French Ligue 1 transfers in 2017/18 season
|Yassine El Ghanassy||NantesAug '17||-|
|Youssef Ait Bennasser||Caen||-|
|Alexandros Katranis||St. Etienne||0.8|
|Gabriel Silva||St. Etienne||2.5|
The most expensive transfers
|Neymar||Paris SGAug '17||222|
|Youri Tielemans||MonacoJun '17||25|
|Ismaila Sarr||RennesJul '17||17|
|Yuri Berchiche||Paris SG||16|
Summer transfers in French Ligue 1
DR Congo midfielder Gael Kakuta on loan from Hebei China Fortune; Senegalese forward Moussa Konate from Sion for a fee of 3.5m; Senegalese defender Issa Cissokho on a free transfer from Angers; Midfielder Mahdi Talal on a free transfer from Angers; Midfielder Sekou Baradji on a free transfer; Forward Brighton Labeau on a free transfer from Monaco; DR Congo midfielder Gael Kakuta on a free transfer from Hebei China Fortune; Goalkeeper Jean-Christophe Bouet on a free transfer from Dunkerque; Midfielder Jean-Luc Dompe on loan from Standard Liege; Midfielder Mathieu Bodmer on a free transfer from Guingamp; Defender Prince Gouano on a free transfer from Atalanta.€ 9.4m
Senegalese defender Saliou Ciss on a free transfer from Valenciennes; Midfielder Loic Puyo on a free transfer from Nancy-Lorraine; Midfielder Angelo Fulgini from Valenciennes for a fee of 1.4m; Malian midfielder Lassana Coulibaly from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Ivorian midfielder Wilfried Kanga on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain; Forward Enzo Crivelli from Bordeaux for a fee of 4m; Belgian forward Baptiste Guillaume from Lille for a fee of 2m.€ 16.6m
Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Cafu from Ludogorets Razgrad for a fee of 7.5m; Brazilian midfielder Otavio from Atletico Paranaense for a fee of 5m; Forward Alexandre Mendy from Guingamp for a fee of 0.6m; Danish midfielder Lukas Lerager from Zulte Waregem for a fee of 3.5m; Goalkeeper Benoit Costil on a free transfer from Rennes.€ 4m
Slovenian midfielder Jan Repas from Domzale; Moroccan midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser on loan from Monaco; Defender Alexander Djiku from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Guinean defender Baissama Sankoh from Guingamp for a fee of 0.5m; Goalkeeper Brice Samba on a free transfer from Marseille; Senegalese midfielder Adama Mbengue from Diambars; Belgian midfielder Stef Peeters from Sint Truiden for a fee of 1.5m.€ 3.5m
Tunisian midfielder Naim Sliti on loan from Lille; Forward Benjamin Jeannot from Lorient; Defender Wesley Lautoa from Lorient for a fee of 1.5m; Midfielder Wesley Said from Rennes for a fee of 1.5m; Central African defender Cedric Yambere from Bordeaux for a fee of 0.5m; Midfielder Eden Massouema from Paris.
Defender Franck Tabanou on a free transfer from Swansea City; Forward Marcus Thuram from Sochaux; Goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard from Clermont; Guinean midfielder Abdoul Camara on a free transfer from Derby County; Cameroonian defender Felix Eboa Eboa from Paris Saint-Germain; Portuguese defender Pedro Rebocho from Moreirense; South African midfielder Lebogang Phiri on a free transfer from Brondby.€ 58m
Slovak goalkeeper Adam Jakubech from Spartak Trnava; Brazilian defender Caju on loan from Santos; Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia from Santos for a fee of 14m; Defender Kevin Malcuit from Saint-Etienne for a fee of 9m; Portuguese defender Edgar Ie from Belenenses for a fee of 5.5m; Midfielder Chahreddine Boukholda on a free transfer from Monaco; Defender Fode Ballo-Toure from Paris Saint-Germain; Ivorian defender Kouadio-Yves Dabila on a free transfer from Monaco; Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes from Sao Paulo for a fee of 9m; Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe from Angers for a fee of 10m; Brazilian midfielder Luiz Araujo from Sao Paulo for a fee of 10.5m; Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Kouakou Koffi from Mimosas.€ 38.5m
Brazilian defender Marcelo from Besiktas for a fee of 7m; Dutch defender Kenny Tete from Ajax Amsterdam for a fee of 4m; Spanish forward Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid for a fee of 8m; Defender Ferland Mendy from Le Havre for a fee of 5m; Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Chelsea for a fee of 10m; Brazilian defender Marcal from Benfica for a fee of 4.5m.€ 27m
Defender Jordan Amavi on loan from Aston Villa; Defender Adil Rami from Sevilla for a fee of 6m; Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Crystal Palace for a fee of 3m; Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg for a fee of 10m; Forward Valere Germain from Monaco for a fee of 8m.
Portuguese midfielder Cafu from Lorient; Forward Nolan Roux from Saint-Etienne; Argentinian midfielder Geronimo Poblete on a free transfer from Atletico Colon; Goalkeeper Quentin Beunardeau on a free transfer from Tubize; Defender Moussa Niakhate from Valenciennes; Gambian midfielder Ablie Jallow from Generation Foot; Senegalese forward Ibrahima Niane from Generation Foot.€ 61m
Algerian midfielder Rachid Ghezzal on a free transfer from Lyon; Midfielder Adama Diakhaby from Rennes for a fee of 10m; Dutch defender Terence Kongolo from Feyenoord for a fee of 15m; Spanish midfielder Jordi Mboula from Barcelona Juvenil for a fee of 3m; Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Wolfsburg; Midfielder Soualiho Meite from Zulte Waregem for a fee of 8m; Defender Jordy Gaspar on a free transfer from Lyon; Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht for a fee of 25m.€ 5.7m
Uruguayan midfielder Facundo Piriz on loan from Akhmat Grozny; Ivorian forward Giovanni Sio from Rennes for a fee of 2.2m; Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes from Rennes for a fee of 1m; Swiss defender Johan Djourou on a free transfer from Hamburger; Goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte from Lorient for a fee of 2.5m; Forward Jeremie Porsan-Clemente on a free transfer from Marseille; Defender Ruben Aguilar on a free transfer from Auxerre.€ 6.5m
Belgian midfielder Yassine El Ghanassy from Oostende; Brazilian midfielder Andrei Girotto from Tombense for a fee of 2m; Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu from Fiorentina for a fee of 2.5m; Defender Nicolas Pallois from Bordeaux for a fee of 2m; Nigerian defender Chidozie Awaziem on loan from Porto; Belgian midfielder Kayembe from Porto.€ 20.8m
Midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin from Monaco for a fee of 10m; Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder on a free transfer from Galatasaray; Defender Christophe Jallet on a free transfer from Lyon; Midfielder Pierre Lees Melou from Dijon for a fee of 4m; Midfielder Adrien Tameze from Valenciennes for a fee of 0.8m; Midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo from Caen for a fee of 6m.€ 238m
Brazilian midfielder Neymar from Barcelona for a fee of 222m; Brazilian defender Dani Alves on a free transfer from Juventus; Spanish defender Yuri Berchiche from Real Sociedad for a fee of 16m.€ 32.9m
Senegalese midfielder Ismaila Sarr from Metz for a fee of 17m; Spanish forward Brandon from Mallorca for a fee of 3m; Forward Jordan Tell on a free transfer from Caen; Midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud from Lens for a fee of 3.5m; Defender Faitout Maouassa from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 7m; Malian defender Hamari Traore from Reims for a fee of 2.4m.€ 18.3m
Greek defender Alexandros Katranis from Atromitos Athens for a fee of 0.8m; Brazilian defender Gabriel Silva from Udinese for a fee of 2.5m; Brazilian midfielder Hernani on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg; Senegalese midfielder Assane Diousse from Empoli for a fee of 5m; Forward Lois Diony from Dijon for a fee of 10m; Swiss defender Saidy Janko from Celtic.€ 3.7m
Midfielder Jonas Martin from Betis for a fee of 1.5m; Algerian forward Idriss Saadi from Cardiff City for a fee of 1.5m; Goalkeeper Bingourou Kamara from Tours for a fee of 0.7m; Midfielder Benjamin Corgnet on a free transfer from Saint-Etienne; Cape Verde forward Nuno Da Costa from Valenciennes; Defender Pablo Martinez from Angers; Defender Kenny Lala on a free transfer from Lens.
Ivorian midfielder Max Gradel on loan from Bournemouth; Midfielder Yannick Cahuzac from Bastia; Forward Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Arsenal; Cape Verde defender Steven Fortes on a free transfer from Le Havre.
Tunisian midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui on loan from Marseille; Midfielder Francois Bellugou from Lorient; Brazilian defender Gabriel on loan from Lille; Midfielder Bryan Pele on a free transfer from Brest; Venezuelan defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo from Nantes; Defender Mathieu Deplagne from Montpellier.
Senegalese defender Issa Cissokho on a free transfer from Genoa; Ivorian defender Abdoulaye Bamba on a free transfer.
Defender Nicolas Saint-Ruf from Montpellier; Congolese midfielder Prince Oniangue on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers; Defender Lindsay Rose on loan from Lorient.€ 3m
Serbian defender Vukasin Jovanovic on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg; Senegalese midfielder Younousse Sankhare from Lille for a fee of 3m; Argentinian midfielder Daniel Mancini from Newell's Old Boys.
Defender Frederic Guilbert on loan from Bordeaux.
South Korean midfielder Chang-Hoon Kwon from Suwon Bluewings.
Midfielder Mathieu Bodmer on a free transfer from Nice.€ 9.5m
Dutch midfielder Anwar El Ghazi from Ajax Amsterdam for a fee of 7m; Midfielder Fares Bahlouli from Monaco; Brazilian defender Gabriel from Avai; Dutch midfielder Ricardo Kishna on loan from Lazio; Portuguese midfielder Xeka on loan from Braga; Paraguayan defender Junior Alonso from Cerro Porteno for a fee of 2.5m.€ 3m
Defender Mathieu Peybernes from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso from Rio Ave for a fee of 1m.€ 16m
Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay from Manchester United for a fee of 16m.€ 38.3m
Midfielder Gregory Sertic from Bordeaux; Midfielder Dimitri Payet from West Ham United for a fee of 29.3m; Defender Patrice Evra on a free transfer from Juventus; Midfielder Morgan Sanson from Montpellier for a fee of 9m.
Senegalese defender Fallou Diagne on loan from Werder Bremen; Malian forward Cheick Diabate on loan from Osmanlispor.€ 8.5m
Brazilian defender Jorge from Regatas for a fee of 8.5m.€ 3m
Belgian midfielder Isaac Mbenza from Standard Liege; South African midfielder Keagan Dolly from Mamelodi Sundowns; Czech defender Lukas Pokorny from Slovan Liberec for a fee of 1.5m; Midfielder Jonathan Ikone on loan from PSG; Defender Nordi Mukiele from Laval for a fee of 1.5m; DR Congo defender Cedric Mongongu on a free transfer.
Burkinese Faso midfielder Prejuce Nakoulma on a free transfer; Portuguese midfielder Sergio Oliveira on loan from Porto; Colombian midfielder Felipe Pardo on loan from Olympiacos.€ 1.5m
Tunisian midfielder Bassem Srarfi from Africain Tunis for a fee of 1.5m; Moroccan midfielder Mounir Obbadi on a free transfer from Lille.€ 70m
Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes from Benfica for a fee of 30m; German midfielder Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg for a fee of 40m.
Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a free transfer from Lille; DR Congo midfielder Ndombe Mubele from Al-Ahli Sports; Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi from Antalyaspor; Forward Aldo Kalulu on loan from Lyon.
Portuguese midfielder Jorge Intima from Arouca; Midfielder Anthony Mounier on loan from Bologna.
Forward Andy Delort from Tigres; Forward Corentin Jean on loan from Monaco.
News - transfers
Gradel joins Toulouse on loan
Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has joined Toulouse on loan until the end of the season. The Ivory Coast international could make his debut for Toulouse against Neymar's Paris St-Germain on Sunday. Former Leeds United player Gradel, 29, joined the Cherries from French side St Etienne in 2015 and signed a new four-year contract the following year. He made just 13 appearances last season - and did not start any Premier League games - though he did feature for his country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nantes complete Girotto signing
Nantes have signed Brazilian midfielder Andrei Girotto from Chapecoense. The 25-year-old has joined Nantes on a four-year deal, and his arrival provides coach Claudio Ranieri with an extra option in midfield following the departure of Guillaume Gillet to Olympiacos. Girotto, who attended Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Olympique de Marseille, has also previously played for Palmeiras and spent last year on loan in Japan with Kyoto Sanga.
PSG closing in on Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain are set to sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, according to reports in Spain. Sport claims PSG have agreed a €180 million deal with their Ligue 1 rivals for the 18-year-old France international. That breaks down as €150m up front and €30m to follow in bonuses and additional payments and would take PSG's total spend to over €400m this summer. Marca agrees, although they report a slight variation of the transfer fee. In France, though, Le Parisien has an altogether different take, with the outlet reporting that Monaco and PSG have both denied an offer has been made or that the transfer is happening at all.
Marseille sign Amavi on loan
Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi has joined Marseille on loan with a view to a permanent deal. The 23-year-old left-back joined Villa from Nice two years ago but found his first team chances limited following a knee injury. The Frenchman had looked set to join Sevilla on a permanent deal last month but the move fell through, reportedly due to a failed medical.
Monaco confirm Ghezzal signing
Monaco have completed the signing of forward Rachid Ghezzal, who joins the reigning French champions on a four-year deal. The 25-year-old left Lyon at the end of his contract earlier this summer, and despite being linked with a move to the Premier League, was unveiled as a Monaco player on Monday after completing a medical. The Algeria international made 25 appearances for Lyon last term, scoring two goals and contributing two assists.
Sneijder joins Nice on free transfer
Wesley Sneijder has joined Nice from Galatasaray on a one-year contract. The 33-year-old was a free agent after ending his contract with the Turkish club by mutual consent earlier this summer. Sneijder had been with Galatasaray for five seasons, where he scored 45 goals in 174 appearances. The former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder played in the 2010 World Cup final for the Netherlands and has won league titles in four countries.
Neymar completes his move to PSG
Neymar has completed his €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona. The French side have sealed a deal for the Brazilian superstar after meeting his release clause, which was more than double the previous transfer world record. Neymar has now signed a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes, where he will face the media on Friday and be formally presented as a PSG player when the club begin their Ligue 1 campaign at home to Amiens on Saturday.
Monaco sign Diakhaby from Rennes
French champions Monaco have signed striker Adama Diakhaby from Rennes for a fee believed to be €8m plus €2m in bonuses. The 21-year-old Frenchman has signed a five-year contract at the Stade Louis II. Diakhaby arrives following the big-money sales of big names Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko, while teenage striker Kylian Mbappe continues to be linked with a summer exit.
Tabanou moves to Guingamp
Former Swansea defender Franck Tabanou has joined Guingamp. The 28-year-old has signed an initial two-year contract with the French side after being released by Swansea at the end of last season. The former France Under-21 full-back joined the Swans for £3.5 million in 2015, but made only three first-team appearances for the club, all in cup competitions, and spent time out on loan at previous employer St Etienne and Granada.
Sliti joins Dijon on loan
Tunisia international midfielder Naim Sliti has joined Dijon on a season-long loan from rivals Lille. The 24-year-old initially joined Lille on loan last year before signing a permanent deal until 2020 in May. His future was in doubt last month when he learned he was no longer required by new Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa. Despite interest from several clubs, Sliti opted to join Dijon, who have the option to sign him on a permanent deal when his loan expires next year.
Idriss Saadi joins Strasbourg
Strasbourg have signed striker Idriss Saadi from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old has joined the French Ligue 1 side on a four-year contract. Cardiff signed Saadi from French second division side Clermont Foot in 2015 but he made only two substitute appearances for the Bluebirds, failing to score. He spent last season on loan at Belgian club Kortrijk, where he scored 16 goals in 35 games.
Nice sign defender Christophe Jallet
Nice have signed defender Christophe Jallet from Lyon on a free transfer. Lyon released the 33-year-old right-back from the final year of his contract. After coming up with Niort, Jallet maved to Lorient in 2006 before starring for Paris-Saint German for five seasons. He spent the last three seasons with Lyon and has been a member of the Didier Deschamps' France squad, both at Euro 2016 and for a World Cup qualifier in March.
Jallet becomes the fourth signing of the summer for Nice after the additions of Jean-Victor Makengo, Adrien Tameze and Pierre Lees-Melou.