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Newcastle set to make £5m loss on France international

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will sell back to for £9.5million in the summer, according to the Chronicle.

The Frenchman was called up by Didier Deschamps to the France national team this week for the matches against Luxembourg and Spain. Although he is technically still a player, the 24 year old joined on a season long loan, and the French club will automatically purchase the winger at the end of the season.

The midfielder joined from for £14.5million in 2015, meaning will make a £5million loss, but the Chronicle report some of that will be offset by their sale of to the same club.

Thauvin struggled to settle on Tyneside and made just 16 appearances before returning to France with mid way through last season on his first loan spell.

This campaign, Thauvin has been in excellent form with ten goals and six assists in 30 league matches, leading to his call up to the national team squad this week.

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