after helping Chelsea to the FA Cup and Champions League in 2012, has repeatedly been linked with a return to the Premier Leag...

PSG among clubs to challenge Monaco tax break

ESPN staff | February, 13 2014

Ligue 1 clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are challenging rules that permit Monaco to avoid the French 75 percent “super tax” rate on salaries of more than one million euros. • Laurens: PSG-Monaco rivalry ...

Ligue 1: Nice win to extend Lille's winless streak

Associated Press | February, 2 2014

Nice won 1-0 on Sunday to extend Lille's winless streak in Ligue 1 to five games. • Ligue 1: Saturday review Nice defender Mathieu Bodmer diverted in Christian Bruls' volley with a back-heel flick on the stroke of halftime to secure the...

Coupe de France: Nice survive nine-goal thriller

PA Sport | January, 22 2014

Nice overcame Marseille 5-4 in a thrilling Mediterranean derby to book their place in the last 16 of the Coupe de France on Tuesday night. The all-Ligue 1 tie was the clear pick of the night's action and more than lived up to its billing as bo...

Kalou is not going anywhere, says Lille president

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | January, 9 2014

Lille president Michel Seydoux has dashed the hopes of English clubs looking to lure Salomon Kalou back to the Premier League, while he said he would welcome Eden Hazard's return to Ligue 1. • Premier Fantasy: Play our game Accordi...

Lille call for calm following Thauvin scuffle

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent, | December, 3 2013

Lille have appealed for calm after a fight broke out at the city's airport following the arrival of Florian Thauvin with the Marseille squad on Monday. Thauvin, 20, refused to train with the Lille squad after finally completing his move from B...

French tax proposal 'scandalous'

Mark Rodden | October, 25 2013

Lille president Michel Seydoux has warned that clubs are not calling the government’s bluff by threatening the first strike action in French football since 1972. A total of 43 clubs from France’s top divisions voted unanimously on ...

Salomon Kalou open to Premier League return

ESPN staff | September, 28 2013

Salomon Kalou says is considering a return to the Premier League, despite revealing he turned down an offer to join West Ham in the summer. The former Chelsea forward was strongly backed to join West Ham in the summer, but he chose to remain a...

Marseille's Thauvin hits back over Lille criticism

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | September, 16 2013

Florian Thauvin has defended himself against criticism he forced Lille into sanctioning his summer move to Marseille, claiming the northern club broke their promises to him. Thauvin, 20, signed a five-year deal with OM just before the transfer...

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