Transfer news: Newcastle United make substantial bid for Clement Grenier as they look to replace Yohan Cabaye - reports
23-year-old Lyon midfielder could come in
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Newcastle have moved to replace Yohan Cabaye by making an offer for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier, according to reports.
It is understood that Alan Pardew's side have made a large, undisclosed offer for the 23-year-old Frenchman.
Grenier was one of several players reportedly identified as a contingency plan should Cabaye decide to make a January move, which now appears to be the case.
He has scored 12 goals in 89 appearances for Lyon and manager Remi Garde hopes he can hang onto his player.
While the fee PSG have paid for Cabaye has not been disclosed, Alan Pardew has urged the Newcastle hierarchy to invest a large amount of the money received in finding a replacement.
Newcastle are expected to complete the initial loan signing of Luuk de Jong today.
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs Manchester United player ratings: Match-winner Eden Hazard leads the way, but Radamel Falcao endures game to forget
Louis van Gaal gives increasingly intense interview as irritation with BBC grows following Manchester United defeat to Chelsea
David Moyes: I had to fight to STOP Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United to join Chelsea in 2013
Philippe Coutinho 'goal': FA Cup semi-final strike was going 'miles wide' - leading to fury over first goal scorer betting
Mario Balotelli incident leaves Brendan Rodgers fuming after Liverpool's FA Cup exit to Aston Villa
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate