Newcastle £13million flop in talks over Lazio move - reports

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Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin is closing on a loan move to Lazio, according to reports in Italy.

Thauvin has appeared for Newcastle during their pre-season campaign after returning from his four-month loan spell at Marseille.

But the £13million winger is still expected to leave St James’s Park and speculation today has suggested that the 23-year-old is heading to Serie A to join Lazio.

Newcastle are reportedly in talks over a season-long loan for Thauvin, with a view to a £9m permanent switch next summer.

Thauvin would be a replacement for Lazio wideman Antonio Candreva, who is expected to leave the club with Napoli and Inter both interested.