Marseille are expecting a renewed bid by Newcastle United but even if the club accepts a bid, Florian Thauvin won’t be leaving according to Maxifoot in France.
The French media organisation claim that Thauvin is determined to give it another go at Marseille as he looks to try and establish himself in the French squad, in preparation for France hosting the Euros next summer.
Maxifoot report that Marseille have already turned down 17m euros plus Remy Cabella on loan, in return for Florian Thauvin, but that whilst the French club may be open to an increased bid – the player is not.
Newcastle’s pursuit of the winger has gone on for some years now, despite the player still only being 22 years of age.
United were said to have bid for Thauvin when he was at Bastia, before he eventually left for 3.5m euros to Lille.
Then once again in the summer of 2013 when he moved for 12m euros to Marseille.
With Remy Cabella out until at least September with his Quadriceps injury, it appears to have removed a major bargaining counter for Newcastle.
As for Florian Thauvin, you would imagine the declining French presence in the Newcastle first team will not help if United are determined at the third attempt to land the exciting your Frenchman.
The player has already been quoted as saying he wants to give it at least one more season with Marseille but players have been known to change their mind where money is involved.