Report: Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United refuse to meet asking price for Florian Thauvin

Florian Thauvin

The Marseille attacker's form has recently dipped so both Premier League teams are not so keen any more.

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in Marseille attacker Florian Thauvin.

It is reported by Le Parisien, as relayed by beIN Sports, that a meeting between Marseille president Vincent Labrune and officials from Tottenham Hotspur has taken place.

It is reported by Le10 Sport that Thauvin is likely to set Tottenham back a fee in the region of €12-14 million for his services this summer.

Newcastle United are also said to be keen on the player. Le10 Sport in France has reported that Newcastle United have made a 'substantial offer' for the French talent.

Now it seems that Marseille may not be getting the fee they want for the player.

A report from La Provence, as relayed from MadeInFoot, suggests that both clubs have scoffed at the asking price for the player considering his recent poor form.

The Frenchman has been compared to Zinedine Zidane and Franck Ribery in his time but as yet has failed to live up to his billing in a consistent basis. The Frenchman, who was courted by Premier League sides in the summer of 2013 when he made a move to Lille from Bastia, has played 34 times this season for the French side, scoring just the five goals.

It seems that his dip in form has certainly negatively affected his stock.

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