Get French Football News understands that Newcastle United have tabled a bid worth €13m (including €2m in bonuses) to try and land Lyon attacking midfielder Clement Grenier.
L’Equipe reported this morning that Newcastle had made contact with Lyon. We however understand that Lyon have yet to formulate a proper response to this offer but they will most likely reject it as Jean Michel Aulas would need a sizeable offer to part with his starlet.
Newcastle may turn their attention to Yoann Gourcuff if their attempts to sign Grenier fail, something that Aulas would prefer anyway.
Meanwhile, Olivier Letang, the PSG Sporting Director has travelled to England today and is hoping to leave with Yohan Cabaye. Negotiations are now in an advanced stage for the transfer of the central midfielder but there has been little discussions in terms of personal terms. There are still doubts whether or not Cabaye will be convinced to move to PSG this month.
More to follow.