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Lille President Feeling The Heat For Lack Of Player Sales



There is news breaking out of France that Lille’s owners have grown frustrated with president Olivier Letang. One of the areas of contention is the lack of progress over player sales.

Le10Sport is reporting that the relationship between Letang and the owners, Merlyn Partners, has deteriorated in recent months. Lille, who won Ligue 1 two seasons ago, only managed a 10th place finish this past season.

Title-winning manager Christophe Galtier left last summer for Nice. He is now being courted to replace Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. Galtier’s replacement at Lille, Jocelyn Gourvennec, had his contract terminated by mutual consent on Thursday.

Lille are now in talks to hire Paulo Fonseca, who was in the early running for the Newcastle job after the takeover. Letang has been excluded from talks with the former Roma manager.

Lille’s finances took a hit after failing to qualify for Europe. The owners believe that player sales are vital for the health of the club. Letang has proven to be a stubborn negotiator pricing Sven Botman and Renato Sanches out of moves.

The report mentions that Letang could salvage his position if he sells Botman and Sanches to PSG rather than AC Milan. PSG have recently been linked with the duo but Newcastle have an excellent offer on the table for Botman.

PSG have the Dutchman on the back burner at the moment as they have set their sights on Inter’s Milan Skriniar. This could all work to Newcastle’s benefit as AC Milan have their own inner turmoil and PSG have other priority targets.


131 comments so far

  • valle

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #1

    He should sell us Botman ASAP

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #2

    No pride in this particular first. Hollow victory

    0
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #3

    In One!

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #4

    DMicky,
    What’s the latest on Michael Edwards.

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #5

    It will all be done in time

    0
  • phy

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #6

    A tough negotiator?

    Moving the goal posts after reaching am agreement isn’t being a tough negotiator. It’s being a Welch and leads to distrust in business, who will enter into discussion with them in good faith? Sounds to me like he has destroyed any faith his club have in him and he won’t be around for long.

    Could be good news for us as the next person involved will want to show these deals can be done efficiently and not played out like a pantomime

    5
  • check the toastie

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Blogs posts have reduced by half now Mund and Jail have had a pact. Bit boring like. Think Jail was calling you to TDS behind yer back Mund. Just saying.

    22
  • Mund

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Ciaran Kelly
    @CiaranKelly__
    ·
    5h
    Easy to forget the window has only been open 10 days.

    #nufc have already done more business than half the league just by signing Matt Targett – and are pushing for more.

    In contrast, a year ago, Bruce doubted whether he would even be able to buy Willock

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-transfer-owners-bruno-deal-24266503?ds

    6
  • Swablr

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #9

    John J. Unless I’m mistaken, Amanda lost her case against Barclays. She appealed to overturn the verdict and got knocked back on that.

    2
  • jane

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #10

    “Blogs posts have reduced by half now Mund and Jail have had a pact. Bit boring like.”

    at least there is still Ekitike and Botman.

    3
  • jane

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #11

    “No pride in this particular first. Hollow victory”
    “In One!”

    embarrassing

    9
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    ctt,
    What pact? The one where he replies to my posts but I’m not allowed to respond to the rubbish he spouts. Nope, that pact doesn’t exist ctt.

    19
  • jane

    Jun 19, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #13

    “that pact doesn’t exist”

    Hailsley doesn’t exist

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Nor does ‘jane’ 😮

    6
  • jane

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #15

    true

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Why don’t you change your name to Jane?

    2
  • SirRhosis

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Toastie, you deserve to be burned for that incitement to riot 🙂

    3
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Jail, has Edwards even left (officially) the bindippers? I’m not so sure he has.

    Anyway, not heard anything more.

    (No idea why I even reply to your barbed comments).

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #19

    DMicky,
    Who’s to say it was barbed? Just because you know it was horlicks it doesn’t necessarily make my question not genuine 😀

    2
  • check the toastie

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Good work by jail to cause more chew. However to no avail the blog remains quiet….

    5
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #21

    And yes, he has officially left, he’d announced his retirement that day you informed us he’d be joining us in ten days time. Which I unfortunately passed on the info.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    ctt,
    It’s died a death for some reason. People hoping Monday brings new news I suppose.

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    DMicky,
    However, you did say allegedly which I suppose covers any horlicks.

    1
  • check the toastie

    Jun 19, 2022 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Folk making a cuppa before Love Island Jail, give it a go, canny watch. Owen’s lass is a proper headache. Hopefully she gets ditched at somepoint. Well here’s to a good week on the transfer’s and on the blog. Take care campers

    3
  • beermonkey

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #25

    jail

    were all watching the golf

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #26

    ctt,
    A lad I shared a room with used to watch it, couldn’t stand it.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Swablr
    Think you’re right about the legal case involving Amanda but it wasn’t clear cut.
    What’s more Barclays were identied as having a toxic culture in their work environment.

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Does anyone know what’s happened between Ashley and Staveley?

    0
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Weirdly Raj, I was wondering that exact same thing the other day.

    Is the legal thing still going on? No idea, I may ask a podiatrist?

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #30

    ctt,
    I just watched that for about a minute, are you being serious 😳

    2
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #31

    DMicky,
    Please don’t ask a bloody Dentist 😀

    4
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Hence the podiatrist Raj, other end of the body. (FYI, that info didn’t come from him).

    1
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #33

    ctt, I had the neighbours at my door last week asking me to turn my music down in the garden because they were trying to concentrate and watch Love Island, never laughed so hard in my life.

    5
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #34

    DMicky,
    When I fly to Saudi can you make it down there.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #35

    DayvanCowboy,
    Honestky 😳

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #36

    ly 🙂

    0
  • DayvanCowboy

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #37

    Raj, it was the “Concentrate” part that cracked me up, it’s Love Island what do you need to concentrate on? We aren’t talking about Question Time here or something, it’s TV for simpletons.

    6
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Chelsea hoping to buy Sterling as a replacement for Lukaku.

    And this article emphasises the point I made earlier in the week that the market had to start moving as selling clubs needed clarity and funds before they can buy.

    Hopefully see 1st signs of movement this coming week. Fingers crossed. 🙂

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Dayvan, so’s Question Time! 😀

    3
  • Dubai Micky

    Jun 19, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Raj, I could, but believe me Saudi is a different world, even to me.

    Do you like Shisha?

    0


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