Newcastle linked with cut-price £2.5m move for midfielder

Clement Grenier
Clement Grenier

Newcastle United are among a clutch of clubs interested in Clement Grenier, according to a report.

The attacking midfielder was a target for Newcastle four years ago as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye, who had joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £19million deal.

At the time, Grenier, then at Olympique Lyonnais, was focused on making the France squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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And he opted against a move to St James's Park.

Grenier, however, missed out through injury and he went on to struggle for form and fitness, eventually joining Guingamp on a free transfer in January.

The 27-year-old impressed in the second half of last season, and L'Equipe report that a number of clubs, including United, are considering summer bids for a player who could cost just £2.5million.

Everton and Fulham have also reportedly registered their interest in Grenier.

The report comes as Newcastle wait for a bid for midfielder Mikel Merino, who has a release clause in his contract.