Sochaux, Caen and Le Havre might not obviously appeal, but there's a chance some of your favourite players began there or at clubs just like them.
Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 have terminated their contract with Mediapro, the company who hold most of the TV rights, sources have told ESPN.
Watford expect Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye to join on July 1 despite the player fighting to cancel his contract, sources have told ESPN.
The Professional Football League has suspended Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in response to the Coronavirus situation in Europe after an emergency meeting.
Guingamp forward Nathael Julan has died in an accident at the age of 23, the French Ligue 2 side said in a statement on Friday.
The dispute revolves around a €43 million renewal bonus included in the last contract Neymar signed with former club Barcelona in 2016.
The 23-year-old defender left Sevilla and joined Barca after he paid his €35.9 million release clause.
The 18-year-old defender, who has made only five Ligue 2 appearances, was described as "an exciting prospect" by sporting director Monchi.
Ajaccio have escaped dismissal from the playoffs for promotion to Ligue 1 but will be deprived of home advantage for the first leg of the final.
Friday's Ligue 2 playoff clash between Ajaccio and Le Havre was postponed after supporters of the Corsican club attacked the visiting team's bus.
Stade de Reims secured the Ligue 2 title and a return to the French top flight after beating Ajaccio 1-0 on Friday night.
France's Sports Minister has given the go-ahead for safe standing areas to be tested in French football next season.
French second-division club Le Havre will wear a black shirt for their next two games in remembrance of defender Samba Diop, who died on Friday.
French club Le Havre have said teenage defender Samba Diop has died of unknown causes.
Angry fans of second division French side Le Havre spilled onto the field following a 2-0 home defeat to struggling Quevilly on Friday.
Pierre-Yves Polomat and Michael Barreto were dismissed nine minutes from the end of Auxerre's 4-1 defeat at Quevilly Rouen.
Two Auxerre players face a potentially disciplinary meeting with the French club after fighting each other during a league match.
Tours midfielder Thomas Rodriguez has died at age 18, the French club announced on Friday.
New York City FC completed the singing of Benin international center-back Cedric Hountondji on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid have sold their share in Ligue 2 side Lens just 12 months after making the investment.
Loic Frey said the France international had told him he wanted to return to his homeland before retiring.
Lens goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez was taken into police custody on Thursday for suspected drunken violence against a girlfriend.
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Ajaccio will remain in Ligue 2 after successfully appealing against a decision to relegate them on financial grounds.
Konate, a France youth international, has signed a deal until 2022, Leipzig announced on their official website.
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