Newcastle are clearly trawling the French market for value for money players of the right calibre.

French sports paper L’Equipe reported this week:

‘After Taarabt, Varane and Abeid, Lens could again lose one of their best young prospects.  Newcastle have shown interest in a 15 years old. The player of RCL (Racing Club de Lens) is often compared to Samir Nasri. He is also being tracked by Tottenham, however he could soon sign an “Elite” contract with the Magpies’ .

Whether anything comes of this it appears that United are in there pitching for players in France and the scouting ability is strong in that country.

I suppose the only question is, should we be worrying already whether we can hang onto Sofiane Elbriki?!!