Florian Thauvin has triggered a permanent move back to Olympique Marseille, according to a report in France.
The 23-year-old returned to the Stade Velodrome in the summer on a season-long loan.
And French newspaper La Provence claim that Thauvin - who has made 12 appearances for the Ligue 1 club - has already played enough games to trigger a permanent deal.
They also report that Marseille will pay a fee of around £10million for Thauvin next summer.
Thauvin spent the second half of last season on loan at the Stade Velodrome after failing to establish himself at St James's Park following his big-money move from Marseille.