Sport Palace join the race to sign Ligue 2 midfielder

17:10  16 april  2017
17:10  16 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Cabaye wants to stay despite speculation about France return

  Cabaye wants to stay despite speculation about France return Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move back to France over the last few weeks with Marseille the reported club interested. These rumours came about when Cabaye said that Marseille’s new project in Ligue 1 was ‘attractive’, this quote led to many reports in the French media saying that he was excited about a possible return to his home country. However, these rumours were put to bed on Tuesday night as Cabaye took to twitter to confirm that he has no plans to transfer to Marseille in the summer. He said: “I confirm @flogazan! Thanks for reestablishing the truth!!!” Twitter: Je confirme @flogazan ! Merci d’avoir rétabli la vérité !!! @lequipedusoir (@YCabayeofficiel) It appears the Crystal Palace player was watching L’Equipe du Sir, where journalist Florian Gazan explains, relayed by Goal France: “Cabaye first and foremost wants to stay in the Premier League, whether it is at Crystal Palace, where he has a year left, or in another club as he has other contacts in England.” “He’s very happy in England, where he still has a very good reputation, and doesn’t have the intention of retuning to France.” Yohan Cabaye who has scored twice and assisted twice this season will miss Palace’s game against Arsenal on Monday night due to injury, and given his importance to the team, he will be a huge miss to the Palace squad.

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Crystal Palace have joined Stoke, Bournemouth and Aston Villa in the race to sign Amiens’ midfielder Guessouma Fofana, according to the Daily Mail.

The report suggests that scouts from the clubs spent Friday in France, watching the player during Amiens’ game against Le Havre on Friday.

Amiens won the game 2-0 – although Fofana was on the peripheral for the majority of the game. He has enjoyed a promising season, scoring three times and contributing three assists in the league.

The Frenchman has made 32 appearances since joining Amiens in 2015 and made himself eligible for the Malian national team at the age of 20.

Sam Allardyce appears to be on course to guide Palace to Premier League safety and will have one eye on strengthening his squad ready for next season.

Allardyce did sign Luka Milivojević during the January transfer window, but with rumours surrounding the future of Yohan Cabaye still circling around Selhurst Park, he will be keen to strengthen in the middle of the park.

Marseille prepared to pay big money for Giroud .
Ligue 1 side Marseille are prepared to cough up a massive sum of £20m to lure Olivier Giroud away from Arsenal this summer, Sky Sports have claimed. Twitter: BREAKING: Sky sources: Marseille will try to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal this summer and are willing to pay up to £20m. More on #SSNHQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) The Frenchman has had a difficult time for the Gunners so far this season, falling out of favour on a number of occasions and often finding himself on the bench. Since his move from Montpellier, he’s always had a fairly good return in goals throughout the course of the years but has never really hit the heights that many had hoped for. Giroud has clinched some important goals for the Gunners this season but with a £20m fee on offer to those higher up at the club, it could be a transfer too good to turn down, with the France international touted with a return to his homeland.

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