Newcastle Utd raise bid for Debuchy

TARGET ... Lille's Mathieu Debuchy, right, is wanted by Newcastle.

TARGET ... Lille's Mathieu Debuchy, right, is wanted by Newcastle.

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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.