France's Euro 2012 is over after a meek exit to Spain, but a summer of speculation is just beginning for some of their stars...
"A post-match row with a journalist further enhances Nasri's reputation as a troublemaker, though he claims that he won’t be sold."
Debuchy was at fault for the goal that gave Spain a quarter-final lead, though as France rarely looked like scoring, it would be harsh to blame him for the defeat. The adventurous Lille right back was the French international whose stock rose most, much to the annoyance of Newcastle, who were keen beforehand and have seen a £4 million bid rejected.
Chelsea are thought to be eager to get rid, yet starts in France's two biggest Euro 2012 games prove that, even at 32, many still have faith in his ability to perform at the highest level. There aren't likely to be many Premier League takers, so a return to Ligue 1 is a possibility, while his marriage to a Brazilian has prompted Fluminense rumours.
If gossip that Arsenal are long-term admirers of the Rennes midfielder has foundation - and the 21-year-old has acknowledged it himself in the past - then they will be delighted by his injury-affected struggle to exert a positive influence at this tournament. As a result, his value hasn't inflated in the manner that was plausible beforehand.
After a classy display against England, it looked like Nasri's fine end to his first season at Manchester City would carry over, however he achieved little since, being dropped against Spain and having minimal impact off the bench. A post-match row with a journalist further enhances his reputation as a troublemaker, though he claims that he won't be sold.
Arsenal rather smartly agreed a deal with Montpellier to sign Ligue 1's joint-top scorer before he got to flaunt his talent at Euro 2012, but as it turned out France departed without him really receiving the opportunities that many fans hoped for, despite Karim Benzema's unremarkable form. His move to the Emirates should be completed this week.
The France coach was allowed to enter Euro 2012 without being tied to a long-term contract, and is yet to confirm whether he intends to now stay and lead their 27.026/1-rated World Cup 2014 challenge or return to club football. Blanc is the second favourite for the Tottenham job at 9.28/1; beyond that there aren't many high-profile vacancies about.