NEWCASTLE United have raised their bid for Mathieu Debuchy.
The club’s is attempting to push through the signing of long-time target Debuchy this week.
And it has increased it’s offer to £5m plus add-ons, according to L’Equipe.
However, the bid, still falls some way short of Lille’s valuation of the 27-year-old.
Newcastle, according to reports in France, previously had a bid of close to £4m turned down by the French club.
United are said to be waiting for a response to their latest offer from Lille, who have already signed a replacement for the France international, Dibril Sidibe.
The new bid reportedly includes a sell-on clause for the French club, which has placed a valuation of £6m on Debuchy.
Lille president Michel Seydoux has previously said: “Our price is £6, because he is a quality player.”
Pardew is keen for the club to push through the rest of its transfer business as soon as possible, with a the Premier League kick-off and a Europa League qualifier on the horizon.
Up to now, United have only signed young players, including 19-year-old defender Curtis Good, who joined this week from Melbourne Heart.
And it is yet to land any of its senior targets, among them FC Twente’s Douglas.