Lille Rumors & News

  • Hervé Renard quits as Ivory Coast manager, expected to join French side Lille

    Pro Soccer Talk "After accepting the job offer from the Ivory Coast national team in July 2014, French manager Hervé Renard has officially stepped down from his international post. The former AS Cannes defender won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in February as boss of the Ivory Coast, and two years prior, he..." May 23

  • Lille ‘agree to sell £7m Manchester United and Arsenal target Idrissa Gueye’

    Metro "Manchester United and Arsenal target Idrissa Gueye has been given permission to leave Lille this summer, his agent has said. The Senegalese midfielder looked to be heading to the Premier League last summer but was eventually convinced to stay at the Ligue 1 outfit. But Lille have recognised..." May 22

  • Pape Souare completes move to Crystal Palace from Lille

    ESPN FC "Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Lille full-back Pape Souare. Eagles chairman Steve Parish announced the deal on Twitter: The Senegal international flew straight to London to complete the deal after his nation's early exit from the African Nations Cup this week." January 31

  • Crystal Palace close to completing DOUBLE deal for Bafetimbi Gomis and Pape Souare

    Daily Star "The Eagles are in advanced talks to sign the Swansea striker and Lille defender next month. A new front man and left back are two of boss Neil Warnock’s January transfer window priorities. And the south Londoners are increasingly confident of securing both Gomis and Souare. Starsport..." December 23

  • Lille, Werder Bremen noted frontrunners for Jozy Altidore’s services

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Sunderland Echo has a decent-length write-up on the future of American striker Jozy Altidore at the Stadium Light, and his future is said to currently lie in either France or Germany. The loan destinations have been mentioned in the past, but there are new details regarding Lille’s love for..." December 19

  • Liverpool want loanee Divock Origi back - but face £5m fee

    Daily Mirror "Brendan Rodgers wants Divock Origi on board in January to help solve Liverpool’s striking crisis. But it is likely to cost the Reds up to an additional £5million to release Origi from his one-year loan back to previous club Lille on top of the £10m deal they agreed with the French side last..." November 20

  • Brendan Rodgers reveals Liverpool staff are analysing every one of Divock Origi's Lille performances

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is analysing every single one of Divock Origi's performances for Lille as he prepares him for life in the Premier League. The 19-year-old striker was snapped up by the Reds after he impressed for Belgium in the summer's World Cup. His..." November 06

  • Divock Origi will become 'a truly great player' for Liverpool, says Lille team-mate Simon Kjaer

    Daily Mirror "The Danish defender says the £10million youngster has the potential to shine at Anfield when he joins up with the Reds next summer. Liverpool will be getting the "complete package" in Divock Origi, claims his Lille teammate Simon Kjaer. Origi, 20, will join Liverpool next season under the..." November 05

  • Everton fans left shaken in Lille as police use tear gas to break up clashes with rival supporters

    Daily Mail "Riot police resorted to using tear gas against Everton fans on Thursday afternoon after a second bout of trouble in Lille's city centre, with reports of rubber bullets being fired. Toffees supporters had gathered in the square ahead of their club's Europa League Group H clash against Lille..." October 23

  • Lille rubbish speculation linking Divock Origi with early Liverpool return

    Metro "Liverpool will not be recalling Divock Origi from his loan spell with Lille, after the French club rubbished reports. The Reds signed Origi in the summer following an impressive showing at the World Cup for Belgium, and immediately loaned him back to Lille. But reports this week have..." October 16

  • Liverpool sign Divock Origi and striker returns to Lille on loan

    Sky Sports "Liverpool have signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille for a fee of £10million. Sky sources understand Liverpool wanted the 19-year-old to join them immediately but Lille insisted the player return to the French club on loan for another season. Origi, who played for Belgium at the..." July 29

  • Liverpool ready to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to Divock Origi by promising to loan striker back to Lille

    Daily Mail "Liverpool are ready to pip Tottenham and Arsenal to Divock Origi by offering to loan him back to Lille for a season. The 19-year-old has been Belgium's saviour at the World Cup and has drawn rave reviews. Liverpool have watched him most of the season and want to beat the competition with a..." June 26

  • Lille ‘reject Arsenal bid’ for former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou

    Metro "Salomon Kalou will not be on his way to Arsenal after Lille rejected a loan bid for the striker, according to reports in France. The Gunners are keen to bolster their squad before tonight’s 11pm deadline, having missed out on several transfer targets this month. And it appears former Chelsea..." January 31

  • Arsenal & Liverpool handed boost in £2.5m striker chase

    Give Me Sport "Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham all appear to have been handed a major boost in their hopes to sign Salomon Kalou. According to the Daily Star, the 28-year-old - who made his name in England during a six-year stint with Chelsea - has informed the Gunners that he wants to return to the Premier..." January 03

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