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.

By Liam Kennedy
Wednesday, 07 August, 2019, 11:41

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.

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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)

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