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Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

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Big-spending Paris St Germain will be aiming to make an early statement of intent when the Ligue 1 season kicks off this weekend but much-hyped Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore is unlikely to make his debut.

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Lille forward Gervinho believes he will "fit in easily" at Arsenal as he closes in on a move to north London.

No Arsenal offer for Gervinho, says Lille president

Arsenal have yet to make a formal offer for Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, according to Lille president Michel Seydoux.

Today 'le macaron', tomorrow 'le monde'

Ahead of a global roll-out, Ladurée chief David Holder tells Laura Chesters why his cakes are the 'haute couture of patisserie'

Pardew adds Ba to Cabaye signing

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has made his second summer transfer breakthrough by landing Senegal striker Demba Ba.

Gervinho to start talks with Arsenal, admit Lille

The Lille general manager, Frédéric Paquet, has said that the club's Ivorian striker Gervinho is close to a £12m move to Arsenal.

Gervinho 'to have talks' with Arsenal say Lille

Lille general manager Frederic Paquet has confirmed striker Gervinho wants to move to England this summer and talks with Arsenal are planned.

Newcastle complete Cabaye signing

Newcastle have completed a deal to sign France international Yohan Cabaye on a five-year deal.

Lille raid capital again to secure surprise league and cup double

The supporters of LOSC Lille Métropole are growing to love Paris in the springtime. The northernmost club in France's First Division won the French Cup at the Stade de France nine days ago, beating Paris St-Germain 1-0 in the final to land their first major trophy for 56 years. On Saturday night, one week later, Rudi Garcia's team secured a 2-2 draw across the city at the Parc des Princes against the same opponents to secure their first league title since 1954.

Redknapp wants Drogba and Parker

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, will hold a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy next week to outline his intention to target established Premier League players such as Didier Drogba and Scott Parker this summer.

Lille reject English way to threaten French elite

They might boast wealthy co-owners but, four points clear in the race for the title, <i>Les Dogues'</i> rise is a triumph for long-term planning

Hazard keeps Arsenal waiting

Eden Hazard, a long-time target for Arsenal and a number of other Premier League clubs, has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him with Lille, the French league leaders, until 2015.

Gignac brunt of fans' fury at struggling Marseilles

Andre-Pierre Gignac has scored just one league goal in nearly five months with Marseilles and is turning into the local fans' scapegoat following an expensive transfer this summer.

Liverpool look to Wilson to fill Carragher void

Liverpool's 18-year-old Scotland international defender Danny Wilson will be given an immediate chance to demonstrate to Roy Hodgson that he can help fill the gap created by Jamie Carragher's three-month absence, when he starts tomorrow's Europa League match against Steaua Bucharest.

Liverpool mull January bids for Lille stars Rami and Gervinho

Liverpool are are examining a group of players at the French side Lille, with the central defender Adil Rami a possible target for January, according to sources in France.

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