Bodmer denies any contact for the acquisition of Saint-Etienne
The former midfielder of Lille, Nice or Amiens Mathieu Bodmer denies any intention to become the strong man of a project to buy AS Saint-Etienne. Joined by RMC Sport, the former player, who wore the Greens jersey in 2013, denies any intention to represent the figurehead of a project to buy back the Saint-Etienne club.
Mathieu Bodmer is thinking about his future, after a few months noticed as a consultant for the Téléfoot channel, he is in contact with certain Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 clubs to integrate their organization chart, but he ensures that he is not involved in a takeover project. of ASSE. No more than that of the Girondins de Bordeaux or even Nantes, where his name had been mentioned recently.
Xavi instead of Koeman if Barca fail to win La Liga?
According to Cuatro, Joan Laporta, president of Barça, is determined to change coach if there is no Spanish league title at the end of the current season. The Spanish media even affirms that the name of the possible successor of Ronald Koeman has already been chosen. It would simply be Xavi Hernandez, currently stationed at Al Sadd (Qatar).
The PFC scared after its recruitment ban
Accused of having circumvented FIFA regulations during the transfer of Kevin Bemanga to Anglers in August 2020, Paris FC were banned from recruiting and fined around 27,000 euros. The Ile-de-France club harshly criticized this sanction in a press release and will challenge it with « the FIFA Appeals Committee as soon as possible in order to assert their rights ».
« Paris FC learned with dismay of this unfounded, unexpected and disproportionate decision because it was taken in the absence of any evidence against it, » said the current sixth in L2. The club will now endeavor to have it recognized his absence of guilt. The two clubs carried out the transfer of Kevin Bemanga in August 2020 in strict compliance with the national and international regulations in force. They have, therefore, nothing to be ashamed of. »
Mingueza extends with Barça
Òscar Mingueza is now under contract with Barça until June 2023. The club have exercised the option of extension of their defender. The signing was done this morning.
At 21, the club trained has 36 matches in the first team (30 starts). He scored two goals in La Liga and delivered three assists.
Angers « stunned » after the sanction of Fifa
Philippe Caillot, deputy chairman of the Angers SCO, reacted to the announcement this Friday noon by Fifa of a recruitment ban for a registration period and a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs (27,000 euros). Announcements that also affect Paris FC. These sanctions follow the recruitment on August 18, 2020 of Kevin Bemanga, a month and a half after his signing for Paris FC from Deportivo Xerez (4th Spanish division). The FIfa denounces a relay transfer in order to circumvent the rules concerning the training allowance. This is the first time that clubs have been sanctioned since the entry into force in 2020 of new provisions prohibiting these practices.
« We have just learned and we are angry at the announcement of this sanction. Everyone is stunned, explained Philippe Caillot. It was not the meaning of the transaction. For 20,000 euros, we were not going not take such risks and we will of course appeal. We have rage. It’s a new rule and we have a little the feeling that we had to make an example. Everyone is in good faith and we are confident on the outcome of the appeal. »
A joint statement from the two clubs should be published in the afternoon.
Angers and Paris FC banned from recruitment by Fifa
In a press release, the FIFA disciplinary committee announced this Friday at noon that it had pronounced « a transfer ban at national and international levels for a registration period » for two French clubs, Angers (12th in Ligue 1), and Paris FC (6th in Ligue 2), due to « several violations of the provisions concerning relay transfers ». They are also fined 30,000 euros. The case raised by the disciplinary committee could concern the transfer of Kevin Bemanga (23 years old). Last summer, he signed for Paris FC in early July from Spain, to play with the reserve team, before signing up with Angers on August 18. He was loaned this winter to FC Sion (Switzerland).
The FIFA press release:
« The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the French clubs Paris FC and Angers SCO with a fine of CHF 30,000 and a transfer ban at national and international level for a registration period due to several violations of the provisions concerning relay transfers, set out in Article 5bis of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
This is the first time that FIFA’s judicial bodies have sanctioned violations related to relay transfers since the entry into force, in 2020, of these provisions. The case concerns a player who signed his first professional contract with Paris FC on July 1, 2020 and who was registered by the Parisian club on July 6, 2020, after having played in France and Spain at the amateur level. Six weeks later, the player was transferred to Angers SCO and duly registered on August 18, 2020.
Following an investigation by the FIFA regulatory enforcement department, the Disciplinary Committee found that the clubs had not been able to refute the presumption of a relay transfer. Taking into account all the facts and circumstances of the case, the committee ruled that the player’s transfer to Paris FC was not made with the aim of involving the player in organized football but with a view to circumventing the rules. concerning the training allowance. »
Erik Ten Hag extends the adventure on the bench of Ajax
Announced as Tottenham’s priority target to replace José Mourinho, Erik Ten Hag will finally stay at Ajax Amsterdam. This Friday, the Dutch club formalized the extension of its trainer until June 2023. It is back for another year.
Barça: a ten-year contract to retain Messi?
Free next June, Lionel Messi arouses much envy. While details of PSG’s offer have been leaked to the press, Barca are still reportedly trying to convince him to stay. In order to secure the future of the 33-year-old striker, the Catalan club could offer him a ten-year lease according to the British newspaper The Times. Besides a short-term sporting role, « La Pulga » would then be allowed to go play in MLS before becoming Barca’s ambassador at the end of his career.
An English club ready to afford Coutinho at a reduced price?
Still recovering at Barça, Philippe Coutinho is no longer part of the Catalan club’s plans for next season. Everton would like to take advantage of the Blaugrana team’s need for liquidity to afford the Brazilian at an unbeatable price. According to The Sun, the Toffees would be ready to offer 40 million to recruit the attacking midfielder. A departure of Philippe Coutinho would not be excluded due, in particular, to a clause obliging Barcelona to pay an additional 20 million euros to Liverpool if he played ten more games with the Catalan club.
Manchester United: Solskjaer wants to convince Cavani to stay
After the Uruguayan striker’s double against AS Roma (6-2) Thursday in the semi-finals of the Europa League, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to convince his striker, at the end of his contract next June, to extend the adventure with the Red Devils. For that, he counts in particular on the return of the public to Old Trafford: « He knows my opinion. He knows that I would love to have it one more year, declared the Norwegian coach to Sky Sports. I am aware that this It’s been a tough year but I promised him that Old Trafford and Manchester are different places when there are fans in the stadium. He must be able to feel what it’s like to score goals with supporters. better (to convince him). Nights like this help. I hope we can reach the final and he can imagine himself another year here. »
Mourinho is already bouncing back
Just fired by Tottenham last week, José Mourinho did not delay before returning to work. Despite nearly 23 million euros in compensation, the Portuguese technician will work as a consultant for The Sun newspaper during the Euro (June 11 – July 11). What to wait before bouncing in another team.
Montpellier open to a return from Belhanda
Free since the termination of his contract with Galatasaray on March 11, Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda (31) could return to MHSC, a club he left in 2013 after being crowned French champion a year earlier. . « Three weeks ago, we spent an afternoon together, says the president of Montpellier Laurent Nicollin in the columns of the Midi-Libre. I suggested that he train with us to keep up the pace. He left in Turkey where he had things to settle. On his return, he must reconnect with Bruno (Carotti). »
Inter: an XXL offer from Chelsea for the return of Lukaku?
According to information from the Daily Mail, the Blues are working towards a return of Romelu Lukaku to London. Under contract with Chelsea between 2011 and 2013, the Belgian striker had not won at all and had been the subject of a loan to West Brom. The one who has made Inter Milan happy since then arouses the interest of Chelsea. While the Lombard club could be forced to sell due to the economic crisis, the British media evokes an operation at 120 million euros. Contractually linked to Inter until 2024, Lukaku, 27, is on the Blues shelves just like Haaland and Kane but the files concerning the Norwegian and the English are much more complex due in particular to the strong competition. .
The return of Allegri, the departure of Agnelli, Juve preparing a « revolution »
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport, the future of Andrea Pirlo at the head of Juventus is darkening. While the former leader of Italy has not succeeded in his bet to guide the Old Lady to the heights in Serie A and the Champions League, the management of the Turin club would negotiate behind the scenes with Massimiliano Allgeri. The Italian technician was the coach of Juve between 2014 and 2019. But more than a change of coach, the Italian club would prepare a revolution. Thursday John Elkann, chairman of the board of directors of Exor, the Agnelli family holding company that owns the club, spent part of the day at the training center. During a lunch with Andrea Agnelli, club president, Pavel Nedved, vice-president and Fabio Paratici, sports director, he drew the contours of the face of the Old Lady next season. The future of Agnelli would be weakened in particular because of the fiasco of the Super League while Paratici could simply be ruled out.
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Welcome to RMC Sport to follow all the news and rumors on the transfer market live. When the European week is over, the clubs return to their respective championships, which does not prevent them from working behind the scenes for the 2021-2022 season. From PSG where we are still waiting for the possible extensions of Neymar and Mbappé to FC Barcelona where the future of Lionel Messi, at the end of the contract, remains undecided, the question marks are not lacking. On Thursday, the Spanish television channel TVE claimed that the Argentine star had expressed his desire to extend with the Catalan giant. At OM, Jorge Sampaoli denied any contact with the young Argentinian midfielder of Velez Sarfield Thiago Almada (20) while being very laudatory towards him. Finally Nantes has exercised the option to buy its goalkeeper Alban Lafont.