The wait is almost over.
This weekend the European football season returns in earnest as the Ligue 1 season gets underway.
But who will triumph? Can Monaco match their success last term after losing a number of key players, or will PSG bounce back to reclaim the title?
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Marseille and Lyon are also hoping to put up a challenge, while new arrivals and a host of Europe’s most talented youngsters will be looking to make an impression of their own.
Mario Balotelli has chosen to stick around for another season of fun and frolics.
And Marcelo Bielsa is back, taking over at Lille in what is arguably the most exciting arrival of the summer – at least until a certain Brazilian makes the trip from Barcelona.