Report: Remy Cabella travels for talks over Newcastle departure, swap deal moving closer

Remy Cabella

Newcastle's Remy Cabella is closing in a move to Marseille.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United midfielder Remy Cabella is travelling to France for talks with Marseille ahead an exit from St. James' Park.

Cabella, 25, joined Newcastle from Montpellier last summer, having hit 14 goals in the 2013-14 season in an impressive campaign.

However, the French playmaker has struggled to make an impact on Tyneside, scoring just once in 34 games in his debut season at Newcastle.

Now, The Chronicle report that Cabella is on the verge of an exit from St. James' Park, with the player travelling over to Marseille today for talks over a loan deal.

The move will involve a £6.5m buyout clause, meaning Marseille can purchase Cabella permanently should he impress during his time at the Stade Velodrome.

Additionally, Cabella's move is part of a deal that will see Marseille star Florian Thauvin sign for Newcastle in a permanent transfer.

Thauvin may be somewhat similar to Cabella, but the report from The Chronicle states that manager Steve McClaren believes Thauvin will suit the Magpies better than Cabella, hence the imminent swap deal involving the duo.

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