Newcastle were reported to have made unsuccessful offers to buy Florian Thauvin when he was at both Bastia & Lille and now LeSport10 in France have claimed an exclusive, with United now said to have offered Marseille 15m euros (Approx £10.6m) for the winger.

Thauvin had an indifferent season and was dropped towards the end of the campaign, starting only one of the final four matches which was against his old club Bastia.

Failing by two points to make the Champions League placings, ensured that Marseille who were already struggling financially would have to offload a number of players. Both to balance the books and to enable them to bring in some new players of their own.

Dimitri Payet has already joined West Ham for 15m euros and earlier today Porto signed midfielder Gianelli Imbula for 22m euros from the French club.

If Florian Thauvin does leave, then anything over the 11m euros they paid Lille two years ago will represent profit on the player.

Le10Sport say that they understand Marseille are keen to sell but with the sale of the other two players already completed for a combined 37m euros (approx £26m), they won’t feel pressured to instantly accept Newcastle or any other club’s offer.

The 22 year old has represented the national team up to Under 21 level and will still retain belief that he could force his way into the French Euro squad for next summer’s tournament which will be held in France.

Whether he will see the Premier League as a better platform than Ligue 1 to achieve that is open to question, especially having seen the likes of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Remy Cabella’s international chances disappear whilst at St James Park.

Newcastle’s Chief Scout is said to be a big fan of Florian Thauvin’s which gives a bit of credibility to Newcastle’s long-term link with the player.

Today the Newcastle board met to discuss transfers, let’s hope talk turns to action very quickly.



  • Tony Samson

    Lee Knighton

  • nufcslf

    Only want to know when this cheap pile of shite have actually signed someone and even then I don’t really give a toss.

  • Alsteads

    Yeaaaaaaaaaah another French player to spend a couple of seasons trying to find his feet.
    Matty Philips anyone? Cheaper, hungry, would be proud to wear our shirt, proven! Just a thought

  • Kev82

    Send Cabella the other way and might be worth a shot but it’s a risk to have both of them. If Stoke are in for Shaqiri we should be too but he’ll cost too much for big Mike.

  • Lee Knighton

    Hope so mate

  • Jimmywayhay

    Today’s rumour of the day ,who wil it be tomorrow .Carr is a big fan , well I am no longer a fan of Monsier Carr ,he only seems to like small runaround circles Frenchman with no bottle for the rigours of the premier leg ,ie the Sunderland derbies , I rest my case and I wish he would rest his !

  • Andgeo

    Fat ashley out!

  • Steve1221

    You pick out M’Biwa and Cabella but Cabaye, Sissoko, Remy and Debuchy didn’t see their international careers stall at the club.

  • Tadger

    We have been watching him for seasons now thanks to FA urgency on Newcastle’s behalf Marseille are not under pressure thanks to other clubs snapping their players. This lot at St James need their heads bashed and more than once

  • DownUnderMag

    Steve1221 Cabella wasn’t even a proper regular. And to be honest the likes of Cabaye and Remy only saw issues with the national squad once they left and stopped playing regular football!

  • Andgeo

    Hardly gonna get anyone renewing their season tickets! Central defenders and goals corners please!