With Ryan Taylor sustaining what may be a long term injury last night, Newcastle may go back in at the last moment for long term target, Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy.
Mathieu Debuchy – will Newcastle try one more time for him?
With the news that Real Madrid had moved in for him over the last few days, and that they had even agreed a fee with Lille for him, and we thought he would become a Real Madrid player today.
But today Lille have dismissed reports that Real Madrid have made any offer for the French defender.
Lille’s President, Michel Seydoux, who seems to bein charge of all the transfers at the club, had this to say when asked about an approach by Real Madrid:
“We have not been approached. Anyway, Mathieu really wants to play Champions League with us.”
Lille have been drawn in Group F of the Champions League, along with Bayern Munich, Vallencia and BATE Borisov, and if the news it true that Mathieu really wants to play Champions League, that may be it for Newcastle.
But Newcastle were very close to agreeing a fee with the club for the French right-back, and it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that they could go back in today and try to bring him to Newcastle, but we’d have to be quick about it.
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