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Thauvin 'very happy' at Marseille amid Bayern and Atletico rumours

The France international has rediscovered his form following a forgettable stint at Newcastle, but says he is in no rush to leave his current club

Ray Parlour: Arsenal's Giroud the answer for Chelsea

The former Arsenal star believes Antonio Conte should look at the France international to fix his striker problems

Refeeres take part in a presentation of video assisted refereeing (VAR) before the French League Cup football match between Nice and Monaco at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France, on January 9, 2018

Refeeres take part in a presentation of video assisted refereeing (VAR) before the French League Cup football match between Nice and Monaco at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France, on January 9, 2018 (AFP Photo/VALERY HACHE)

Refeeres take part in a presentation of video assisted refereeing (VAR) before the French League Cup football match between Nice and Monaco at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southern France, on January 9, 2018

Manchester United to rival Manchester City’s attempt to sign Jean Michaël Seri

Jean Michaël Seri was awarded the Marc-Vivien Foé trophy for the best African player in France last season.

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Angel Di Maria, center right, celebrates with PSG's Neymar, after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Neymar dances with his gloves on his head as he celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Neymar shoots the ball to score during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Neymar celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Neymar celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy

PSG's Neymar, left, celebrates with teammate after scoring during his French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Agent says former World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired

FILE - In this May 17, 2006 file photo, Barcelona's Ronaldinho from Brazil lifts the trophy after they won the UEFA Champions League against Arsenal in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France. The brother and agent of 2005 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the former Brazil and Barcelona playmaker has retired from football. (AP Photo/ Luca Bruno, File)

Agent says former World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2005 file photo, Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho kisses his trophy after winning the Golden Ball award of the European player of the year, in Paris, France. The brother and agent of 2005 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the former Brazil and Barcelona playmaker has retired from football. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Agent says former World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired

FILE - In this July 1, 2006 file photo, Brazil's Ronaldinho reacts shortly before the end of the Brazil vs. France World Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Frankfurt, Germany. The brother and agent of 2005 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, the former Brazil and Barcelona playmaker has retired from football. (AP Photo/ Michael Probst, File)

Falcao nets late equalizer for Monaco in 2-2 draw with Nice

Marseille's Dimitri Payet reacts after scoring during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Strasbourg, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Falcao nets late equalizer for Monaco in 2-2 draw with Nice

Marseille's Dimitri Payet, left, controls the ball past Strasbourg's Alexandre Oukidja, to score during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Strasbourg, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Jan.16, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Falcao nets late equalizer for Monaco in 2-2 draw with Nice

Marseille's players celebrate after Marseille's Clinton Mua Njie, center, scored during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Strasbourg, at the Velodrome stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Strasbourg’s Alexandre Oukidja is stretchered off after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Dimitri Payet in action with Strasbourg’s Ihsan Sacko REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Luiz Gustavo in action with Strasbourg’s Alexandre Oukidja REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Clinton N'Jie celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Aymen Abdennour in action with Strasbourg’s Nuno Joia REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Lucas Ocampos in action with Strasbourg’s Dimitri Foulquier REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Olympique de Marseille vs RC Strasbourg - Orange Velodrome, Marseille, France - January 16, 2018 Marseille's Lucas Ocampos in action with Strasbourg’s Alexandre Oukidja REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the French League Cup quarter-final football match between Amiens (ASC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Licorne Stadium in Amiens, northern France

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the French League Cup quarter-final football match between Amiens (ASC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Licorne Stadium in Amiens, northern France (AFP Photo/FRANCOIS LO PRESTI)

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the French League Cup quarter-final football match between Amiens (ASC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Licorne Stadium in Amiens, northern France

French federation suspends referee who kicked Nantes player

FILE - In this May 13, 2009, file photo, referee Tony Chapron is seen during their French League One soccer match between Bordeaux and Valenciennes at the Nungesser stadium in Valenciennes, northern France. French official Tony Chapron kicked out in retribution at Nantes defender Diego Carlos during a league game on Sunday, Jan, 14, 2018 and then promptly showed Carlos a red card. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

French federation suspends referee who kicked Nantes player

Referee Tony Chapron gives a red card to Nantes defender Diego Carlos, left, after Carlos inadvertently clipped the referee's heels during the French League One soccer match between Nantes and Paris Saint Germain, in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. French official Tony Chapron kicked out in retribution at Nantes defender Diego Carlos during a league game on Sunday, and then promptly showed Carlos a red card. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

French federation suspends referee who kicked Nantes player

Referee Tony Chapron gives a red card to Nantes defender Diego Carlos, left, after Carlos inadvertently clipped the referee's heels during the French League One soccer match between Nantes and Paris Saint Germain, in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. French official Tony Chapron kicked out in retribution at Nantes defender Diego Carlos during a league game on Sunday, and then promptly showed Carlos a red card. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

French federation suspends referee who kicked Nantes player

Referee Tony Chapron gives a red card to Nantes defender Diego Carlos, left, after Carlos inadvertently clipped the referee's heels during the French League One soccer match between Nantes and Paris Saint Germain, in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. French official Tony Chapron kicked out in retribution at Nantes defender Diego Carlos during a league game on Sunday, and then promptly showed Carlos a red card. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Barcelona star Dembele out for another month due to hamstring misery

Having missed the tail end of 2017 with a similar problem, the 20-year-old France international faces another spell on the sidelines

Who is Erika Choperena? Everything you need to know about Antoine Griezmann's wife

The Spanish child psychologist has shied away from the limelight and prefers to let her France international husband take all the media attention

Balotelli is growing up... at last! Ligue 1 social

The Italy international took time to reflect on how he's grown since his arrival in France, while Neymar took the time to pay tribute to Haiti

Ligue 1 - FC Nantes vs Paris St Germain

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - FC Nantes vs Paris St Germain - The Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau, Nantes, France - January 14, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Stephane Mahe TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Referee rage: Official lashes out at player in French game

PSG's Thomas Meunier jumps for a header with Nantes' defender Diego Carlos during their French League One soccer match, in Nantes, western France, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

ELNPSG. Nantes (France), 14/01/2018.- Paris Saint Germain's Kylian Mbappe vies for the ball agaisnt Nicolas Pallois of Nantes during the French League 1 soccer match between FC Nantes and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France, 14 January 2018. (Francia) EFE/EPA/EDDY LEMAISTRE

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