Newcastle United set to reignite move for French defender – report

A deal for French defender Stanley Nsoki could be revisited by Newcastle United, with sources in France claiming the deal is far from dead.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 11:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 11:42 am

The Paris Saint-Germain youngster was thought to be closing in on a move to St James’s Park earlier in the summer transfer window but a deal reportedly fell through due to a low-ball wage offer to the 20-year-old defender.

Now, with just a day left for clubs in England’s top two tiers to sign players, French outlet Mercato are reporting that the Magpies will present a new proposal to the player, who has been frozen out of the first-team picture at the Ligue 1 champions in pre-season.

According to the report, sources close to the deal do not believe it is over and hope new terms can rekindle the move to the Premier League.

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Christopher Nkunku (R) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's defender Stanley Pierre N'Soki after scoring a goal during the French Trophy of Champions (Trophee des Champions) football match between Monaco (ASM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on August 4, 2018, in Shenzhen. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Nsoki is a French youth international who can play at left-back, or in the centre of defence.