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Latest update : 2013-02-01

Sporting royalty takes a bow in Paris

Brand Beckham arrives in Paris and the French papers love it. They lead on his decision to play for Paris Saint-Germain for free for five months - he'll give his pay to a children's charity. Also on the front pages is Goodyear's decision to close a tyre plant in Amiens in northern France. Libération argues it adds to pressure on Hollande, while Le Figaro says one union, the CGT, is at fault.

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Some articles from today’s French press review:

AUJOURD'HUI-EN-FRANCE: 'Behind the scenes negotiations in Beckham deal'

L'EQUIPE: 'Is Beckham going to improve PSG's game?'

LIBÉRATION: 'Goodyear - un sac de pneus pour Hollande' (Heavy burden for Hollande)

LE FIGARO: On Goodyear's announcement it will close its Amiens plant

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