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Newcastle bid for French midfielder

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye, left, and Loic Remy.

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye, left, and Loic Remy.

NEWCASTLE United have had a bid rejected for Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Clement Grenier, according to a report in France.

L’Equipe claim the club has offered £11m for the 23-year-old France international.

However, the newspaper also reports that Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas is not willing to sell Grenier in this month’s transfer window.

French giants step up chase for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye

It is not clear whether Grenier is being lined up as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye, the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG have had a £14m bid for Cabaye rejected, but the club is expected to return with an improved offer.

Meanwhile, it was claimed yesterday that on-loan forward Loic Remy had rejected a permanent move to United from Queens Park Rangers.

Remy is on a season-long loan from the Championship club.

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