Newcastle and Bristol City have reportedly approached Nice striker Alexandre Mendy.
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According to major French newspaper L'Equipe, Newcastle have approached Nice about a possible deal for striker Alexandre Mendy - but he wants to join Guingamp instead.
In recent years, Newcastle have snapped up a host of players from France, with varying success. Player like Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye all enjoyed spells on Tyneside, but money was also wasted on players like Sylvain Marveaux, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Yoann Gouffran, Henri Saivet, Emmanuel Riviere, Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella.
Many had expected Newcastle to move away from that transfer strategy after recent failings, but again they are allegedly looking towards France.
Major French newspaper L'Equipe report that Newcastle have made an approach to try and sign Nice striker Alexandre Mendy - but so have Bristol City.
The 21-year-old forward hit six goals in all competitions for Nice this past season, but looks set to leave the club this summer as interest builds in his signature.
It's believed that Newcastle are keen and have made contact, but as have division rivals Bristol City - only he doesn't appear to be heading for England.
The report claims that after days of talks with Guingamp, Mendy has his heart set on a move to the French club, meaning Newcastle and Bristol City may have to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements.
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