Olympique de Marseille's poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday.
"Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille," a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the French Cup by fourth division Andrezieux a week ago.
Marseille are ninth in the standings on 28 points, five points below third place, but they have not won in their last eight games in all...
Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi will be loaned to Monaco until the end of the season, sources have told ESPN FC.
The deal will not include an option to buy at the end of the current campaign.
Batshuayi is expected to be in Monaco on Sunday for his medical, and his transfer should be announced by Monday.
Monaco manager Thierry Henry wanted to sign a striker to partner Radamel Falcao up front or to rotate with the Colombia international, and Batshuayi became available after his initial season-loan...
Monaco have signed midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea.
"Cesc Fabregas has today completed a permanent transfer to Monaco," Chelsea said on their website as Monaco confirmed he had signed with them until June, 2022.
Fabregas, who had six months left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, said a tearful farewell to supporters after captaining Chelsea in last weekend's FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
He has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Monaco, who are 19th in Ligue 1...