Newcastle United and Arsenal have been tracking French attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin in recent weeks and his club Lille would be willing to sell for 10 Million Euros (£8.5m) according to Le 10 Sport.
20-year-old Thauvin only signed a four-and-a-half deal with Lille in January, with him promptly being sent back on loan to Bastia until the end of the season.
The fee was just 3.5m Euros, which would explain why Lille would be willing to sell him for nearly three times that price despite him never having played for the French club.
Marseille are thought to have been tracking Thauvin very closely, a club that Newcastle are far from happy with given their pursuit for Magpies target Bafetimbi Gomis.
While Lille wouldn’t be keen to sell to their Ligue 1 rivals, they could be tempted to sell to a club from the Premier League, whether that’s Newcastle or Arsenal, and make a significant profit.
Thauvin was on fire at the back end of last season, scoring seven times in 12 Ligue 1 appearances for Bastia in his loan spell, and in the process showing how he’s one of the country’s hottest prospects.
However, would the Gunners or Magpies really spend so much on the French youngster given the fee that he was sold for in January?