Marseille have engaged in discussions with Newcastle for Florian Thauvin

L’Équipe reveals that Marseille have been in talks with Newcastle for several days about the possible loan of Florian Thauvin for the next 6 months.

The player has informed his relatives and his entourage that he would be delighted to return to Marseille, after joining Newcastle just 6 months ago, but having failed to earn a place in the starting XI with the Magpies up until this point.

Today is apparently going to be crucial in determining the outcome of these negotiations, as Newcastle have to give a definitive response to Marseille’s loan offer. If the response is favourable for Marseille from the Magpies, then Thauvin could join OM as quickly as Friday.

According to La Provence, a provisional deal is virtually already in place and all that is missing is an agreement from Newcastle manager Steve McClaren to let the player leave.

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