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Pogba needs time to settle at Manchester United, claims France Coach English Premier League France Latest News 

Pogba needs time to settle at Manchester United, claims France Coach

Didier Deschamps has no concerns over Paul Pogba's form but has moved to cool down expectations of Manchester United's £89m world record signing. The former Juventus star has made a slow start to life back at Old Trafford, but found the back of the net during the 4-1 win over Leicester last month. The 23-year-old missed a couple of gilt-edged opportunities in the home draw with Stoke on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's side were left frustrated. And France boss Deschamps has urged patience at the start of the international break…

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Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on verge of joining Lyon English Premier League France Latest News 

Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on verge of joining Lyon

Emmanuel Adebayor is on the verge of signing for Lyon, according to the Ligue 1 club's manager Bruno Genesio. The forward, who is a free agent after his contract expired with Crystal Palace, held talks with Fulham earlier this summer but a move failed to materialise.  The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham forward is now subject to interest from Lyon, who are seeking an offensive replacement for the injured Alexandre Lacazette and Lyon manager Genesio has revealed Adebayor is in the French city to finalise a deal. "He has arrived in Lyon and I'll meet him…

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Bastia 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain France Latest Highlights 

Bastia 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Kurzawa fires Ligue 1 champions to narrow victory. An unconvincing display ended with victory as the full-back fired home after Jese's shot was stopped by home goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca A late goal from Layvin Kurzawa saw Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain open the defence of their title with a 1-0 win at Bastia. Hosts Bastia should have taken a first-half lead – with Enzo Crivelli missing a golden chance – and they paid the price when left-back Kurzawa netted the winner in the closing stages after good work from Jese Rodriguez…

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Chinese group to invest €100m in Lyon France Latest News 

Chinese group to invest €100m in Lyon

Lyon to receive €100m investment from China's IDG Capital Partners Lyon, which dominated the French league from 2002 to 2008, said Friday that Chinese investment fund IDG Capital Partners wants to acquire 20 percent of their share capital. The project includes a joint venture aimed at increasing the seven-time French champion's presence in Asia. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has previously complained of "unfair competition" from PSG, which is backed by Qatari investors. PSG have won the French league for the past four years and secured the domestic treble in each…

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Les Bleus appeared to be heading for a disappointing draw before the playmaker took matters into his own hands with a goal that will live long in the memory Even before Dimitri Payet took aim from the edge of the box to send France to a scantly deserved 2-1 victory over Romania, he had been his side’s outstanding figure.  The West Ham man, who has enjoyed a stratospheric rise since moving to England from Marseille last summer, had been the hub of France’s best attacking moments, showing both vision and…

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All eyes on Zlatan but Blanc is the real hero at PSG France Latest News 

All eyes on Zlatan but Blanc is the real hero at PSG

 The title came in the most emphatic way. A 9-0 away win against the cellar-dwellers who were reduced to 10 men in the second half. Paris Saint-Germain's victory against Troyes gave the French side their fourth consecutive Ligue 1 crown with eight games to spare. It was perhaps the most foregone conclusion this side of a Harlem Globetrotters game against the Washington Generals. The focus after the win, obviously, is on the big man. Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his seasonal tally to 35 goals (27 in Le Championnat) and the issue…

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Troyes AC 0 : 9 PSG France Latest Highlights 

Troyes AC 0 : 9 PSG

Paris Saint-Germain are Ligue 1 champions for the fourth consecutive season after a staggering 9-0 win at Troyes on Sunday which secured the sixth title in the capital club's history. Just four days after scoring and providing an assist in PSG's 2-1 win at Chelsea in the Champions League, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was integral to the success of Laurent Blanc's men once again with four goals and another assist. The super Swede was joined on the score sheet by Edinson Cavani (twice), Javier Pastore, Adrien Rabiot and the unfortunate Matthieu Saunier…

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Ex-Arsenal and France star Pires retires England France Latest News 

Ex-Arsenal and France star Pires retires

Former Arsenal and France star Robert Pires has announced his retirement from football at the age of 42. The winger also played for Metz, Marseille, Villarreal and Aston Villa before finishing his career with Indian Super League side Goa, who he left last March. And the midfielder has revealed that his career, which began in 1993, has come to an end. "I am 42 years old and now must be the time to say stop – my last experience was in India," he told L'Equipe. "Above all it is necessary give way to the young players." He won the…

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Pogba keen to work under Pep Guardiola England France Latest News 

Pogba keen to work under Pep Guardiola

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has told Sky he would welcome the chance to play under future Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Pogba, 22, has been linked with a number of Europe's leading clubs for some time despite Juve's insistence he is not for sale. The Daily Mirror recently reported that Barcelona, who had been touted as the favourites for Pogba's signature, had withdrawn from the race for his services as they could not afford to sign him, paving the way for a move to City. The France international has now…

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