Marseille could be willing to sell Newcastle United target Florian Thauvin on a cheap price this summer, according to The Chronicle.
It has been reported by the British newspaper that the French club need to balance their books by the end of the month and could be ready to let go of the 22-year-old winger.
Ligue 1 outfit Marseille reportedly paid £11 million in transfer fee for the services of Thauvin in the summer of 2013.
However, according to The Chronicle, L’OM could be ready to part company with the French youngster for a significantly lower transfer fee than that.
“But with Marseille in need of income to balance their accounts before the end of June, ChronicleLive understands they may be willing to part with the France Under-21 international at a significant discount on their investment,” states the report.
The report follows Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune’s revelation that he is open to selling Thauvin as well as a couple of other players (click here to read more).
“We have never had as many offers for as many players as we do now. Thauvin, Imbula and Payet have a lot of offers.”
This will come as good news to Newcastle, as they will not have to spend big to sign a very promising young player.
Thauvin scored five goals and created 53 chances in 36 Ligue 1 matches in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, and had a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 34%.