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FRENCH LIGUE 1

2016/2017 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
9 Lyon 0 0 0 0
10 Marseille 0 0 0 0
11 Metz 0 0 0 0
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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis joins Marseille on season-long loan

Bafetimbi Gomis returns to Ligue 1 after two seasons in the Premier League.

Bafetimbi Gomis has left Swansea to join Marseille on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

Gomis, 30, moved to Swansea on a free transfer from Lyon in 2014 after scoring 56 goals in 120 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit.

But he returns to France with the nine-time Ligue 1 champions having only managed 17 goals in 71 appearances.

Marseille said on their official website that Gomis arrives at the club to replace Michy Batshuayi who joined Chelsea this summer, while Swansea added on theirs:...

 By Mark Rodden

Lyon want Tottenham forward Clinton Njie despite Marseille interest

The ESPN FC crew discuss the expectations Tottenham should have heading into the 2016-17 season.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that he has tried to convince Tottenham Hotspur to allow Clinton Njie to rejoin the French club.

Njie, 22, had an injury-hit first year at Spurs and he has been tipped for a loan move to Marseille as part of a deal that would bring Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to London.

After leaving Lyon in a £14 million transfer, the Cameroon attacker made just eight appearances under Mauricio Pochettino during his first season in England.

Marseille had a hugely disappointing...

 By PA Sport

Marseille sign Anderlecht's Aaron Leya Iseka on season-long loan

Aaron Leya Iseka has completed a loan switch to Marseille.

Marseille have signed Aaron Leya Iseka, the younger brother of their departed striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Anderlecht.

Belgium international Batshuayi left for Chelsea earlier this month for a reported £33 million.

And his 18-year-old sibling, known by their mother's surname, has made the temporary switch to help fill the void.

"I chose Marseille because it is a big club and I want to discover new things," Leya Iseka told the club's official website. "It's a dream. I want to make...

 By Mark Rodden

Crystal Palace's Steve Mandanda returns to Marseille to say goodbye

Steve Mandanda won the Ligue 1 title with Marseille in 2010.

Steve Mandanda returned to Marseille on Thursday to say goodbye to staff and supporters at the club before he links up with Crystal Palace.

Mandanda, 31, spent nine seasons at Marseille before completing a move to Palace earlier this month.

The France international was captain of Marseille last season and he felt it was important to make one last visit to the club's Commanderie training centre to bid farewell.

"I could have done a bit like everyone else and made a letter or prepared something but...

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Brice Dja Djedje signs for Watford from Marseille on four-year deal

Brice Dja Djedje (right) made 19 Ligue 1 appearances last season.

Watford have announced the signing of defender Brice Dja Djedje from Marseille.

Ivory Coast international Dja Djedje, 25, arrives on a four-year deal for a reported fee of £4 million.

The right-back told L'Equipe: "I had other proposals, yes, even a German club, but I preferred to sign for Watford because this is a good club.

"I will find some former players of Ligue 1 and because it allows me to set foot in the Premier League."