Offer Made For French Midfielder
With centre-back Mbiwa’s signing imminent and a reported offer for Bordeaux’s Yoan Gouffran earlier today, alongside the accepted one for Nancy left-back, Massadio Haidara, over the weekend – an exclusive is now being reported in France that Newcastle have bid €3.5m for Florian Thauvin of Bastia.
Le10Sport are reporting the following (thanks as always to our top translator, Pierre;
Exclusive – Thauvin: Newcastle offer €3.5m
‘While Arsenal, according to beINSPORT announced in the past two days their interest in Thauvin Florian, Newcastle confirmed their interest at the weekend by making an offer of €3.5 million to Bastia for their young player. Bastia however wants €5m.
The Magpies, who have also showed interest in Bordeaux’s Yoan Gouffran, as an alternative to Loïc Rémy, as revealed by le10sport.com on January 2, are making a concrete move to bring in Thauvin.’
The Arsenal interest was reportedly to try and send Arshavin the other way and you wouldn’t imagine the Russian striker fancying a move to Corsica to a team that is currently mid-table of the Ligue 1 after Thauvin helped them to promotion last season.
Thauvin would be an interesting buy if they can ‘get it over the line’, only 19 he has played 18 times for Bastia this season and scored 3 goals as an attacking midfielder. The player has also represented France at under 19 and under 20 level.
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