OGC Nice have announced their squad for their pre-season friendly tonight at Portuguese club Boavista. Allan Saint-Maximin has been left out as anticipated. This is a good sign that things are progressing towards a breakthrough in the deal.
? Here is the starting 1??1?? for Le Gym’s fourth friendly of the summer: Clémentia, Pelmard, Herelle, Dante (cap), Coly, Danilo, Thuram, Lees-Melou, Gameiro, Le Bihan, Myziane. #BFCOGCN pic.twitter.com/WBvkOZArxp
— OGC Nice ???? (@ogcnice_eng) July 24, 2019
Sky Sports is also reporting that Steve Bruce has confirmed Newcastle’s interest in Allan Saint-Maximum. They also state that Newcastle have had two bids rejected according to French sources. We are not sure if this second reported bid is after the €16m reported by RMC from earlier today.
Steve Bruce has told Sky Sports News in an exclusive interview that Allan Saint-Maximin is on the club’s radar.
Sources in France say that Newcastle have had two bids knocked back for the Nice winger.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 24, 2019
Lee Ryder also confirms that talks are currently ongoing between Newcastle and Nice for the French winger.
Allan Saint-Maximin talks ongoing between #nufc and Nice.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 24, 2019