Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m
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Saturday 25 February 2012
Newcastle are expected to sign midfielder Romain Amalfitano in the summer. The 22-year-old Frenchman's contract runs out at Reims at the end of the current season.
Thursday 11 August 2011
France coach Laurent Blanc hailed the contribution of Marvin Martin after last night's 1-1 friendly draw with Chile, but felt Samir Nasri "has the ability to do better".
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh has admitted his fear that both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will "likely" leave the club. Both players have been the subject of interest from elsewhere this summer, and Chamakh conceded on French television that the pair would probably depart, but only if manager Arsène Wenger finds replacements. France coach Laurent Blanc later said that Nasri was in talks to leave Arsenal.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Newcastle new boy Sylvain Marveaux is hoping his exploits in the Barclays Premier League can win him international recognition with France.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
France coach Laurent Blanc was today absolved of any blame following the controversy surrounding limiting the presence of ethnic minority players in the national set-up.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The French Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno will announce on Monday the initial findings of an inquiry into alleged racial discrimination within the country's football federation. Laurent Blanc, the national coach, has been implicated in the affair but has yet to attend a ministry hearing into reports the federation wanted quotas for African and Arab players in its youth teams.
Friday 06 May 2011
The French Football Federation's internal commision set up to probe allegations concerning race quotas will present their conclusions on Thursday, according to reports in France.
Friday 06 May 2011
Tuesday 03 May 2011
The French Football Federation has begun an inquiry into claims that national coach Laurent Blanc and other coaches secretly agreed to restrict the number of black and Arab players in national training programs.
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Monday 02 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
Lilian Thuram, a former World Cup winner and long-time campaigner against racism in France, believes reports that members of the French Football Federation (FFF) sought to restrict numbers of players from ethnic minorities exposes "something very serious".
Saturday 30 April 2011
The French Sports Minister, Chantal Jouanno, called yesterday for an investigation into allegations that the nation's football body tried to set up discriminatory quotas to limit the number of players of African origin in France's youth system.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka does not miss international football and insists he has no plans to come out of retirement for Euro 2012 once he completes his 18-match ban.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Franck Ribery and Patrice Evra expect to attract boos and whistles tonight when they make their first home appearance for France since being banned for leading a mutiny during last year's World Cup.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Patrice Evra wants to "turn the page" on his role in France's World Cup revolution as he returns to the squad for the first time since. It is a stance that Laurent Blanc, France's coach, readily agrees with as he seeks to open a new chapter in French football, but the fallout from the extraordinary events of last summer continue to dog his side despite an improvement in results.
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