Football : French Ligue 1 transfers in 2016/2017 season

Latest transfers in French Ligue 1

Aug 16Naim SlitiLille 
Aug 16Igor LewczukBordeaux1
Aug 16Clinton N'JieMarseille 
Aug 16Rod FanniMarseille 
Aug 16William VainqueurMarseille 
Aug 16Farid BoulayaBastia0.3
Aug 16Younes BelhandaNice 
Aug 16Mario BalotelliNice 
Aug 16Dodi LukebakioToulouse 
Aug 16Leo LacroixSt. Etienne 

The most expensive transfers

Jul 16Grzegorz KrychowiakParis SG33.6
Aug 16JeseParis SG25
Jul 16Djibril SidibeMonaco15
Jun 16Benjamin MendyMonaco13
Jul 16Kamil GlikMonaco11

Summer transfers in French Ligue 1

€ 4.1m


Tunisian midfielder Jamel Saihi from Montpellier; Goalkeeper Mathieu Michel from Nimes for a fee of 1m; Nigerian forward Dickson Nwakaeme on a free transfer; Forward Yoane Wissa on a free transfer from Chateauroux; Midfielder Baptiste Santamaria from Tours for a fee of 0.5m; Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou from Clermont Foot for a fee of 1.6m; Defender Pablo Martinez on a free transfer from Ajaccio; Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi from Sochaux for a fee of 1m; Croatian defender Mateo Pavlovic on a free transfer from Werder Bremen; Midfielder Flavien Tait on a free transfer from Chateauroux.

€ 0.3m


Algerian midfielder Farid Boulaya from Clermont Foot for a fee of 0.3m; Swedish defender Pierre Bengtsson on loan from Mainz; Ghanaian midfielder Geoffrey Acheampong from Santa Barbara Gauchos; Moroccan defender Abdelhamid El Kaoutari on loan from Palermo; Forward Enzo Crivelli on loan from Bordeaux; Midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin on loan from Monaco; Midfielder Lenny Nangis on loan from Lille; Goalkeeper Paul Charruau on a free transfer from Valenciennes; Congolese forward Thievy Bifouma on a free transfer from Espanyol; Cape Verde midfielder Jerson Cabral on a free transfer from Twente.

€ 3.5m


Polish defender Igor Lewczuk from Legia Warszawa for a fee of 1m; Defender Youssouf Sabaly on loan from Paris Saint-Germain; Midfielder Jeremy Menez on a free transfer from Milan; Guine midfielder Francois Kamano from Bastia for a fee of 2.5m; Midfielder Jeremy Toulalan on a free transfer from Monaco.

€ 2.5m


Goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer on a free transfer from Troyes; Croatian forward Ivan Santini from Standard Liege for a fee of 2.5m; Haitian defender Romain Genevois from Nice; Midfielder Steed Malbranque on a free transfer from Lyon; Defender Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer from Troyes.

€ 0.4m


Algerian midfielder Mehdi Abeid from Panathinaikos; Goalkeeper Bobby Allain on a free transfer from Red Star; Swiss defender Vincent Rufli on a free transfer from Sion; Midfielder Marvin Martin on loan from Lille; Midfielder Florent Balmont on a free transfer from Lille; DR Congo midfielder Dylan Bahamboula from Monaco; Congolese defender Arnold Bouka Moutou from Angers for a fee of 0.4m; Moroccan defender Fouad Chafik from Laval; Goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy from Evian; Defender Valentin Rosier on a free transfer from Rodez Aveyron; Midfielder Guillaume Sarrabayrouse on a free transfer from Colomiers; Defender Yunis Abdelhamid on a free transfer from Valenciennes.


Brazilian defender Marcal on loan from Benfica; Goalkeeper Romain Salin on a free transfer from Maritimo; DR Congo defender Jordan Ikoko from PSG; Swedish goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson from Randers; Forward Alexandre Mendy on a free transfer from Nice; Midfielder Etienne Didot from Toulouse; Midfielder Lucas Deaux from Gent.


Tunisian midfielder Naim Sliti on loan from Red Star; Forward Nicolas de Preville on loan from Oostende; Senegalese midfielder Younousse Sankhare from Guingamp; Malian midfielder Rominigue Kouame from Real Bamako; Malian forward Yves Bissouma from Real Bamako; Defender Julian Palmieri on a free transfer from Bastia.

€ 3.3m


Defender Steven Moreira from Rennes; Defender Faiz Selemani from Niort for a fee of 0.9m; Midfielder Sylvain Marveaux on a free transfer; Midfielder Faiz Selemanie from Niort for a fee of 0.9m; Defender Lindsay Rose from Lyon for a fee of 1.5m; Goalkeeper Paul Delecroix on a free transfer from Chamois Niort.

€ 7.5m


Argentinian defender Emanuel Mammana from Atletico River Plate for a fee of 7.5m; Cameroonian defender Nicolas N'Koulou on a free transfer from Marseille; Polish midfielder Maciej Rybus on a free transfer from Terek Grozny.

€ 2.2m


Cameroonian forward Clinton N'Jie on loan from Tottenham Hotspur; Defender Rod Fanni from Al-Arabi Sports; Midfielder William Vainqueur on loan from Roma; Forward Bafetimbi Gomis on loan from Swansea City; Midfielder Zinedine Machach on loan from Toulouse; Belgian forward Aaron Leya Iseka on loan from Anderlecht; Slovak defender Tomas Hubocan from Dinamo Moscow for a fee of 1.2m; Cameroonian defender Henri Bedimo on a free transfer from Lyon; Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai on a free transfer from Hannover; Tunisian midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui from Tours for a fee of 1m.


Serbian defender Milan Bisevac on a free transfer from Lazio; Cameroonian defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto on a free transfer from Saint-Etienne; Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima on a free transfer; Senegalese midfielder Ismaila Sarr from Generation Foot; Midfielder Renaud Cohade from Saint-Etienne; Midfielder Florent Mollet from Creteil-Lusitanos; Defender Simon Falette from Brest; Turkish forward Mevlut Erdinc on loan from Hannover; Midfielder Opa Nguette on a free transfer from Valenciennes; Midfielder Yann Jouffre on a free transfer from Lorient; Defender Franck Signorino on a free transfer from Reims.

€ 42m


Italian goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on a free transfer from Roma; Defender Djibril Sidibe from Lille for a fee of 15m; Polish defender Kamil Glik from Torino for a fee of 11m; Portuguese midfielder Miguel Veloso on a free transfer from Dynamo Kyiv; Moroccan midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 3m; Defender Benjamin Mendy from Marseille for a fee of 13m.


Malian midfielder Yacouba Sylla on loan from Rennes; Midfielder Killian Sanson from Evian; Belgian defender Anthony Vanden Borre on loan from Anderlecht.


Senegalese midfielder Issiar Dia on a free transfer from Al-Kharitiyat Sports; Uruguayan defender Erick Cabaco on loan from Nacional; Midfielder Vincent Marchetti from Ajaccio; Forward Anthony Koura on a free transfer from Nimes; Forward Christophe Mandanne from Al-Fujairah; Belarussian goalkeeper Sergey Chernik from BATE Borisov; Ivorian midfielder Serge N'Guessan from Djekanou.

€ 5.7m


Polish forward Mariusz Stepinski from Ruch Chorzow for a fee of 2m; Brazilian defender Lucas Lima from Arouca for a fee of 1.1m; Swedish midfielder Alexander Kacaniklic on a free transfer from Fulham; Danish midfielder Nicolaj Thomsen from Aalborg for a fee of 0.6m; Brazilian defender Diego Carlos from Estoril for a fee of 2m.

€ 13.3m


Italian forward Mario Balotelli on a free transfer from Liverpool; Moroccan midfielder Younes Belhanda on loan from Dynamo Kyiv; Brazilian defender Dante from Wolfsburg for a fee of 2.5m; Defender Arnaud Souquet from Dijon for a fee of 1.3m; Midfielder Wylan Cyprien from Lens for a fee of 5m; Midfielder Arnaud Lusamba from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 2.5m; Greek forward Anastasios Donis on loan from Juventus; Brazilian defender Dalbert from Guimaraes for a fee of 2m.

€ 65.6m

Paris SG

Spanish midfielder Jese from Real Madrid for a fee of 25m; Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla for a fee of 33.6m; Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a free transfer from Nice; Belgian defender Thomas Meunier from Brugge for a fee of 7m.

€ 2.3m


Algerian defender Ramy Bensebaini from Paradou for a fee of 2m; Portuguese defender Afonso Figueiredo from Boavista for a fee of 0.3m; Midfielder Clement Chantome on a free transfer from Bordeaux; Midfielder Anthony Ribelin on a free transfer from Montpellier; Goalkeeper Paul Nardi on loan from Monaco.

€ 4m

St. Etienne

Swiss defender Leo Lacroix from Sion; Senegalese midfielder Henri Saivet on loan from Newcastle United; Midfielder Jordan Veretout on loan from Aston Villa; Senegalese defender Cheikh M'Bengue on a free transfer from Rennes; Midfielder Bryan Dabo from Montpellier for a fee of 4m.

€ 7m


Belgian midfielder Dodi Lukebakio on loan from Anderlecht; Swedish midfielder Jimmy Durmaz from Olympiacos for a fee of 2m; Forward Odsonne Edouard on loan from PSG; Dutch midfielder Ola John on loan from Benfica; Swedish forward Ola Toivonen from Rennes for a fee of 1.5m; Ivorian midfielder Ibrahim Sangare from Denguele d'Odienne; Midfielder Jessy Pi from Monaco for a fee of 0.7m; Defender Christopher Jullien from Freiburg for a fee of 2.8m.

Winter transfers


Tunisian midfielder Amine Chermiti from Zurich.


Moroccan forward Younes Bnou Marzouk on loan from Juventus; Midfielder Gregory Bourillon on a free transfer from Reims; Algerian midfielder Said Benrahma on loan from Nice; Serbian goalkeeper Denis Petric from Troyes; Argentinian midfielder Diego Gomez on a free transfer; Guine forward Mohamed Yattara on loan from Standard Liege.

€ 8m


Brazilian midfielder Malcom from Corinthians for a fee of 5m; Defender Mathieu Debuchy on loan from Arsenal; Goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni on loan from Troyes; Uruguayan midfielder Mauro Arambarri from Defensor Sporting for a fee of 3m.

€ 0.5m


Ivorian midfielder Christian Kouakou from Tours for a fee of 0.5m; Ivorian midfielder Ismael Diomande on loan from Saint-Etienne.


Turkish forward Mevlut Erdinc on loan from Hannover; Defender Jonathan Martins Pereira on a free transfer from Troyes.


Portuguese forward Eder on loan from Swansea City; Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a free transfer; Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes on loan from Monaco.

€ 1.8m


Midfielder Jimmy Cabot from Troyes for a fee of 1.8m; Defender Lindsay Rose on loan from Lyon; Gabonese defender Yrondu Musavu-King on loan from Granada.


Scottish forward Steven Fletcher on loan from Sunderland; Midfielder Florian Thauvin on loan from Newcastle United.

€ 12.5m


Brazilian defender Jemerson from Atletico Mineiro for a fee of 11m; Brazilian forward Vagner Love from Corinthians for a fee of 1.5m.


Cameroonian defender Macky Bagnack on a free transfer from Barcelona; Belgian midfielder Guillaume Gillet from Anderlecht.

€ 1m


Midfielder Remi Walter from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 1m.


Moroccan defender Abdelhamid El Kaoutari on loan from Palermo; Goalkeeper Johann Carrasso from Metz; Guinean midfielder Lass Bangoura on loan from Rayo Vallecano; Congolese forward Thievy Bifouma on loan from Granada.


South African forward Kermit Erasmus from Orlando Pirates; Midfielder Ousmane Dembele from Rennes.

€ 7.7m

St. Etienne

Norwegian midfielder Ole Selnaes from Rosenborg for a fee of 3.2m; Defender Franck Tabanou on loan from Swansea City; Moroccan midfielder Oussama Tannane from Heracles for a fee of 2.5m; Norwegian forward Alexander Soderlund from Rosenborg for a fee of 2m.


Defender Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer.

news: transfers

Nice 31.8.16
Balotelli joins Nice on permanent deal

Mario Balotelli has left Liverpool and joined Nice on a free transfer. The Italian striker spent most of Tuesday on the south coast of France where he agreed to a permanent move away from Liverpool. He spent last season on loan at Milan and has made a total of just 28 appearances in two years for Liverpool.

Nice 23.8.16
Nice sign Dante

Nice have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Dante from Wolfsburg. The 32-year-old had confirmed on Sunday he was poised to reunite with his former Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre at the Ligue 1 club, and the deal was announced on Monday evening once the formalities were completed. The former Lille, Standard Liege and Bayern Munich man has signed a three-year contract, according to sources, despite pledging his future to Wolfsburg earlier this summer.

Toulouse 21.8.16
Toulouse sign Durmaz

Swedish international winger Jimmy Durmaz has joined Toulouse from Greek champions Olympiacos. Durmaz, 27, has signed for Toulouse on a three-year deal, following his compatriot Ola Toivonen in putting pen to paper at Le Stadium this summer. The former Malmo player arrives in France after spending two years with Olympiacos, with whom he won back-to-back Greek titles.

Toulouse 9.8.16
Edouard joins Toulouse on loan

Paris Saint-Germain youngster Odsonne Edouard has joined Toulouse on loan. The 18-year-old forward came to prominence when France won last year's UEFA European Under-17 Championship, with eight goals in five games including a hat-trick in the final. However, he failed to register an appearance in Ligue 1 last year and will look to obtain more first team football under Pascal Dupraz.

Joining Edouard in the attacking third at Toulouse are recent additions, Ola Toivonen and Ola John, while Christopher Jullien signed from Freiburg to bolster Dupraz's stocks in central defence.

PSG 8.8.16
PSG sign Jese from Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain have have completed the signing of Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez on a five-year contract. The Spaniard joins PSG for a fee believed to be €25m. Jese has started just 14 games for Real Madrid, but made 49 substitutes appearances for the club and has scored 13 goals since making his debut for the senior team in August 2011. The return of Alvaro Morata from Juventus further limited his starting opportunities under coach Zinedine Zidane, prompting his move to Paris.

Bordeaux 1.8.16
Bordeaux agree to sign Jeremy Menez

Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of AC Milan striker Jeremy Menez, subject to a medical. The 29-year-old France international is on the verge of returning to Ligue 1, where he has spent the majority of his 12 years in professional football after beginning his career with Sochaux in 2004. Menez, who has 24 international caps to his name, also lists Monaco, Roma and Paris St Germain among his former clubs before he moved back to Serie A with Milan two years ago.

Marseille 30.7.16
Gomis joins Marseille on season-long loan

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has joined French side Marseille on a season-long loan. The 30-year-old will return to Ligue 1 having begun his career at Saint-Etienne. He joined Swansea on a free transfer in 2014 following six years at Lyon. Gomis scored 17 goals in 71 games, but frequently flattered to deceive. The France international was expected to become a focal point in the Welsh club's attack when striker Wilfried Bony left to join Manchester City in January, 2015 but his form remained patchy.

PSG 26.7.16
PSG sign midfielder Giovani Lo Celso

Paris Saint-Germain have signed midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Argentine club Rosario Central on a five-year deal. No financial details of the deal were given. The 20-year-old Lo Celso, who operates best as a playmaker behind the strikers, scored twice for Rosario last season. Before joining up with his new teammates, Lo Celso will play for Argentina at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month.

Marseille 24.7.16
Aaron Leya Iseka joins Marseille on loan

Marseille have signed Aaron Leya Iseka, the younger brother of their departed striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Anderlecht. Belgium international Batshuayi left for Chelsea earlier this month for a reported €40m. And his 18-year-old sibling, known by their mother's surname, has made the temporary switch to help fill the void.

Monaco 13.7.16
De Sanctis leaves Roma for Monaco

Monaco have announced the signing of goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on a one-year free transfer deal. The 39-year-old Italian international has spent the last three seasons at Roma, where he made almost 80 appearances. His contract in the Italian capital expired and was not renewed for another season. De Sanctis has alos spells with Juventus, Napoli, Sevilla and Galatasaray.

Monaco 9.7.16
Sidibe moves to Monaco

Monaco have signed Djibril Sidibe from Lille on a five-year contract. The 23-year-old full-back started his professional career with Troyes, before joining Lille in 2012. He had since made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Lille. Sidibe has represented France at Under-21 level, but has yet to be capped at senior level. Sidibe becomes Monaco's fourth signing of the close-season, with Benjamin Mendy, Kamil Glik and Youssef Ait Bennasser previously joining the Stade Louis II club.

Lyon 7.7.16
Mammana joins Lyon

Lyon have signed promising defender Emanuel Mammana from River Plate for €7.5 million. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. Mammana came through the ranks of the River Plate youth academy and made his official first-team debut in October 2014. He becomes Lyon's third new arrival ahead of the 2016-17 campaign following the previous capture of Maciej Rybus and Nicolas N'Koulou.

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