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Monaco will sign a crack, Nice moves away from a nice move in L1, Costil rebounds, ESTAC targets a PSG player

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AS Monaco: Embolo will land, an agreement reached with Gladbach…

It was on the right track and if we are to believe Sky Germany Mercato specialist Florian Plettenberg, the transfer of Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 25) to AS Monaco will go well. There is talk of a transfer at 12.5 M€ and an imminent medical examination. After Minamino (Liverpool), this is a second class attacking move for the Rocher club.

…Benjamin Lecomte at Espanol Barcelona

The 31-year-old doorman is on loan for a season with the La Liga club.

Girondins: Admar Lopes takes Daniel Riolo and RMC to court!

Considering himself defamed that Daniel Riolo accuses him of “banging coke in nightclubs in Bordeaux (…) in the eyes of all”, Admar Lopes, the sports director of the Girondins de Bordeaux, will file a complaint against the consultant and RMC radio. ARCOM was also seized following Riolo’s remarks.

Villefranche ready to replace Bordeaux in Ligue 2

If the Girondins de Bordeaux fight and do what is necessary to save their place in Ligue 2 (€14 million added by Gérard Lopez to cover the planned sales + waiver of half of the debts by King Street and Fortress), there will be no 19 clubs in the second division next year. On the side of the FFF, we have indeed recorded the climb of Villefranche-Beaujolais (3rd in National 1 and roadblocker for the climb) to replace Bordeaux if the CNOSF confirms the decision of the DNCG and the appeal commission of the FFF next Tuesday, July 19. The National 1 calendar, published yesterday, indeed goes in this direction with the mention “Villefranche or Bordeaux”… What the Caladois club welcomes in a press release.

Enzo Le Fée (FC Lorient) an extension rather than a departure for Nice?

Target of OGC Nice, Enzo Le Fée (22) could finally continue the adventure with the Hakes. If the attacking midfielder (under contract until June 2024 in Lorient) planned to leave his training club at the start of the summer, the trend would have since reversed according to L’Equipe. The sports daily affirms that the Lorient board has made a new contract extension offer with revaluation. An offer that would make him the highest paid player in Régis Le Bris’ squad.

Stade de Reims: Rajkovic awaits offers, Faes in the tracks of Naples

In the columns of L’Equipe, Perdrag Rajkovic, on leaving Stade de Reims, spoke of his future: “I want a European club, in L1 or not. For the moment, I don’t have much, I’m here and I’m waiting. The most important thing is that I start somewhere to aim for the World Cup. The name of the Serbian goalkeeper circulates at Borussia Mönchengladbach to replace Yann Sommer (Nice). Reims is claiming €8 million for his final year of contract.

In addition, the sports daily feeds the Wout Faes rumor in Naples to replace Kalidou Koulibaly even if the young Belgian is not the priority and is open to doing a third season in Champagne: “I am focused on Reims. Why not continue and have a great third season? But I have the ambition to go higher”. Reims would expect 15 M€ for him.

In addition, and according to L’Union, Dario Maresic (22) will go on loan and join the Croatian club NK Istra.

FC Lorient: Yvon Mvogo arrives!

The Merlus have their new goalkeeper and it is the Swiss goalkeeper of RB Leipzig. The Breton club did not specify the terms of the deal but Mvogo (28) was out of contract in 2023 in Germany and was coming out of a two-year loan to PSV Eindhoven. He signed up for two seasons (2024) plus an optional year.

AJ Auxerre targets a flop from OL…

On the lookout for the slightest blow to try at a lower cost, AJA (promoted to Ligue 1 this summer) would be in line to welcome OL left-back Youssouf Koné (27), who is returning from a mixed loan at ESTAC (976 minutes played in 21 games). According to Foot Mercato, the Icaunais club would be in competition with a Turkish formation to welcome the Malian international.

… yields the brother of Hugo Lloris in Ligue 2…

Underused last year at AJ Auxerre (5 appearances), Gautier Lloris (defender, 26) left Burgundy … for Normandy. The Niçois has signed up for two seasons with Le Havre AC where he could replace Isaak Touré, who has left for OM.

… And will sign Benoît Costil in goal!

RMC revealed this information a few minutes ago. The former Girondins de Bordeaux goalkeeper, currently without a club, will sign up for a season with AJA. He should take the place of Donovan Leon and start in Ligue 1.

Troyes is aiming for a promise from PSG…

Returning from a conclusive loan in Le Havre where he played a lot, Thierno Baldé (PSG, 20 years old) is of interest to beautiful people. If he was cited on the side of LOSC, the right side could finally bounce back … at ESTAC according to Under contract until June 2023 with Paris and eager to play, Baldé would not be against a definitive departure from the capital. Many clubs in France and abroad would be ready to take the bet…

… And will cede El Hajjam in Ligue 2

According to Foot Mercato, defender Oualid El Hajjam (31) will leave Troyes to join Le Havre where a two-year contract awaits him. There would only remain the medical examination to pass for the former Amiens.

RC Strasbourg: Ajorque has not left yet…

If Ludovic Ajorque’s non-presence in RC Strasbourg training did not go unnoticed on Wednesday due to rumors sending him to Hertha Berlin (German D1), the excellent Alsasports site provides a more down-to-earth explanation for this absence. The Reunionese is said to have injured his ankle during the Divonne-les-Bains internship. The duration of his unavailability is not known at this time.

… But the RCSA is already looking for a replacement in Lyon

According to L’Equipe, Racing is however anticipating the departure of Ajorque and his replacement by Zimbabwean OL striker Tino Kadewere (26). Initial discussions have already been held with Lyon, which is expecting at least €7 and €8 million for the dry transfer of the former Le Havre. According to the daily, OL have already refused a dozen loan offers for Kadewere.

Toulouse FC would have renounced Agustin Almendra (Boca Juniors)

If the Argentine press had mentioned an interest from Téfécé for Boca Juniors midfielder Agustin Almendra, the deal should not be made. It was the president of the Violets Damien Comolli who hinted at it in half-words during an interview at the Johan Cruyff Institute… Revealing the reasons:

“Recently on a trip to South America to scout a player we wanted (and probably won’t) our scouting manager didn’t attend a single game of the player in a week but met his wife, his daughter, he went home. We try to understand the player and his personality. Can he adapt to Toulouse culture and our style of play? If we realize that no, then we move on to the next profile that the data has offered us. So we try to match data and culture.”

AC Ajaccio: Coutadeur will finish in Corsica

One year from his retirement from sport, Mathieu Coutadeur (36) knows where he wants to live for the last year in the professional world. Indeed, the attacking midfielder would have decided to stay at AC Ajaccio to complete the loop in Ligue 1. According to Ouest-France, he would have refused a final proposal from his training club Le Mans.

Clermont: Ogier extends

Like Gauthier Hein (who joined AJ Auxerre until June 2025), Florent Ogier extended his lease to Clermont Foot. The defender has extended until June 2024.


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