Paris Saint Germain's teenage winger Moussa Diaby scored his first goal for the club to complete a 4-0 rout of St Etienne and make it five wins in five Ligue 1 games for the leaders ahead of their Champions League clash at Liverpool on Tuesday.
Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria were also on target in the absence of the banned Kylian Mbappe and rested Neymar as PSG moved six point clear of Dijon and Toulouse at the top of the standings before the rest of the weekend fixtures.
Sunderland's Wahbi Khazri appears primed to join Saint-Etienne on a four-year contract, according to reports in France.
The Tunisia international was one of Africa's outstanding players during the World Cup group stage, despite the Carthage Eagles' early elimination, scoring twice and contributing two assists.
Despite appearing close to a permanent move to Stade Rennais - where he was on loan last season - Khazri now appears set for Les Verts, according to L'Equipe.
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St Etienne boosted their push for European qualification with a 1-0 win at fellow hopefuls Montpellier on Friday night.
The only goal came in the 10th minute when Remy Cabella exchanged passes with Kevin Monnet-Pacquet and laid on a tap-in for Romain Hamouma.
Stephane Ruffier had denied Giovanni Sio at the other end moments earlier and with the last action of the first half, after Kevin Theophile-Catherine fouled Nicolas Cozza, the visiting keeper saved Sio's penalty to preserve his side's lead.