Newly signed Olympique de Marseille left-back Henri Bedimo has spoken of his pride at playing for the southern giants, despite their having fallen 2-1 to Swiss side Lausanne in a pre-season friendly in Valencia.
Days after Euro 2016 and a few weeks before the start of the 2016-17 season, the LFP is looking to innovate by adopting numerous measures to make Ligue 1, Domino's Ligue 2 and the Coupe de la Ligue even more attractive.
Stade Rennais FC have announced that playmaker Yoann Gourcuff has signed on for another two seasons - and will be playing under the orders of his father Christian, who took the reins at the Brittany club at the end of last season.
FC Lorient have announced the signature of central defender Lindsay Rose, who leaves Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal - worth a reported €1.5m plus bonuses - after spending the second half of last season on loan with Les Merlus.
Paris Saint-Germain have announced Unai Emery as the club's new head coach, the Spaniard with three successive Europa League titles to his name having signed a two-year deal with the capital club after leaving Sevilla FC.