There are reports coming out of Italy today, that Inter Milan could be preparing a new bid for for Newcastle United target, 27 year-old French International right-back, Mathieu Debuchy, and it could even match the valuation his club Lille have put on the player.
Mathieu Debuchy – Inter-Milan still interested?
The news is coming out of the Italian press, and Tuttosport in particular, who are reporting the Italian giants could be preparing a new offer of around €8M for the Lille defender.
The club are looking to sell Brazilian right-back Maicon this summer, and the full-back is past his best, and they will need to replace him, although it seems their number one target is Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov, and current right back Japanese International Tuto Nagatomo would move over to the right back position, if they acquire Aleksandar .
Inter-Milan are apparently waiting to hear from the Premier League Champions whether they will sell Kolorov for a fee they have already offered, rumored to be €8M, but Manchester City are likely to hold out for more.
And if they cannot get the Serbian International, they could turn to Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy, and Inter-Milan President Massimo Moratti is said to be willing to offer up to €8M (about £6.4M) to Lille for the right-back – according to the report in Tuttosport.
It’s debatable what Newcastle have actually offered Lille for the player, but it’s probably not as much as Inter-Milan will offer, and it could even meet Lille’s valuation of their player.
If this happens and Inter-Milan do make a move for Mathieu, we would hope Newcastle will be straight in with an improved offer for the Frenchman.
It would be tragic if Newcastle lose out in the bidding for Debuchy – and certainly a certain Yohan Cabaye would not be too impressed.
What do you think?
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