All Summer 2008 Ligue 1 Transfers

All French Ligue 1 transfers going through in the summer of 2008 are on this page. For our transfer news column, see our transfer rumours section.

This page is updated frequently, so if you find a transfer not listed here, put it in the comments and we’ll add it. This page lists Ligue 1 clubs only, and confirmed transfers only.

Last Updated: 2 September 2008


In: Jeremy Berthod (undisclosed, Monaco), Cedric Hengbart (undisclosed, Caen), Moussa Narry (undisclosed, Etoile du Sahel), Dariusz Dudka (undisclosed, Wisla Krakow), Amadou Sidibe (undisclosed, Djoliba Bamako)


Bordeaux Transfers

In: Yoann Gourcuff (loan, AC Milan), Yoan Gouffran (undisclosed, Bordeaux), Diego Placente (undisclosed, San Lorenzo)



In: Pablo Barzola (undisclosed, Caen)

Out: Yoan Gouffran (undisclosed, Bordeaux), Benoit Castil (loan, Vannes), Stephane Sanson (undisclosed, Reims), Cedric Hengbart (undisclosed, Auxerre)


In: Daniel Moreira (loan, Rennes)


Le Havre

In: Nicolas Dieuze (undisclosed, Toulouse)


Le Mans

In: Anthony Le Tallec (undisclosed, Liverpool)

Out: Daisuke Matsui (undisclosed, St. Etienne), Romaric (€8m, Sevilla), Hassan Yebda (free, Benfica), Stephane Sessegnon (€10m, PSG)


In: Emil Lyng (undisclosed, AGF), Rio Mavuba (€7m, Villareal), Florent Balmont (undisclosed, Nice), Siaka Tiene (undisclosed, St. Etienne), Cedric Baseya (free, Southampton), Tulio de Melo (€4m, Palermo)

Out: Jean Makoun (€14m, Lyon), Stephan Lichtsteiner (€1.8m, Lazio), Kevin Mirallas (undisclosed, St. Etienne)


In: Morgan Amalfitano (undisclosed, Sedan), Alban Joinel (undisclosed, Carqefou), Antoine Buron (undisclosed, Amiens), Kevin Gameiro (€3.2m, Strasbourg)

Out: Nicolas Marin (loan, Plymouth)

Lyon Transfers

In: Ederson (€15m, Nice) Hugo Lloris (€8.5m, Nice), Jean Makoun (€14m, Lille), Frederic Piquionne (€4.5m, Monaco)

Out: Loic Remy (€8m, Nice), Hatem Ben Arfa (undisclosed, Marseille), Gregory Coupet (undisclosed, Atletico Madrid), Milan Baros (€5.5m, Galatasaray), Patrick Muller (free, Monaco)


In: Amin Erbati (undisclosed, Raja Casablanca), Vitorino Hilton (undisclosed, Lens), Hatem Ben Arfa (undisclosed, Lyon), Renato Civelli (loan return, Gimnasia La Plata), Rudy Riou (swap deal, Toulouse), Tyrone Mears (loan, Derby County)

Out: Cedric Carrasso (undisclosed, Toulouse), Jacques Faty (undisclosed, Sochaux), Samri Nasri (£11m, Arsenal), Djibril Cisse (loan, Sunderland), Mohamed Dennoun (loan, AC Ajaccio), Leyti N’Diaye (loan, Reims)


In: Dario Simic (undisclosed, AC Milan), Park Chu-Young (undisclosed, FC Seoul), Patrick Muller (free, Lyon), Sani Kaita (€400k, Sparta Rotterdam)

Out: Jeremy Berthod (undisclosed, Auxerre), Steve Pinau (undisclosed, Genoa), Fabian Bolivar (loan, Internacional), Frederic Piquionne (€4.5m, Lyon), Jeremy Menez (€10.5m, Roma), Nene (undisclosed, Espanyol)


In: Abdeslam Ouaddou (€2m, Valenciennes)

Out: Kim (undisclosed, Al Arabi Doha), Michael Chretien (€5m, Real Betis)


In: Ibrahim Tall (free, Hearts), Jerome Alonzo (free, PSG), Ivan Klasnic (free, Werder Bremen)



In: Loic Remy (€8m, Lyon), Emerse Fae (loan, Reading), Kafouma Coulibaly (undisclosed, Bastia), Chaouki Ben Saada (undisclosed, Bastia), David Ospina (€2m, Atletico Nacional), Eric Mouloungui (undisclosed, Strasbourg)

Out: Ederson (€15m, Lyon) Hugo Lloris (€8.5m, Lyon), Florent Balmont (undisclosed, Lille)


In: Stephane Sessegnon (€10m, Le Mans), Ludovic Giuly (€2.5m, Roma)

Out: Didier Digard (€5m, Middlesbrough), Amara Diane (€5m, Al Rayyan), Bernard Mendy (free, Hull)


In: Carlos Bocanegra (free, Fulham), Asamoah Gyan (€7.5m, Udinese)

Out: Gael Danic (undisclosed, Valenciennes), Etienne Didot (€3m, Toulouse), Daniel Moreira (loan, Grenoble)

St. Etienne

In: Daisuke Matsui (undisclosed, Le Mans), Sebastien Grax (undisclosed, Sochaux), Paulo Machado (loan, Porto), Kevin Mirallas (undisclosed, Lille)

Out: Siaka Tiene (undisclosed, Lille), Freddy Guarin (undisclosed, Porto)


In: Francileudo Santos (free, Toulouse), Jacques Faty (undisclosed, Marseille)

Out: Sebastien Grax (undisclosed, St. Etienne), Boukary Drame (undisclosed, Real Sociedad)


In: Etienne Didot (€3m, Rennes), Daniel Braaten (part of Elmander deal, Bolton), Cedric Carrasso (undisclosed, Marseille), Soren Larsen (€3.2m, Schalke 04)

Out: Nicolas Dieuze (undisclosed, Le Havre), Johan Elmander (£12m, Bolton), Walid Cherfa (free, Gimnastic), Francileudo Santos (free, Sochaux), Alan Mermillod (undisclosed, Troyes), Jon Jonsson (undisclosed, Brondby), Herita Ilunga (loan, West Ham)


In: Gael Danic (undisclosed, Valenciennes), Luigi Pieroni (undisclosed, Anderlecht), Milan Basevic (undisclosed, Lens), Jacques Abardonado (undisclosed, Nurnberg)

Out: Abdeslam Ouaddou (€2m, Nancy)

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