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  • Alexandre Lacazette to join Lyon on a free transfer

    The Short Fuse "Alexandre Lacazette will return to Lyon on a free transfer later this month, ending his five year spell at Arsenal, per multiple reports. The move comes as no surprise to anybody who has been following the club this season; it was clear there was going to be a parting of ways this summer...." June 02

  • Chicago Fire's Xherdan Shaqiri edges LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez as MLS' highest paid

    ESPN "The Chicago Fire FC's Xherdan Shaqiri is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player with a guaranteed compensation of $8.15 million, according to salary data published Tuesday by the MLS Players Association. Shaqiri beat Javier "Chicharito"..." May 17

  • Marcelo dropped from Lyon first-team for "farting and laughing" in dressing room

    ESPN "Brazilian defender Marcelo was dropped from the Lyon first-team due to continuous farting and laughing in the dressing room, sources have told ESPN. As ESPN reported in August, the 34-year-old was expelled from the senior squad following Lyon's 3-0 defeat at..." May 10

  • In Chicago, Xherdan Shaqiri can rediscover the brilliant if inconsistent form he lost in Lyon

    ESPN "Take it with a pinch of salt, but Xherdan Shaqiri's arrival at the Chicago Fire has already gone better than his start to life in Lyon. "I spoke with him last Saturday and just within the first two to three minutes, you could tell just how much this guy..." March 16

  • Italy's Euro 2020 Win Convinced Emerson to Leave Chelsea

    Football Italia "Italy international Emerson Palmieri admits that the Azzurri’s victory at Euro 2020 convinced him to leave Chelsea last summer. The former Roma defender had struggled with playing time under Thomas Tuchel last term and eventually joined Lyon on a temporary deal last..." March 09

  • Xherdan Shaqiri Forced Lyon Exit Due To Fractured Relationship With Manager Peter Bosz

    Get French Football News "Speaking at his presentation as a Chicago Fire player, former Lyon attacker Xherdan Shaqiri explained he endured a tough relationship with OL coach Peter Bosz which saw him leave the French club after just half a season. “There was something with the coach, tactically and..." February 22

  • Emerson Palmieri explains Chelsea recall rejection, loyalty to Olympique Lyonnais

    We Ain't Got No History "Chelsea were hoping to solve our left back conundrum with a January recall of loanee Emerson Palmieri, but despite Thomas Tuchel talking him up in glowing terms, the 27-year-old’s heart and loyalties remained firmly with Olympique Lyonnais. And as he recently revealed to the..." February 20

  • Xherdan Shaqiri Nearing Deal to Sign With Chicago Fire FC

    MLS Soccer "Chicago Fire FC are nearing a deal to acquire Switzerland international midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri from Ligue 1 side Lyon, sources told The deal is at advanced stages but not 100% done yet. One source noted the transfer fee paid to Lyon will be around €6.5..." February 04

  • Lyon Vow to go 'All Out' For Alexandre Lacazette Summer Transfer

    The Sun "Club president Jean-Michel Aulas has publicly declared his desire to bring the striker back to France this summer. And a free transfer agreement could be close, with Lyon’s sporting director Vincent Ponsot revealing he is in constant contact with Lacazette’s..." February 03

  • Ndombele rejoins Lyon on loan, ending miserable Tottenham spell

    Sky Sports "Tanguy Ndombele has returned to Lyon on loan to bring an end to his disappointing spell at Tottenham. Ndombele - who became Spurs' record signing when he joined from Lyon for £63m in July 2019 - will stay in France until the end of the season. " January 31