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...
Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Southampton are tracking England under-19 captain Taylor Moore, a source has told ESPN FC.
Moore, who spent time with the West Ham academy as a child, is currently playing at Lens after his family moved to France at the age of seven.
The 18-year-old central defender has made five appearances in the Lens first-team and progressed through the England youth ranks from U17 to U19.
A source close to the player told ESPN FC said Spurs, West Ham,...
Lens midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud requires surgery on a hand injury suffered when he was attacked by fans of his own team.
Bourigeaud, 21, was out in nearby Arras with former teammate Baptiste Guillaume when the latter was confronted by Lens fans angered by his transfer to rivals Lille.
Bourigeaud attempted to defend his close friend and suffered a fracture to his hand. Coach Antoine Kombouare revealed details of the incident after Bourigeaud missed Le Sang Et Or's goalless preseason friendly...
Legendary French coach Guy Roux has been fitted with a pacemaker after suffering a heart scare.
Roux, 76, achieved iconic status within French football during a 40-year tenure in charge of Auxerre during which he turned the former boys' club team into Ligue 1 champions in 1996, making them -- and himself -- a household name across the country.
Roux, who ended his coaching career in 2005, was rushed to an Auxerre hospital on Wednesday evening and had the pacemaker fitted after feeling unwell at home.