Newcastle United terminate player contract

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Newcastle United have terminated the contract of Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa according to Sky Sports. The 27-year-old is close to completing a short-term-deal at Nice in Ligue 1. A Nice statement last week read: “We have reached an agreement in principle with Hatem Ben Arfa. The France international will have a medical on Monday prior to signing with Le Gym.” …

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QPR’s Joey Barton reveals death threat letter

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QPR midfielder, Joey Barton has revealed he received a death threat via a letter when playing for Marseille last season, in France. BBC News reported that Barton had posted a picture of the letter on social media to show everyone what what he had to put up with. The letter was addressed to Marseille’s training ground, La Commanderie, where he spent most …

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Brazilian Brandao jailed for famous head-butt of Motta

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On 16 August the football world was stunned by the video that emerged of Bastia’s Brazilian striker Brandao head-butting PSG’s Thiago Motta. PSG had beaten Bastia 2-0 at home in Ligue 1 but the game was marred by the head-butt that took place in the tunnel after the match. The video can been seen below as the 34-year-old waits for …

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Liverpool Update – Reds after Marseille striker

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Liverpool’s goal shy strikers may be given a helping hand in January as the Reds are said to be tracking the progress of Frenchman, Andre-Pierre Gignac. The Marseille striker has been on scintillating form for the French outfit this season with 10 goals in his last 13 Ligue 1 appearances. A striker who is full of confidence, something that Liverpool …

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Premier League set for January Andre Ayew battle

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Premier League clubs are beginning to think about their January transfer targets and according to the Daily Star, Andre Ayew is one of them. Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Manchester United have all been linked with the winger who could be available for a tiny fee of £1.5m. Andre Ayew joined Marseille in 2005 and progressed through their youth academy …

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Arsenal update – Gunners to miss out on striker target

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Arsenal are set to miss out on their 28-year-old target, André-Pierre Gignac as the striker gets ready to agree a new contract with Ligue 1 club Marseille. The Metro believe this will end the Gunners’ pursuit of the Frenchman. Gignac began his professional career with FC Lorient in 2002, making his league debut in August 2004. He would make 51 …

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Hatem Ben Arfa: “I will be released” by Newcastle

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Hull City’s on loan winger Hatem Ben Arfa says he knows that his parent club Newcastle will release him at the end of this season so he has to prove himself. Inside Futbol carry the quotes from the 27-year-old Frenchman. Ben Arfa started his professional career with French giants Lyon in 2002 and was quickly labelled as a hot prospect for …

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Andre Ayew mulls over QPR, Hull or Swansea move

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24-year-old Marseille winger Andre Ayew is reportedly in talks with QPR, Hull City and Swansea City over a Premier League switch. The Ghanian international was originally linked to Hull but it seems that the player himself does not fancy a move to the North-East. It is now thought Swansea City and QPR will fight it out for his services as …

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