News in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle will launch a third and final bid to bring 27 year-old Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside in the coming week.
Mathieu Debuchy – one final Newcastle bid this week
The news is that Newcastle will table a £6M bid to Lille this week, which we think is about £1M higher than their last bid we made, which was about £1M higher than Newcastle’s first bid, which was made a month or two ago.
It seems apparent that Lille President Michel Seydoux has now had second thoughts about his stance on Debuchy, who has been a loyal servant to the club and played in their first team since 2004, but the French International is now very anxious to move to Newcastle.
Seydoux had become a little irritated that Newcastle were offering below what he thinks the French International right back is worth, and pulled the plug on the deal a couple of weeks ago, but he is now thought to be willing to listen to a fresh offer from the Toon.
But as we reported last week, a lot will depend on how Lille fare in the second leg of the European Champions League play-off game against Copenhagen on Wednesday night, after they lost the first leg 1-0 in Copenhagen.
If the French club miss out on the group stages of the competition and as much as £20M, they could finally cash in on Debuchy.
Alan Pardew has said he expects Newcastle to make just one more signing in the coming week before the transfer window slams shut at 11:00 pm on Friday night.
This is what Alan said:
“I am pretty happy with the squad. But if we do go into the market again- it will be for just one player.”
Newcastle will be hoping they will be able to keep their top stars on Tyneside this week, with rumors that both Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye are being looked at by Arsenal, and Manchester United are thought to be interested in both players too, and Chelsea have a long term interest in taking Tiote to London.
Even if Lille qualifies for the group stages of the Champions League, there is a good chance that Debuchy will still arrive at Newcastle this week, and then a good question would be what happens to to right back Danny Simpson, who still has not signed his new deal at the club, and could be sold before next Saturday rolls around.
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