Welcome to a daily section this month as the January Transfer Window begins in earnest on this Saturday the 3rd January. Here is a comprehensive roundup for what the mornings papers are saying about French football and French footballers outside of the country.
Gazzetta dello Sport: PSG’s central midfielder Adrien Rabiot will join Tottenham on a six month loan deal with no buy-out option, they claim.
The Times: Alan Pardew’s priority as the new Crystal Palace manager is to sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan, despite the player having given his agreement in principle to join Bordeaux, they claim.
The Mirror: Alan Pardew has been told by Swansea that if he wants a deal to sign both Bafétimbi Gomis and Jonjo Shelvey, he must pay £16m.
Mundo Deportivo: PSG are in pole position to sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona and that Les Parisiens want him to replace Ibrahimovic in 2016, they claim.