Newcastle set for disappointment as bid is KO’d
Lille president Michel Seydoux has stated that Mathieu Debuchy is not for sale, after Newcastle‘s latest offer was rejected.
The talented right-back impressed for France in the Euro 2012 championships, and has since been linked with a move to the Premier League.
With Chelsea also monitoring the defender, Alan Pardew’s men have had a number of transfer bids rejected by the Ligue 1 club.
Following the latest failed bid, Seydoux has confirmed that the star full-back was no longer for sale.
“I have decided that Mathieu Debuchy will remain at LOSC,” the Lille executive told L’Equipe, translated to English by Sky Sports.
“The offer from Newcastle is definitely not at the value of the player.
“For Mathieu Debuchy to leave, it would have taken the offer to be consistent and commensurate with his replacement.
“As the conditions are not met, it is my duty to make a decision,” he concluded.
Newcastle and Chelsea may now have to turn their attention elsewhere.
By Gareth McKnight