Marseille to launch major €30m William Saliba move

As reported by RMC, Marseille are now expected to pursue a permanent transfer for Arsenal defender William Saliba after the 21-year-old France international’s successful loan spell with OM this season. The outlet report that Marseille are willing to commit €25m to €30m to sign the centre-back who became Jorge Sampaoli’s defensive leader in the second …

Official | Christophe Pélissier leaves FC Lorient

In an official communiqué from FC Lorient, the club has officially announced the departure of manager Christophe Pélissier, after his position was in doubt over the last two weeks. Club president Loïc Féry informed Pélissier of his decision to sack the manager last week, as a financial agreement of €3-4m was found between both parties …

Christophe Galtier will be at PSG training next week ahead of official announcement

RMC Sport report this afternoon that Christophe Galtier will be at the Paris Saint-Germain training ground next Monday for the start of pre-season, as he awaits confirmation on his nomination as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor. His departure from Nice has now been confirmed, with Lucien Favre replacing him as the Swiss coach returns to Les Aiglons, but …

Brest and Angers in bidding war for Wydad Casablanca’s Achraf Dari

Foot Mercato report today that Brest have reached an agreement with Wydad Casablanca for young defender Achraf Dari, having beaten fellow Ligue 1 side Angers to the 23-year-old’s signature with an 11th-hour offer. Le SCO had looked all but set to secure Dari’s signature for a fee of €2.5m, but the Bretons have trumped their offer …

Sevilla interested in Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile

Nice-Matin report that Monaco defender Benoît Badiashile is once again the subject of interest from clubs across the continent in this transfer window, with La Liga side Sevilla notably a contender for the French defender. The centre-half, who made 24 appearances and scored once in what was an injury-blighted season for him, remains on the radar …

Official | Igor Tudor is the new manager of Marseille

Marseille have this afternoon unveiled Igor Tudor as the club’s new manager, with the Croatian replacing Jorge Sampaoli after the Argentine’s shock exit on Friday. The former Juventus assistant, who was managing fellow Serie A club Hellas Verona this past season before leaving the club in May, has signed a two-year deal with Ligue 1’s …

Christophe Galtier unveiled as PSG manager: “No player will be above the team.”

Christophe Galtier was this afternoon announced as the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain, with the former Saint-Étienne, Lille and Nice coach signing a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions. At his press conference alongside club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the 2020/21 league winner laid out his plans to deal with his star-studded squad, ahead of …

PSG remain interested in Hugo Ekitike as talks for Gianluca Scamacca stall

RMC Sport report this afternoon that Paris Saint-Germain remain in contact with the entourage of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, as talks for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca stall in the face of the Italian side’s high asking price for the Azzurri man. As confirmed by sources contacted by Get French Football News last week, the 23-year-old was …