Le Havre


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Havre, Le

(lə ä`vrə), city (1990 pop. 195,932), Seine-Maritime dept., N France, in Normandy, at the mouth of the Seine River on the English Channel. It was founded in 1517 as Le Havre-de-Grâce by Francis I. Le Havre became a major seaport in the 19th cent. and is now the second-most-important port in France after Marseilles. It was a major port for transatlantic travel until the advent of widespread commercial air travel in the 1970s. Among the city's industries are oil refining and the manufacture of automobiles, cement, synthetic rubber, and fertilizers. During World War II the British bombed the city to prevent its use by the Germans for an invasion of England.

Le Havre

a port in N France, on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine: transatlantic trade; oil refining. Pop.: 190 905 (1999)
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The Championship club then tabled an offer of around PS1.4million, which was immediately knocked back with Le Havre valuing their player at around PS3.2m.
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Le Havre president, Pierre Louve, claimed the Old Trafford club had offered Pogba's parents 100,000 Euros each and a house if the 16-year-old joined them.
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Le Havre's president Jean-Pierre Louvel has claimed the Red Devils offered 16-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba's parents cash and a house to join them.
Although FIFA have confirmed they have received no official complaint from the French side, it has been revealed that Le Havre asked the French football federation NOT to hand over the papers releasing Pogba to United - despite the fact that the teenager has agreed a deal to join Sir Alex Ferguson's champions.
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