Lille climbed six points clear of title rival Paris Saint-Germain in France's Ligue 1 on Saturday (AEST) with a tight 2-0 win at Metz.
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Angel Di Maria said it would be "wonderful" to play alongside Lionel Messi amid doubts over his Barcelona future.
Marco Verratti will miss Paris Saint-Germain's top-of-the-table clash with Lille on Sunday (AEDT) after testing positive for COVID-19.
Memphis Depay may be convinced to stay at Lyon especially if it can dethrone Paris Saint-Germain as Ligue 1 champion, president Jean-Michel Aulas believes.
Florian Thauvin and Michael Cuisance struck late goals as Marseille defeated Brest 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday (AEDT), earning new coach Jorge Sampaoli a second straight win on his 61st birthday.
Mauricio Pochettino revealed Neymar is close to returning for Paris Saint-Germain as he urged critics to respect the team's UEFA Champions League win over Barcelona.
Ligue 1: Metz v Lille