Newcastle's Â£12m flop set to stay away from St James's Park next season
Florian Thauvin's hopeful of a return to Olympique Marseille next season.
The winger was loaned back to his former club in January after failing to make an impression at Newcastle United.
And Thauvin, signed for Â£12million last summer, is not wanted back at St James's Park for the club's Championship campaign.
Marseille cannot afford to make the 23-year-old's return permanent.
But talks have already taken place over a second loan at the Stade Velodrome for Thauvin, who is one of United's highest earners.
And, according to the La Provence newspaper, Thauvin and his representatives are optimistic a deal can be done.
Thauvin scored for Marseille in yesterday's 4-2 Couple de France final defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France.