Report: Newcastle United receive approach for Florian Thauvin

Newcastle's Florian Thauvin before the game

Marseille are still allegedly interested in securing the services of Florian Thauvin.

Newcastle's Florian Thauvin before the game

According to reports from the Chronicle, Marseille have returned with another loan approach for Florian Thauvin.

Thauvin has proved to be a huge flop at Newcastle United since his £12 million move to St. James’ Park at the start of last season and it seemed that the winger was certain to leave the club this summer.

Florian Thauvin celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Marseille and Lazio (The Chronicle) have both been linked with a move for Thauvin but despite the constant speculation the 23-year-old remains in the ranks at Newcastle for the moment.

As a possible hint that Thauvin could well be staying put at Newcastle, manager Rafael Benitez had gone on to praise the quality of the Frenchman following the Magpies’ pre-season friendly win against Bohemians last week.

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Now in a further twist to the transfer saga surrounding Thauvin, the Chronicle has claimed that Marseille have reestablished contact with Newcastle over a potential loan move.

The report states that Marseille have reignited their interest in signing Thauvin as the situation at the club has changed considerably in recent times and the Ligue 1 side are now no longer burdened by financial constraints.

Newcastle are believed to be ready to sell Thauvin permanently if they are able to recoup the £12 million they splashed out on him last season or will send him out on loan only if there is a permanent option built into it.

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