A second-half hat-trick from Memphis Depay in a 3-2 victory over Nice secured Champions League football for Lyon on the final weekend of Ligue 1 action.
OL should have made sure of third place last weekend when they conceded two late goals to Strasbourg, and it appeared that might come back to haunt them when Alassane Plea's goal for Nice divided the teams at half-time.
But Lyon made a flying start to the second half, with Depay proving the match-winner. The Dutchman tapped in the equaliser then produced...
Mario Balotelli is back in the Italy squad after receiving a summer call-up from Roberto Mancini, his former boss at Manchester City.
The 27-year-old Nice striker, who has scored 13 goals across his 33 appearances for the Azzurri, last featured for Italy at the 2014 World Cup, subsequently being overlooked by Antonio Conte and Giampiero Ventura.
New national team head coach Mancini knows Balotelli well from their time together at City -- a three-year collaboration during which the forward produced...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Jean Michael Seri to Arsenal
Seri is reportedly inching closer to a £40 million move to the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal sporting director Raul Sanllehi opened talks...