Lille Call Time On Debuchy – He’s Staying At Lille


It’s bad news today for Newcastle’s chances of getting Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside,  as Lille president Michel Seydoux has told Newcastle their latest offer for the French right-back is just not high enough, and certainly does not meet the French club’s valuation, and the full-back is now not for sale.

Mathieu Debuchy – staying at Lille

There have been reports in the last few days that Newcastle have put in bids for the player, but Lille asked Newcastle to raise the bid  they had lodged a couple of days ago, and it seems the French club may now have become disenchanted with Newcastle’s low bidding, and have called an end to it all.

If the news of the last two days is to be believed,  Lille wanted €8M, and Newcastle bid around €6M – but that included bonuses and Seydoux wanted €8M without the incentives included.

Newcastle did put in a new bid yesterday  if reports are to be believed – but it seems that has fallen short by about €2M or less, and that’s around £1.5M.

So this has come down to this, after Newcastle have been linked with the top French International all year, and seemingly have negotiated with Lille since before the Europa 2012 tournament in June.

We think Lille remember well how they lost Yohan Cabaye to Newcastle last summer,  for a release clause of €5M, and they will not make the same mistake twice.

This is what Michel Seydoux told L’Equipe tonight:

“I have decided that Mathieu Debuchy will remain at LOSC.” “The offer from Newcastle is definitely not at the value of the player.”

“For Mathieu Debuchy to leave, it would have taken the offer to be consistent and commensurate with his replacement.” “As the conditions are not met, it is my duty to make a decision.”

These things tend to come to a head, so it remains to be seen whether Newcastle go back with a higher final bid, or turn to other targets.

Newcastle do have the chance of signing Ajax right back Gregory van der Wiel, who is available this summer and the Dutch International has been offered to Newcastle, and has only one year left on his contract at the Dutch club – so a decent deal may be possible.

But this will not make top French International Yohan Cabaye very happy, as we know he was hoping his best friend would arrive on Tyneside, and Mathieu was said to be desperate to join Newcastle United.

Newcastle could still land Debuchy, but this is not good news, not after all the time Newcastle have been involved trying to close the deal.

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408 comments so far

  • pizzicatochan

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #1

    We’ll sort something out.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Cat and Mouse. Trouble is they don’t have to sell.

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  • stu.toon

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Lille are taking the p*ss. They’re annoyed we got Cabaye for a steal and are trying to make up for what they lost now

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Currently watching Liverpool get swarmed by FC Gomel (those giants who came 3rd in Belarusian league) – they’re really struggling, but still 0-0 – happy viewing 🙂

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  • RobertNufc25

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Should just push the boat out & get Scharner f*** it…

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  • leeb1982

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t want us to pay over odds but sometimes u have to pay a bit more than u like. For f sake we took multiple millions more off the bin dippers for Carroll. U can’t drive a hard bargain when selling players then not expect other teams to do the same. All the hard work last year will be pointless if we don’t strengthen with first team players

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Move on so and get him on a free in what,2years or so

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  • blaydonracist

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #8

    they just want to wind us up saying he will stay as we will then come in with a larger offer so they got what they want, i personally feel it would have been a good deal to get him for €8million but if they want to keep him and he doesn’t want to stay then they will have a player who won’t play at his highest ability and it’s their loss

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  • RobertNufc25

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #9

    There’s no way in a million years we were getting him on the cheap.

    After we mugged them for Cabaye.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Get Scharner in right now,He’s seemingly been seen on trial at Barcelona today.
    Said to be lookin at the same wages as Messi though,probably a bit high for us

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  • Joe1987

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Beardo, what channel is that on please?

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  • hotdog

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #12

    It isn’t over. Their owner has shown his hand, debuchy will now show his. Let’s see what he says!

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  • Jackson1989

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #13

    thier angry about how we got cabaye, we sud just cut loses and get ajax right back van der weil hes younger and a talent would be a great addition

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  • steve

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Debuchy will be off soon. No way he could stay after publicly stating he wants to leave.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #15

    The toon will be back in for him,I’ll bet anyone he’s at Newcastle for the spurs game,

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Marty…I’ve heard he’ll drop his wages to join the toon and be the first player to come out of Kets scouting network. He seems to really rate Kets as a scout and desperately wants to be part of Kets revolution. HWTL

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Joe1987

    http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/64436/1/fc-gomel-vs-liverpool–live-stream-online.html

    This tiny team from Belarus have them seriously rattled. 😆

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  • clinath@ed

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Next move to Debuchy….hand in a transfer request.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Possibly the most boring transfer window ever, not just for us either!

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #20

    On Debuchy, his position at Lille is untenable, he’s publicly stated he wants to leave, us being his priority, and is disappointed at how Lille are behaving. He’ll be wearing black & white before this window slams shut – no doubt in my mind.

    Think the Lille chairman is painting himself into a corner, all it takes now is for Debuchy to hand in a transfer request and refuse to train/paly (like I’m sure it’s already been reported he has?) and they’ll have to take the best offer that is on the table.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #21

    It aint over till the transfer deadline slams shut

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  • toon1707

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #22

    I still think we will get him how will the lille fans react to him after publicly stating he wants to leave this is just lille hoping we will come in with the €8 million they want and I think evenyually we will meet halfway between what we have bid and what they want so €7 million. Have to say though I would love Debuchy I would also be very happy with van der weil

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Remy’s not in the Marseille squad for their Europa League game 🙂

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Bye bye Debuchy, Hello VdW.

    That announcement from Seydoux really annoyed me. If they have set a value above what he’s worth just to get him to stay then €8m is £6.5m…now how good is Debuchy compared with our little Spanish bindipper ?

    I would say £5m ….. €6m is quite reasonable…
    Split the difference is £5.75m…

    Lille do not want to lose him and are hanging on… Niafron is wring about being “insulted” …it’s only about €1.5m difference, hardly an insult…

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  • Graeme

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #25

    Sometimes, you just have to offer the going rate for the player you want. Lille are under absolutely no obligation to sell their player, just because we would like to have him.

    I dont believe this has anything whatsoever to do with Cabaye’s transfer deal, we met their valuation in his get-out clause. Lille are not going to bend over and take one just to keep Dekka & Ash happy are they??

    Unless we up the ante, Debuchy will remain in France!!

    Our choice now is to up the offer or get a different player in – could be time for Plan “B” – there is always a plan “B” Isnt there??

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I don’t blame Lille 1 bit, if another club came in for Cabaye and started with a 4 million bid, then every 2 weeks upped it by a million then I would get pissed off too. We will very soon see that we ge a bad reputation in dealing and eventually we will piss off too many people.

    I’m all for not paying over the odds but the way we go in with a stupidly low bid first is a waste of everyone’s time. 3 million for Douglas, 4 for Debuchy, why waste ur own time.

    As for not being able to stay at Lille after saying he wanted to leave, u mean like modric did last summer and when Rooney put in a transfer request??

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  • toon1707

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #27

    I still think we will get him how will the lille fans react to him after publicly saying he wants to leave lille are just hoping we will come in with the €8 million they want and I think evenyually we will meet halfway between what we have bid and what they want so €7 million. Have to say though I would love Debuchy I would also be very happy with van der weil

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  • Andymax

    Aug 2, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #28

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sold to someone else for more money, we all thought the deal was nearly done and now he’s saying not being sold…..

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  • toon1707

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #29

    If we get him great if not then van der weil or some other gem carr sorts out for us I am not worried (yet)

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  • magpiebop

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyone else think we could steal Kieran Richardson from the makems. He’s been their only decent player for years!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    JDDubai

    Modric will be off this summer, and it won’t be for anywhere near the 40 million that was offered last summer, and Rooney handed in a transfer request to get a bumper pay rise.

    If Spurs knew how poorly Modric was going to react to not being sold last summer then they most certainly would have taken 40million last summer gladly.

    If Lille have any sense they will sell Debuchy as he won’t give his all to a team that is stifling his ambition. Lille can hold on to him but it won’t be for the benefit of anyone involved

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #32

    JDDubai

    Not a comparable situation.
    Cabaye isn’t a £5-7m FB.
    Cabaye had a release clause.

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  • stretchintoon

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    so lille are gonna keep a player who wants out & who surely wont give them 100%…i still reckon we have’nt heard the last of this.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Am gonna make a bold prediction that we will sign debuchy/van der Weil , Anita, remy n Douglas by the end of the transfer window

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #35

    Ashley and Seydoux are in a pissing match now, still believe we’ll get the lad before the season starts

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #36

    JDdubai

    Rooney simply wanted to extract more cash with a threat – bingo! Modric is the perfect example of what keeping a player against their will does to their morale and performance – he had a very mediocre season.

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Am i missing something here why the f@ck is people mentioning scharner

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  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Magpiebop

    No

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  • hotdog

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Jddubai- yip and look at modric now, really hacked off and spurs are not getting as much as previously offered. I think £6 million is about right the footy landscape is changing and unless man city Chelsea come in, you can forget silly transfer fees

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  • microbar

    Aug 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Lets just move on now more fish in the sea and all that.

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