Related

Article

Debuchy holding out for Newcastle switch

12 August 2012 09:44

Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy is hoping to complete a move from Lille to the Premier League club before the transfer window closes.

Newcastle had a fresh bid for the France international rejected earlier this month, with Lille coach Rudi Garcia declaring that Debuchy is not for sale.

But the 26-year-old, speaking to Canal+ after his side's 2-1 victory over Saint-Etienne, stated: "I don't want to talk about my future.

"I heard what the chairman said. The transfer window is open until September 4 (in France). I still want to go. We will see."

Newcastle are pursuing Debuchy after enjoying great success with the capture of Yohan Cabaye from the 2010/11 French champions, with the midfielder proving key to their fifth-place Premier League finish.

Lille are understood to be holding out for a fee of around 8 million euros.

Turning his attention to on-field matters, Debuchy was pleased Lille managed to start the Ligue 1 season with a win.

"It was important to start the league with a victory and make a good start to the campaign," he said.

"To win here is never easy. We produced good football, we stepped back a little in the second half but we did well at the end."

Sponsored links

Wednesday 24 January

Tuesday 23 January

23:45
23:30
23:30
23:26
22:48
22:14
21:19
20:11
19:31
18:48
18:35
17:58
16:56
16:50
16:45
16:36
16:16
15:42
14:54
14:30
13:51
12:23
12:10
11:37
10:31
09:51
09:30
09:15
09:00
06:45
04:18
03:35
01:00
00:01

Monday 22 January

23:42
22:59
22:41
22:16
22:08
21:55
21:47
21:00
20:45
20:38
20:37
20:31
19:49
19:44
19:42
19:38
19:35
19:33
19:06
19:04
18:38
17:41
17:25
16:59
16:30
16:05
15:41
15:19
13:36
13:32
13:10
12:40
11:33
11:31
10:41
10:30
09:46
09:20
07:52
06:39
05:21
03:20
02:32
01:12
00:59
00:12

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
16 22 -17 23
17 22 -7 22
18 22 -14 22
19 22 -12 20
20 22 -20 15

Facebook