Rumours are emerging that Arsenal are in contention to sign Sofiane Boufal from Lille. The Moroccan attacking midfielder has had a breakout season with the Ligue 1 outfit, scoring 12 goals in all competitions, 11 in the league, and 4 assists. In addition, he won the Ligue 1 Best African Player award. Boufal is a 

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Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal has really broke onto the scene at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy this season. The 22-year-old has been one of Lille’s standout performers this term, and his displays in Ligue 1 has alerted the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. Boufal has been heavily tipped with a move away from French football, 

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Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Lille’s Idrissa Gueye. At the reported £9m, Gueye would become Villa’s biggest signing since they got Charles N’Zogbia from Wigan. Marseille, the club in distress at the moment, had reportedly come very close to signing the player for £7.5m, but the player was keen on a 

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It was another fine season in Le Championnat, with various stories, headlines, sub-plots and the customary English media infatuation with David Beckham and Joey Barton crossing the channel to ply their trade with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille respectively. While neither – and especially the latter – will feature in the team of the 

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