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.