Newcastle United linked with France under-21 international - but Premier League rivals Everton also in the running

Guingamp have named their price for reported Newcastle United target Marcus Thuram.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 12:36 pm
Updated Friday, 14th June 2019, 1:36 pm
Guingamp's French forward Marcus Thuram reacts after missing a goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Stade Rennais FC and Guingamp EAG at the Roazhon Park stadium in the northwestern French city of Rennes, on May 12, 2019. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

According to German publication BILD, the Magpies as well as Premier League rivals Everton are eyeing a move for the 21-year-old forward.

And the French outfit, relegated from Ligue 1 this campaign, are thought to be keen to strike a deal for Thuram this summer. as they prepare for life in the second tier.

The report states Guingamp want around £7million for the player, who is the son of ex-France international full-back and World Cup winner in 1998, Lilian Thuram.

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United's transfer business is on the backburner this summer with takeover talk and Rafa Benitez's future front and centre. Benitez's contract runs out in just 16 days time, with his three-year deal, signed in the summer of 2016, coming to an end of June 30.

Thuram, who scored 13 goals last season, is a France under-21 international, but was born in Italy, while his dad was a player at Parma.