Transfer news: Newcastle bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier rejected
Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman
Thursday 30 January 2014
Newcastle have had a substantial bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier turned down, according to reports.
Alan Pardew's side are trying to replace Yohan Cabaye who moved to Paris St Germain on Wednesday.
Cabaye signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with PSG in a deal reported to be around the £11m mark.
Grenier, who is 23, said he was unaware of any potential transfer.
"I don't know much about it. I read the press and I saw my name written next to Newcastle, but I don't have more information than this," he told French media.
"The transfer window closes on Friday so we'll see.
"I've still got lots of objectives I want to achieve personally and collectively with Lyon. I'm not thinking about the transfer window and transfer rumours."
So far Newcastle's only signing of the window has been Luuk de Jong on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Who could Newcastle buy this January?
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news: Adnan Januzaj to be offered in deal for Memphis Depay
Arsenal transfer news: Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini set for showdown summer talks over future
David Beckham reveals secret of his success: I 'stayed in to watch Match of the Day' rather than go out with friends on a Saturday night
Real Madrid vs Juventus preview: Juventus know they must attack to match past European glory
Hull vs Arsenal match report: Hull put up a fight but only after slick Gunners are out of sight
- 2 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils