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Newcastle had Clement Grenier offer rebuffed several weeks ago

Get French Football News understands that Newcastle United made an offer for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier during the World Cup, only to have it rebuffed.

The sum offered was judged to be insufficient by Lyon, but the player was also not keen to join the Magpies, having solicited interest and a bid from Arsenal for his services last summer.

The player has every intention of leaving the club this summer, but for a team that can offer continental football, preferably in Spain, Italy or England.

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