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Man United in Mkhitaryan talks - sources

 By PA Sport

Marseille set to snap up Saif Eddine Khaoui from Ligue 2 Tours

l'Olympique Marseille's Stade Velodrome will be Saif Eddine Khaoui's new home.

Marseille are poised to make their first signing of the summer after Ligue 2 Tours announced a deal had been reached for the transfer of young midfielder Saif Eddine Khaoui.

"An agreement has been reached this weekend between Tours and Olympique de Marseille for the transfer of the young player Saif Eddine Khaoui," Tours said on their website.

The 21-year-old midfielder only turned professional a year ago, but impressed in 27 appearances for Tours, scoring three goals and adding four assists, and...

 By Mark Rodden

Spartans owner Gary Allen close to takeover of French Ligue 2 club Troyes

Troyes were relegated from Ligue 1 last season but are set for a financial boost with the impending takeover.

French second-tier side Troyes are set for a takeover by American investor Gary Allen.

Troyes president and majority shareholder Daniel Masoni revealed on Monday that he would soon hand control of the club to Allen, 45, the owner of National Premier Soccer League club Spartans FC in Portland.

"For several weeks, through an intermediary of Gary Allen, a project has materialised for the handover of 100 percent of the club," Masoni said at a news conference.

Masoni hopes the takeover can be completed...

Atletico Madrid to buy minority share in Ligue 2 side Lens

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres said he wanted to write a new chapter in the history of the club in the Champions League final.

La Liga club Atletico Madrid have taken a share of bankrupt French second-division side Lens along with a group of investors -- some of whom are based in the U.K.

AFP report that Atletico will have a direct 35-percent stake in Lens, with a Luxembourg based company called Solferino -- headed by the Champions League finalists' long-time advisor Ignacio Aguillo -- having the remaining 65 percent.

Lens were relegated from Ligue 1 in 2011, and although the Sang et Or won promotion in 2014, they were not...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Bob Bradley to stay at Le Havre despite painful promotion miss from Ligue 2

Bob Bradley was appointed Le Havre head coach in November 2015.

Bob Bradley has said he will continue as Le Havre head coach despite the "incredible disappointment" of missing out on promotion to Ligue 1.

Bradley's Le Havre won 5-0 against Bourg-Peronnas on Friday but the result was not enough to secure third place in Ligue 2, as Metz progressed to France's top tier at their expense.

Le Havre and Metz both finished on a plus-15 goal difference but the latter boasted 54 to the latter's 52 goals scored this season.

One more goal in their victory over Bourg-Peronnas...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Metz promoted to Ligue 1 over Bob Bradley's Le Havre by tiny margin

FC Metz became the third team promoted to Ligue 1 this season despite a furious late push from Le Havre.

On the final day of the season on Friday, Metz lost 1-0 at Lens while Le Havre, managed by former United States coach Bob Bradley, defeated Bourg-Peronnas 5-0.

Both Metz and Le Havre finished level on 65 points with a plus-15 goal difference, and Metz were awarded third place and promotion because of their superior goals scored -- 54 to Le Havre's 52.

One more goal would have seen Le Havre go...