Lille have turned down a €35m bid from Newcastle for defender Sven Botman

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Lille have rejected a €35m bid for Dutch defender Sven Botman from Newcastle United.

The 21-year-old is also seeing interest from AC Milan this window but the Italian club have yet to make an official offer. Lille are keen to keep the defender until the end of the season with their Champions League campaign ongoing and are not open to any sort of loan arrangement. 

L’Équipe had previously reported, however, that a large bid could be too good to turn down for a club struggling with their financial situation – even if that situation has improved of late.

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