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Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte: 'Personal reasons' behind France omission

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Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte thinks his continued omission from the France squad by Didier Deschamps is down to "personal reasons."

After featuring 19 times at under-21 level, Laporte was first called into France's senior side in March 2017, but is yet to win a cap for his country.

Laporte has been a key part of Manchester City's defence since joining in January 2018, but was overlooked in the last set of international fixtures for Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho.

"The national team coach...

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Lyon have asked Liverpool target Nabil Fekir for "a clear and precise" idea of whether he will sign a contract extension with the French club.

Fekir came close to joining Liverpool last summer only for the French World Cup winner's move to Anfield to to fall through.

The 25-year-old has just 18 months left on his current deal with Lyon, and Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been named among potential suitors for the midfielder, who has scored 47 top-flight goals in 126 Ligue 1 appearances...

'Griezmann Mbappe' baby name under threat by French authorities

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A couple in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, have named their new-born child Griezmann Mbappe but a civil code threatens their tribute to two of France's World Cup winners -- Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe -- being allowed to stick.

Born in November, as reported first by regional publication La Montagne, the couple want the boy's first name to be the surname of the Atletico Madrid star and his second name to be the last name of the PSG wonderkid.

However, Brive's local registrar has deemed the name...

Aymeric Laporte's dominant form has Man City perplexed at continued France omission

French World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf explains why France doesn't really care about its national team's group-stage exit in the UEFA Nations League.

Only one outfield player has completed every single minute of Manchester City's outstanding start to the Premier League and Champions League this season, yet bizarrely, he is still yet to earn a single international appearance.

While his teammates were flying to all corners of the globe, Aymeric Laporte was again snubbed by Didier Deschamps ahead of France's Nations League defeat to the Netherlands. That was followed by a friendly with Uruguay when Deschamps started with Mamadou Sakho of Crystal...