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Napoli sign Nigeria forward Osimhen from Lille

Posted Saturday, August 01, 2020 by ESPN36 hits

Napoli have completed the signing of forward Victor Osimhen from Lille, the club announced on Friday. Sources had told ESPN that Napoli had made an offer of €70 million and were confident of landing the 21-year-old, whose desire had been to play in the Premier League. Manchester United and Chelsea were keen also keen on Osimhen. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis announced the deal...Full Story »

Napoli confident of landing €100m Lille duo Osimhen, Gabriel - sources

Posted Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by ESPN57 hits

Napoli are confident they have won the race to sign Lille duo Victor Osimhen and Gabriel for a combined price of €100 million, sources have told ESPN. Osimhen, a 21-year-old forward, and Gabriel, a 22-year-old defender, travelled from Lille, where they have resumed training, to Italy on Tuesday to start talks with Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Napoli owner and his sporting director, Cristi...Full Story »

LILLE FRIEND Arsenal and Napoli in transfer fight for Victor Osimhen but Lille’s £50m asking price could prove problem for striker

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk44 hits

The Nigerian forward has impressed in Ligue 1 this season, bagging 13 goals in the French top-flight for Christophe Galtier's side. Osimhen has enjoyed an excellent debut year in Ligue 1 Credit: Reuters At just 21, Osimhen possesses bags of potential, which has not gone unnoticed by the Gunners. But Mikel Arteta's side will face stiff competition from Napoli, with La Replubblica claiming that...Full Story »

Manchester United and Tottenham open talks for Lille youngster Boubakary Soumare

Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Lille are in talks with Manchester United and Tottenham over the potential January sale of midfielder Boubakary Soumare. The 20-year-old made a name for himself by helping the French club to a surprise second-place finish in Ligue 1 last season. And he is now at the centre of a transfer battle between Premier League giants United and Spurs, the Sun reports. Both clubs are in talks for the y...Full Story »

Lille boss angry at Mourinho for taking coaches to Tottenham

Posted Friday, November 22, 2019 by Goal.com115 hits

The Frenchman doesn't blame his former employees for leaving but believes it wasn't approached in the right way Lille boss Christophe Galtier took a swipe at "classy" Jose Mourinho for taking two of his coaches to become part of his new team at Tottenham. Mourinho was appointed as the new man in charge of Spurs on Wednesday after Mauricio Pochettino and his assistants were sacked. Former Re...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Manchester United want Lille star Soumare to replace Pogba

Posted Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Goal.com125 hits

Forster happy to take pay cut for Celtic stay Fraser Forster is open to taking a pay cut in order to stay at Celtic on a permanent deal. The goalkeeper is on loan from Southampton for the season and has three years left on his contract with the club. He hopes to stay in Glasgow for the long-term and although his £70,000 per week wages are beyond Celtic's budget, he is willing to compro...Full Story »

Lille 1-2 Chelsea: Willian grabs winner in landmark game for Blues

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2019 by Goal.com67 hits

Willian and Tammy Abraham scored as Chelsea registered their first Champions League win this season, edging Lille in France. Willian marked his 300th appearance for Chelsea with the winner as Frank Lampard's side dug deep to beat Lille 2-1 and get off the mark in the Champions League. The Brazilian had a mostly quiet game but produced a rare moment of quality in the second half, cracking a pow...Full Story »

Willian, that was really something – Brazilian boosts Blues beyond Lille

Posted Thursday, October 03, 2019 by PA53 hits

Tammy Abraham grabbed a birthday goal and Willian marked his 300th Chelsea appearance with the second as Chelsea won 2-1 in Lille.Abraham, expected to earn an England call-up on Thursday, registered his first Champions League goal before Lille equalised through their own exciting young striker, Victor Osimhen.But Willian’s late volley secured a crucial first three points for Frank Lam...Full Story »

Lille vs Chelsea - Lampard: Barkley 'naive' to be pictured out ahead of Champions League clash

Posted Wednesday, October 02, 2019 by PA124 hits

Frank Lampard admitted Ross Barkley had been “naive” after the Chelsea midfielder was pictured on a night out in Liverpool. But the Blues boss insisted Barkley had not “committed a crime” by being out on the town on Sunday night. Photos of Barkley appearing to argue with a taxi driver, having apparently spilt chips in the back of a cab, were published in newspapers ah...Full Story »

Lille moving for Barcelona attacker Malcom

Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com117 hits

Lille are moving for Barcelona attacker Malcom. beIN Sports reports Lille will make a loan bid for the Brazilian winger, to cover the departure of their star Nicolas Pepe. Bayern Munich are favourites to sign him. Lille need to replace the 21 goals and 11 assists the Ivorian forward has provided. Malcom is their prime target because of his similarities to Pepe and his knowledge of Ligue 1, ...Full Story »

Lille confirm Nicolas Pepe is set to leave amid Arsenal and Bayern links

Posted Monday, April 15, 2019 by squawka.com149 hits

Lille chairman Gerard Lopez has confirmed Arsenal and Bayern Munich target Nicolas Pepe will leave the club at the end of the season. The 23-year-old has been a revelation in France this season, scoring 18 goals and providing nine assists in Ligue 1 so far. Pepe's Ligue 1 rise: Five key things to know... 1. Pepe made a £9m move to Lille from fellow French side Angers in 2017. 2. His 1...Full Story »

Kylian Mbappe hits out at PSG’s performance as Lille run riot

Posted Monday, April 15, 2019 by PA141 hits

Kylian Mbappe claimed Paris St Germain “played like beginners” after they suffered their heaviest Ligue 1 loss in 18 years on Sunday.Needing to avoid defeat to seal the title, PSG instead suffering a humbling 5-1 reverse to second-placed Lille, collapsing in the second half after the dismissal of Juan Bernat.Bernat had cancelled out Thomas Meunier’s own goal in a first half tha...Full Story »

Champagne still on ice as PSG are hammered by Lille

Posted Monday, April 15, 2019 by PA87 hits

Paris St Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday.Second-half goals from Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Bamba, Gabriel and Jose Fonte saw Lille inflict a painful defeat on PSG, who had Juan Bernat sent off in the 37th minute after losing Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier to injury.Kylian Mbappe had two goals disallowed for offside in the fi...Full Story »

PSG head to Lille aiming to wrap up another Ligue 1 title

Posted Saturday, April 13, 2019 by PA67 hits

Paris St Germain are hoping to seize a second opportunity to claim their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons when they face Lille on Sunday.A 2-2 draw with Strasbourg last weekend prevented them from retaining their crown in record-equalling time and they only need a point at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to get over the line.Neymar remains sidelined by a broken foot and Edinson Cavani is still strug...Full Story »

Man Utd join Arsenal in race for Barcelona target and Lille star Nicolas Pepe

Posted Saturday, February 23, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk138 hits

Man Utd have joined the race for winger Nicolas Pepe MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race for Barcelona target Nicolas Pepe. France Football claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will target the winger this summer if he is made United’s next permanent manager. Pepe, 23, is a skilful winger who plays for the Ivory Coast and has made a huge name for himself in Ligue 1. The ...Full Story »

Nicolas Pepe scores stunner as Lille thrash Patrick Vieira’s Nice

Posted Saturday, February 02, 2019 by PA99 hits

Nicolas Pepe’s superb solo goal helped high-flying Lille to a fourth successive Ligue 1 victory as they emphatically beat Nice 4-0.In-form striker Pepe, who has been linked with Arsenal, conjured up memories of France great Thierry Henry by running with the ball from inside his own half and curling home from just inside the area.The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international’s 37th-minute...Full Story »

Lille beat Marseille after firecracker leads to lengthy second-half delay

Posted Saturday, January 26, 2019 by PA72 hits

Lille won 2-1 at Marseille in a match delayed for around 40 minutes after a firecracker was thrown on to the pitch.Lille, second in the Ligue 1 table, were leading 1-0 through Nicolas Pepe’s penalty in first-half injury time when the object landed on the playing area in the 56th minute.It exploded just in front of Marseille players Kevin Strootman and Jordan Amavi, who both seemed visibly ...Full Story »

Late Xeka effort earns Lille maximum points against Amiens

Posted Saturday, January 19, 2019 by PA57 hits

Xeka’s late goal handed high-flying Lille a hard-earned 2-1 comeback win against struggling Amiens.The visitors, battling just above the Ligue 1 relegation zone, shocked the majority inside the Stade Pierre Mauroy when Juan Ferney Otero put them in front after only five minutes.However, it was virtually one-way traffic for the rest of the game and Lille missed a penalty before goals from R...Full Story »

Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe hints he is ready to leave Lille as Unai Emery eyes £44million move

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk341 hits

ARSENAL target Nicolas Pepe has hinted he is ready to leave Lille — sparking a potential Gunners move for the winger. The Ivorian, 23, has been tipped to join the Unai Emery revolution, but it could cost as much as £44million. Pepe has bagged seven in his last nine games for the Ligue 1 side, catching the attention of Germany's two biggest clubs, as well as the North London side. ...Full Story »

Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 1 Lille OSC: Neymar and Mbappe on target as PSG set new European record

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by PA166 hits

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both scored for Paris St Germain in a 2-1 win over Lille as the French champions set a new record with their 12th consecutive victory.After winning at Marseille and equalling Tottenham’s 58-year record with the best start to a European season by any side in the top five leagues, the hosts went one better at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.Following strong resi...Full Story »

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