Julien Sablé at the controls of the OGC Nice reserve from Monday
The game of musical chairs has continued in Nice since the arrival of Florent Ghisolfi as sports director. The former Lensois leader brought back in his suitcases from Artois Laurent Bessière and Ghislain Dubois. The first will take control of the performance division, the second will assist him in his mission as was already the case in Lens. The recruitment unit is also undergoing a facelift, starting with the arrival of Sébastien Squillaci to support the new sports director.
Lucien Favre is still there but Didier Digard, until then reserve coach (N3), has joined his staff. To replace him, Julien Sablé was chosen by Florent Ghisolfi. At 42, the former Stéphanois (player, director of the training center, assistant, coach) finds the colors he wore between 2009 and 2012. His mission will be to keep the team in National 3 (eleventh out of fourteen ) and bring out new talents to join the professional group.
Nantes would target François Kamano
Eager to strengthen themselves to fight for their maintenance and play in the round of 16 of the Europa League, FC Nantes must strengthen themselves.
For this, the club trained by Antoine Kombouaré would have targeted the former Bordeaux player François Kamano, now a Lokomotiv Moscow player, according to information from L’Equipe.
The winger was revealed to the Girondins de Bordeaux (2016-2020) before leaving for Russia. Comfortable on one side but also in the axis, he has a versatility that is of great interest to the Canaries. The Team indicates that competition from many clubs could pose a problem in the negotiations.
Atlético sets the price for Joao Felix
Anxious to change the air from the winter transfer window, Joao Felix arouses many desires in Europe. Among the clubs cited to welcome him are notably PSG, Arsenal and Bayern.
According to information from the Spanish media Relevo, the Portuguese striker would not, however, be sold off by Atlético de Madrid despite his falling out with Diego Simeone. The Colchoneros hope to collect between 130 and 140 million euros for the transfer of their 23-year-old player.
Total agreement for Verratti’s extension to PSG
As announced by Le Parisien and confirmed by RMC Sport, there is total agreement for the extension of Marco Verratti to PSG. The subject had been on the table for several weeks, in addition to the thoughts around an extension of Lionel Messi. The Italian midfielder, whose contract would run until 2024, will extend until 2026. The negotiations between the player and the club went rather smoothly, the affection between the two being mutual.
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Manchester united: Ten Hag’s lapidary observation on the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo
Erik Ten Hag has spoken to official Manchester United media. The Dutch coach of the Red Devils has commented on the termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
« He left and that’s the past, dropped the Batavian technician according to comments relayed in the British press. We are now looking forward and we are looking to the future. »
Liverpool on pole for Bellingham?
According to information from Picture, Liverpool would be on pole to sign Jude Bellingham next summer. The England midfielder, who plays in Dortmund, is very courted, especially after his performances at the World Cup. Besides the Reds, PSG are very interested, as Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said. Real are also in the running but Liverpool seem to be one step ahead, especially since the 19-year-old’s entourage would prefer a transfer to the Reds.
Cristiano Ronaldo denies an agreement with Al-Nassr
While many Spanish media announce an agreement with the Saudi club Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo did not confirm the information on Tuesday after Portugal qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. « No, it’s not true, » said the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the mixed zone.
PSG: Al Khelaïfi wants to recruit Bellingham
In an interview with Sky News, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi gave a glimpse of what PSG’s next transfer window could be. The Parisian president, currently very involved in the organization of the World Cup in Qatar, said all the good things he thought of Jude Bellingham (19), England midfielder, France’s next opponent in World Cup quarter-final, Saturday (8 p.m.).
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« What a player, he exclaimed. Honestly, England are lucky to have him… and he is one of the best players in the tournament. Unbelievable and you see that this is his first World Cup. world, he is calm, relaxed and confident. »
« Everyone wants it, he said. I’m not going to hide it. But I respect his club and out of respect if we want to talk to him, we’ll talk to the club first. »
Simakan extends to Leipzig
Author of a high-flying start to the season, Mohamed Simakan extends his contract with the German club Leipzig.
Linked to his club until 2026, the versatile defender, able to evolve both in central defense and in the right lane, extends for one year, i.e. until 2027.
At 22, he is a cornerstone of his club, and applied a few weeks ago for a place in Didier Deschamps’ list for the World Cup.
Brest announces the signing of Lala
Free of any contract after leaving Olympiakos at the end of October, Kenny Lala has found a club. The former Strasbourg will sign a contract with Stade Brestois on January 1, at the opening of the winter transfer window, announces the Breton club. He left Ligue 1 last February.
Mbappe? Real Madrid don’t even think about it anymore, assures the Spanish press
Kylian Mbappé’s stratospheric performances at the World Cup are generating debate among Real Madrid socios on social media, with many of them urging their president Florentino Pérez to forgive the Paris Saint-Germain player for having dismissed the club last spring. Will the message reach the ears of Madrid leaders? Nothing is less sure. For the moment, if we are to believe the indiscretions of the Spanish press, Florentino Pérez is turning a deaf ear, and sticking to what he has said and repeated in recent weeks, namely that the club does not has no intention of continuing to court Kylian Mbappé: « When Madrid knock twice on your door and you back down both times, it is absurd to insist. The institution is above everything », would we have slipped to AS on the side of Valdebebas. On the new roadmap of Real Madrid would appear other names now, in particular that of Jude Bellingham, also very prominent in this World Cup with England, confirms Marca. Above all, the Madrid club would not have given up the Norwegian Erling Haaland, insatiable scorer for Manchester City (29 goals in 24 matches).
Rudi Garcia on the bench, several former Ligue 1 players… All about Al-Nassr, with whom Cristiano Ronaldo would have reached an agreement
Cristiano Ronaldo, free since the termination of his contract at Manchester United, has reached an agreement with Al-Nassr, according to the Spanish press. If he joins the Saudi club, one of the most successful in the country and used to bringing well-known names to France for several off-seasons, the five-time Ballon d’Or would find a team eager to regain its national supremacy.
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OM formalize the departure of Luis Suarez
Arrived during the summer, Luis Suarez is already leaving Olympique de Marseille. The Marseille club made it official on Monday. As announced by RMC Sport several days ago, the Colombian striker is on loan with an option to buy (compulsory in the event of maintenance) in Almeria, current 14th in La Liga.
« An agreement in principle has been reached for the loan with option to buy the Colombian striker, OM said in a press release. Olympique de Marseille and UD Almeria have reached an agreement in principle for the loan with option to buy Luis Suarez who will join the Spanish club when the winter transfer window opens. Good luck to him. »
Cristiano Ronaldo will join Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia
Marca announce that Cristiano Ronaldo will sign for two and a half seasons with the Saudi club Al-Nassr, starting January 1. The Portuguese striker should receive nearly 200 million euros per year, which will place him far ahead in the ranking of the highest paid players on the planet. Currently in Qatar with Portugal to compete in the World Cup, CR7 has been free of any contract since the termination « by mutual agreement » of his contract with Manchester United. Rudi Garcia will thus be the new coach of the fivefold Golden Ball and Alvaro Gonzalez will be one of his teammates.
OL sets an « ultimate deadline » for December 7
OL Groupe comes out of silence in the takeover of the club by Textor with a press release. « In view of the progress made in the last 48 hours, the sellers and OL Groupe have agreed to grant Eagle a final deadline of December 7, 2022 to reach a final agreement ». John Textor’s holding therefore has until Wednesday to finalize the takeover of the club.
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OL: the sale still pending after the board of directors on Sunday
While OL had assured, in a press release, an outcome this weekend on the sale of the club’s shares to John Textor, nothing has yet filtered through. An OL Groupe board of directors met well on Sunday at 9 p.m., but nothing has yet filtered through on the decisions taken. He had to rule on the closing of the sale of the club to the American company, Eagle Football. For the sale to take place, the parties need the agreement of Crystal Palace, of which Textor is a co-shareholder, and of the Premier League, but some of the American’s partners within the London club would not be favorable to the sale. arrival of Crystal Palace within the capital of Eagle Football. OL should communicate during the day on the situation.
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AC Milan in negotiations to extend Leao
As rossonero coach Stafano Pioli announced on Sky Sport, AC Milan are currently in talks with Rafael Leao, « happy » with the Lombard club. The Portuguese international’s clan is in negotiations with sporting director Paolo Maldini for an extension, a year and a half from the end of his contract.
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