Marseille Rumors & News

  • Report: BBVA will drop La Liga sponsorship at end of season

    The Score "Spanish bank BBVA will reportedly drop its naming rights and sponsorship of La Liga's Primera and Segunda (first and second) divisions at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season. BBVA has been the primary name sponsor for the Spanish leagues since 2006 in the second division and 2008 in the first,..." September 29

  • Marseille and Lyon match marred by hooliganism

    Pro Soccer Talk "Marseille and Lyon are two of the biggest rivals in French football, but things were taken too far when the sides met today in Ligue 1 action. The match, which was played in Marseille, was stopped in the second half with Lyon leading 1-0. Referee Ruddy Buquet ordered both teams to head to the..." September 21

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger asks board to seal Michy Batshuayi transfer – report

    Metro "Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has asked the board to complete the January transfer of Michy Batshuayi, according to reports. Batshuayi is one of the hottest prospects in European football and it is thought the Gunners have been tracking the Marseille striker ahead of a potential move in the New..." September 21

  • Newcastle spends again, splashing $18 million on Marseille midfielder Thauvin

    Pro Soccer Talk "Newcastle United got its man. Florian Thauvin has long been a target for Northeast England club, and Wednesday found him a member of it. It’s five-year deal for Thauvin, and the move reportedly cost the club $18 million and the services of last summer’s French flop, Remy Cabella, who wasn’t..." August 19

  • Marseille winger Florian Thauvin close to £12m transfer to Newcastle

    The Guardian "Florian Thauvin is inching closer to completing a £12m move from Marseille to Newcastle United with Rémy Cabella possibly moving in the opposite direction. Steve McClaren knows Alexsandar Mitrovic, the club’s £13m striker, requires crosses to be properly effective and believes Thauvin has the..." August 18

  • Marseille manager resigns one match into French Ligue 1 season

    Sporting News "Marcelo Bielsa has resigned as coach of Marseille just one game into the French Ligue 1 season. Marseille was beaten 1-0 by Caen on Saturday, prompting the fiery Argentine to leave the Stade Velodrome one year into a contract set to take him through 2017. Bielsa surprisingly announced his..." August 08

  • Manchester City could lose starlet Marcos Lopes

    Daily Mail "Manchester City face a battle to keep one of the club's most higly-rated youngsters after it emerged that attacking midfielder Marcos 'Rony' Lopes is a transfer target for a host of French sides. Lyon, Monaco and Marseille have registered their interest in the 19-year-old forward and Sportsmail..." August 03

  • Andre Ayew keen on move to boyhood club Liverpool as Everton and Newcastle also express interest

    Daily Mail "Andre Ayew is keen on a move to Liverpool this summer. The Ghana international will be a free agent as he is out of contract at Marseille and wants to join the Anfield club who he supported as a boy. Everton, Newcastle and Swansea have all shown interest while Ayew's representatives have held..." April 16

  • ‘I have always been a Liverpool fan’ – Marseille star Andre Ayew

    London Evening Standard "Ghana star Andre Ayew admits that it would be an ‘honour’ to move to the Premier League, before revealing that he is a Liverpool fan since childhood. The 25-year-old forward has been linked with clubs across Europe, with departure from Marseille this summer looking increasingly likely. Ayew..." April 15

  • Newcastle United target Andre Ayew set to leave Marseille in the summer

    Chronicle Live "Marseille have accepted defeat in their bid to keep Andre Ayew at the Velodrome. It is understood that Newcastle United have offered the winger a pre-contract with his deal at Marseille due to expire at the end of the season. Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are also thought to be in the..." March 17

  • Multiple PL clubs interested in Andre Ayew

    Pro Soccer Talk "Andre Ayew has become one of the hottest names on the transfer market as a bundle of Premier League clubs have eyes on the Ghanaian international. Reports pen Liverpool, Everton, Swansea City, Hull City and West Ham as five clubs that would like to acquire the services of the 2011 African..." October 20

  • Benitez in £17m plot to derail Arsenal bid

    Sports Direct News "Arsenal are reported to be considering making an offer for Marseille defender Nicolas Nkoulou in the January transfer window but will face rival interest from Serie A club Napoli. According to French publication Le 10 Sport, Nkoulou has been targeted by Arsenal for some time after first..." December 17

  • Chelsea step up £25m move for fiery Marseille anchorman Giannelli Imbula

    The Express "Chelsea are plotting a £25million move for Marseille’s hot-headed defensive midfielder Giannelli Imbula. He was dropped from the France Under-21 squad this week for saying ‘something inappropriate’ to a member of staff and was forced to apologise in public. Imbula has been watched several..." November 14

  • Liverpool and Newcastle in hunt for Marseille's £10m striker Andre Ayew

    Daily Mirror "Andre Ayew will be a £10million target for Premier League clubs in the next transfer window. The Ghana international front man looks certain to be sold by Olympique Marseille after their dreadful show in Europe and a dismal start to the domestic campaign. They are bottom of their Champions..." November 03

  • Chelsea plan £50million spree with Imbula and Mangala lined up

    Metro "Chelsea are ready to splash £50million in the January transfer window on Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula and FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is eager to strengthen his squad in the New Year and has identified the duo as two of his top targets. Centre back..." October 21