Clinton N’Jie leaves Tottenham for Marseille on a two-year deal 

​Tottenham forward Clinton Njie is to join French side Marseille on a permanent deal after the two clubs agreed a deal.
The Cameroon international, 23, was on loan to the Ligue 1 club last season, scoring four goals.

Njie joined Spurs from Lyon in 2015 for a reported £10m, but did not start a single Premier League game for Spurs and 14 appearances in all for the club, though he suffered a serious knee injury in December 2015.
Tottenham tweeted: “We have reached agreement with @OM_Officiel for the permanent transfer of Clinton Njie. We wish Clinton all the best for the future.”

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Steve Mandanda leaves Crystal Palace to rejoin Marseille


France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has left Crystal Palace to rejoin former club Marseille on a three-year-deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 32-year-old made nine league appearances for Palace last season after signing in July 2016.

Mandanda played 443 times for Marseille during his nine seasons at Stade Velodrome, where he won one league title and three French League Cups.

He won Ligue 1’s goalkeeper of the year in his last season with the club.

Marseille sign Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg

Marseille have announced the signing of midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg.

L’Equipe reported that Marseille will pay €8 million to the Bundesliga club, where Gustavo has spent the last four seasons.

Announcing the signing of the 29-year-old, Marseille said he was a player of “experience, versatility and strength of character.”

He won both the Champions League and a Bundesliga title during his time at Bayern Munich, lifting the DFB Pokal with Wolfsburg.

Gustavo is due to join his new teammates on their preseason training camp in Switzerland later on Tuesday. He is Marseille’s second summer signing after Valere Germain joined from Monaco last month.

“Even though it’s not easy to say goodbye, during the summer break the desire grew in me to try something new and get to know another country and another league,” he told the official Wolfsburg website.

Olaf Rebbe, the club’s sporting director, said: “We would have liked to see him here for longer. But we met his wish to leave the club because he gave it his all for Wolfsburg.

“He not only had a huge share in our success in league and the German cup, but also stepped up as a leader in difficult times last season.”

Marseille signs Valere Germain from Monaco


Marseille have signed Monaco forward Valere Germain on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old, who scored 49 goals in 200 league appearances for Monaco, passed a medical to become Marseille’s first summer signing.

He has spent the majority of his career with Monaco, but had a brief spell on loan at Nice in 2015-2016.

Germain, whose father Bruno played for Marseille, scored 10 goals and added four assists in Ligue 1 last season.

Hertha Berlin sign Karim Rekik from Marseille


Hertha Berlin are continuing to build for European football next season by confirming the signing of Dutch centre-back Karim Rekik from Olympique Marseille.
The 22-year-old product of Feyenoord’s youth academy has signed a long-term deal with the capital club.
Having spent the majority of his youth at Feyenoord in Holland, spells at Manchester City and a successful two-year loan at PSV Eindhoven – in which he was part of the Eredivise title-winning team in 2014/15 – led Rekik to joining French giants Marseille in 2015.

Ligue 1 results – Monaco close to clinching title after thrashing Lille; PSG rout St Etienne; Nice unbeaten home record ended by Angers

​Bordeaux 1 – 1 Marseille

Caen 0 – 1 Rennes

Dijon 2 – 0 Nancy

Metz 1 – 1 Toulouse

Monaco 4 – 0 Lille

Montpellier 1 – 3 Lyon

Nantes 4 – 1 Guingamp

Nice 0 – 2 Angers

SC Bastia 2 – 0 Lorient

Saint-Etienne 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain

  • Monaco 4 – 0 Lille

Monaco all but sealed their first Ligue 1 title since 2000 after Radamel Falcao scored twice in a straight-forward home victory against mid-table Lille.

Falcao nodded in his 20th league goal of the season from close range before Kylian Mbappe’s trickery left Bernardo Silva with a simple tap-in before the break.

Teenage forward Mbappe turned provider again when his cushioned square pass allowed Falcao to volley in the third.

And there was more misery for Lille when away defender Junior Alonso diverted Thomas Lemar’s dangerous low cross into his own goal.

Leonardo Jardim’s side are three points above reigning champions Paris St-Germain, who have one game left, and have a far superior goal difference.

  • Saint-Etienne 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain

Edinson Cavani scored his 46th and 47th goals in all competitions this season as PSG brushed aside St Etienne 5-0.

Lucas Moura also scored in each half, while Julian Draxler added a last-minute fifth for the Parisiens, whose final game is at Angers next week.

  • Nice 0 – 2 Angers

Nice, guaranteed a top-three finish, came unstuck in a 2-0 home defeat to Angers, for whom Cheikh Ndoye was on target in the first half and Karl Toko Ekambi scored deep in stoppage time.

It was the first home defeat for Nice  this season.

  • Montpellier 1 – 3 Lyon

Lyon clinched a fourth-placed finish and the last Europa League spot thanks to their 3-1 win at Montpelier.

Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette gave Lyon a 2-0 half-time lead and although Steve Mounie pulled one back for Montpelier before the break, Lacazette added his second in time added on.

  • ​Bordeaux 1 – 1 Marseille

Marseille had harboured hopes of catching Lyon, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux, where they trailed to Diego Rolan’s early goal before Bafetimbi Gomis’ second-half equaliser.

  • SC Bastia 2 – 0 Lorient

Bastia kept alive their survival hopes heading into the final day next week with a 2-0 home win against relegation rivals Lorient, thanks to late goals from Enzo Crivelli and substitute Gael Danic.

  • Dijon 2 – 0 Nancy

Dijon climbed out of the bottom three as they won 2-0 at home against Nancy, who slipped to the foot of the table.

Second-half goals from Frederic Sammaritano and Lois Diony clinched Dijon their second win in 12 league matches and left Nancy needing to win their final game while hoping both Bastia and Lorient lose in order to make the relegation playoff.

  • Caen 0 – 1 Rennes

With no team relegated on the penultimate day, Caen are looking anxiously over their shoulders after losing 1-0 at home to Rennes.

Giovanni Sio struck midway through the second half for Rennes and defeat for Caen has left them two points above second-bottom Bastia.

  • Metz 1 – 1 Toulouse

Ismaila Sarr fired a second-half equaliser to earn Metz a 1-1 home draw against Toulouse, who had taken an early lead through Martin Braithwaite

  • Nantes 4 – 1 Guingamp

Nantes beat Guingamp 4-1 in their last home game of the season.

Adrien Thomasson gave Nantes a first-half lead and second-half goals from Emiliano Sala and Prejuce Nakoulma put them in control.

Lucas Deaux replied for Guincamp, but Sala added his second to secure Nantes’ third win in four matches.

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League football continues across Europe this weekend, after the return of the Champions League and Europa League in mid week.

In England, the biggest match of the week takes us to Stamford Bridge, where Arsenal hope to take advantage of Chelsea’s poor run of form in the League this season, and also drawing strength from their Community Shield victory over Jose Mourinho’s men.

League leaders host 5th place West Ham, as they hope to continue their impressive 100 percent form.

Manchester United visit Southampton as they hope to bounce back after their Champions League upset.

In La Liga, Getafe defeated Malaga 1-0 on Friday night, with Stefan Scepovic grabbing the winning goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo hope to continue his impressive scoring form as Real Madrid host Granada.

Barcelona host Levante, while Valencia host Real Betis.

Early fixture in the Bundesliga saw Mainz defeat Hoffenheim 3-1, with Yunus Malli grabbing a hat trick, after Jonathan Schmid had earlier put the visitors ahead.

Dortmund host Leverkusen in the biggest game of the Bundesliga, while Bayern visit Darmstadt.

Napoli host Lazio in the Serie A star match of the week. The host will be beaming with confidence after their Europa league exploit saw them crush Club Brugge 5-0, while Lazio picked a point away at Dnipro.

In other matches, AC Milan hope to bounce back after their defeat to neighbours Inter in last weekend’s derby. Inter are away at Chievo, while AS Roma host Sassuolo. Champions Juventus are away at Genoa, and hope to return to winning ways after the champions league victory against Manchester City.

Rennes and Lille both shared the spoils, as they played 1-1 on Friday night. Paul-Georges Ntep scored for Rennes but missed a penalty, while Sofiane Boufal scored for Lille.

In the star match, Marseille host Lyon, while PSG are away at Reims.

EPL

Saturday, 19th September

12:45PM Chelsea v Arsenal

03:00PM Swansea City v Everton

03:00 PM Aston Villa v West Brom

03:00PM Stoke City v Leicester City

03:00PM Bournemouth v Sunderland

03:00PM Newcastle v Watford

05:30PM Manchester City v West Ham

Sunday, September 20

01:30PM Tottenham v Crystal Palace

04:00PM Liverpool v Norwich City

04:00PM Southampton v Manchester united

LA LIGA

Friday, September 18

FT Getafe CF 1-0 Málaga

Saturday, September 19

03:00PM Real Madrid v Granada

05:15PM Valencia v Real Betis

07:30PM Eibar v Atlético Madrid

09:00PM Real Sociedad v Espanyol

Sunday, September 20

11:00PM Sevilla v Celta Vigo

03:00PM Deportivo v Sporting Gijon

05:15PM Villarreal v Athletico Bilbao

07:30PM Barcelona v Levante

07:00PM Las Palmas v Rayo Vallecano

SERIE A

Saturday, September 19

05:00PM Udinese v Empoli

07:45PM Milan v Palermo

Sunday, September 20

11.30PM Chievo v Inter Milan

07:45PM Roma v Sassuolo

02:00PM Genoa v Juventus

02:00PM Atalanta v Verona

02:00PM Bologna v Frosinone

02:00PM Torino v Sampdoria

05:00PM Carpi v Fiorentina

07:45PM Napoli v Lazio

BUNDESLIGA

Friday, September 18

FT Mainz 05 3-1 Hoffenheim

Saturday, September 19

02:30PM 1. FC Köln V Mönchengladbach

02:30PM Werder Bremen v Ingolstadt

02:30PM Hamburger SV v Eintracht

02:30PM Darmstadt 98 v Bayern Munich

02:30PM Wolfsburg v Hertha BSC

Sunday, September 20

02:30PM VfB Stuttgart v Schalke 04

04:30PM FC Augsburg v Hannover 96

04:30PM Borrusia Dortmund v Bayer Leverkusen

LiGUE 1

Friday, September 18

FT Rennes 1-1 Lille

Saturday, September 19

Stade Reims v PSG

Bastia v OGC Nice

Caen v Montpellier

Angers v Troyes

Guingamp v GFC Ajaccio

Sunday, September 20

Bordeaux v Toulouse

ASSE v Nantes

Monaco v Lorient

Marseille v Lyon