Ben Arfa played under Deschamps at Marseille and now the then President of the French club has written about what happened when Hatem wanted to come to Newcastle and Deschamps attempted to put the block on it.
Their latest angle ignores any idea that Newcastle may have zero interest and instead now claim that Gignac has told his agent he wants a bigger club than United and the club the Mail have plucked out of the air is Everton.
The Marseille striker hasn’t been prolific overall in his three years at the French club, scoring 22 goals in 54 starts plus 28 substitute appearances. However, last season he was first choice and scored a very decent 13 goals in 28 league starts.
During the winter transfer window of 2012, OM sought at all costs to get rid of André-Pierre Gignac and rebuked the advances of Tottenham for Loïc Rémy, valued at 25 million euros. A year later, Gignac is first choice for the team says President Vincent Labrune, and is now ready to accept an offer of 10 million euros for Remy.
While Alan Pardew has ruled out a move for one of Vurnon Anita’s former colleagues, twenty year old winger Jody Lukoki, he has confirmed that Newcastle are interested in signing Marseille’s striker, Loic Remy.