With Jordan Veretout and Henri Saivet the latest to return to France with their tails between their legs, Matthew Spiro warns that the Premier League may not always be the nirvana for blossoming talents.
Olympique de Marseille coach Franck Passi remains upbeat ahead of FC Lorient's visit to the Stade Vélodrome on Friday evening, despite his OM side having dropped five points in their opening two Ligue 1 games.
There are few French clubs that command a headline like OM, but with insistent rumours of a new owner and the possible return of Marcelo Bielsa, Robbie Thomson argues the club could do with a spell out of the limelight...
A star in the Girondins de Bordeaux team when their rivalry with FC Nantes was at its peak in the 1980s, René Girard is now on the other side of the divide and will be in the Canaries' dugout when the teams meet on Sunday.
Former Bordeaux captain Henri Saivet and ex-Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout have both signed on with AS Saint-Etienne on loan deals lasting until the end of season 2016-17. Neither deal includes an option to buy.