West Ham sign Dimitri Payet from Marseille
West Ham sign Dimitri Payet from Marseille

West Ham United have signed attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet from Olympique de Marseille on a five-year deal for at least 10 million pounds ($15.76 million), the club said on Friday. 

Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express
Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express

Lorient caused a mighty upset on Friday, winning 5-3 in a thriller at Marcelo Bielsa`s Olympique de Marseille to all but end the home team`s Ligue 1 title chances and ease their own relegation worries.

Marseille hopes rocked by third defeat in a row​
Marseille hopes rocked by third defeat in a row​

Olympique de Marseille`s title hopes suffered another huge dent when they lost 1-0 at mid-table Nantes on Friday, their third straight Ligue 1 defeat.

PSG, Marseille boycott TV channel until end of season
PSG, Marseille boycott TV channel until end of season

Paris St Germain and Olympique de Marseille will not talk to Canal Plus until the end of the season after footage from the TV channel was used by the French League to suspend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dimitri Payet.

Lyon go top with 3-1 win at 10-man Guingamp
Lyon go top with 3-1 win at 10-man Guingamp

Olympique Lyonnais made light work of 10-man En Avant Guingamp to snatch the Ligue 1 lead with a 3-1 victory at the Stade du Roudourou on Saturday.

PSG without Lucas against bitter rivals Marseille
PSG without Lucas against bitter rivals Marseille

Paris St Germain will be without Brazil forward Lucas when they face bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Ligue 1: Marseille miss out on top spot after another away defeat
Ligue 1: Marseille miss out on top spot after another away defeat

Olympique de Marseille`s away form continued to undermine their French title ambitions on Friday when they were beaten 2-1 at 10-man Nice on Friday.

PSG, OM felled by lower-ranked Ligue 1 rivals
PSG, OM felled by lower-ranked Ligue 1 rivals

 An early goal by Guingamp`s Jeremy Pied was enough to hand champions Paris St Germain their first loss of the French Ligue 1 season, leaving Olympique de Marseille still on top despite their own defeat by Monaco on Sunday.

PSG close on Marseille by beating Bordeaux 3-0
PSG close on Marseille by beating Bordeaux 3-0

Paris St Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 in a heated Ligue 1 game featuring two red cards at the Parc des Princes in the French capital on Saturday.

Unstoppable Marseille make it eight wins in a row
Unstoppable Marseille make it eight wins in a row

Olympique de Marseille extended their winning streak to eight games with a 2-0 home win against Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Injury-hit PSG beat Lens as tempers flare
Injury-hit PSG beat Lens as tempers flare

Injury-hit Paris St Germain beat struggling RC Lens 3-1 in a heated Ligue 1 game featuring three red cards at the Stade de France on Friday.

PSG still without injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic
PSG still without injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not fully recovered from a heel injury and has been ruled out of the French champions` Ligue 1 game against RC Lens on Friday, coach Laurent Blanc said.

Oscar award helps Didier Drogba get No 11 Chelsea shirt back

Didier Drogba praised an Oscar performance after the returning Chelsea great was handed the iconic number 11 shirt he made famous during his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

Ribery: I would be poor and unemployed without football

The 30-year-old acknowledges he is lucky to have enjoyed a stellar career after a difficult upbringing and claims his early life helped to turn him "into a fighter"

Champions League: Early bird Wilshere takes Arsenal to brink

Jack Wilshere scored two goals, the first after only 27 seconds, as Arsenal beat Marseille 2-0 on Tuesday to move to within touching distance of the Champions League last 16.

`Now finish the job,` Arsene Wenger tells Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger urged his players to "finish the job" after they moved to within sight of the Champions League knockout phase with a 2-0 win over Marseille.

Marseille and Napoli punished over fans

Marseille and Napoli have been hit with punishments over the behaviour of their fans in the recent Champions League games between the pair, UEFA said Friday.

Marseille get back to winning ways

Marseille put their recent patchy form behind them to beat Saint-Etienne 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome in Ligue 1 on Tuesday evening.

Arsene Wenger lauds special Arsenal side

France: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised his side`s "special" performance after they battled to a 2-1 win at Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday.

UEFA Champions League: Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey on target as Arsenal beat Marseille 2-1

Arsenal got their Champions League campaign off to the ideal start on Wednesday as second-half goals by Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey secured a 2-1 win away to Marseille.