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.

  • kron7777

    I hope the article is correct and this is just a tactic of trying to get more money from the club and he is in fact interested in playing for us.

  • ncncnc

    personally i think that is way too much for him, has a tendency to drift in and out of games, can look magic one minute and kak the next.
    i’d prefer to spend that kind of money on someone with premier league experience after signing 2 (soon to be 3) overseas players who may take a while to bed in.
    i think thauvin, as much as he looks like he could become a very good consistent player, isn’t there yet.
    rather have an out and out winger who can cross a ball well

  • Nutisbak2

    I wonder if there is any substance to this Joao Moutinho thing? Probably not however…..

    It would certainly be a very very interesting purchase, we know for a fact Newcastle were looking to bring in another midfielder and we have missed someone to boss the midfield around since the days of Cabaye so he’d certainly be right up there. Plus they did say earlier in the season that they would potentially relax the age policy too for the right targets if they combined both the right mix of ability, experience and leadership.

    Certainly if it’s true he’d be a standout candidate for captain.

    Plus given McClarren did say there were mystery targets in the offing that none of us were aware of who would be very very suprising to many fans, well perhaps this is one of them and well therefore our 4th signing is on the way.

    I have a funny feeling in my gut this is for real and true.

  • Nutisbak2 there’s nothing in it at all. Not happening.

  • NottsToon

    Thauvin strikes me as red herring, the young Dutch winger sounds like a more promising link.

  • Michael Maximus Moose

    Tell him to Foxtrot Oscar