NEWCASTLE United’s Sylvain Marveaux is wanted on loan in his native France.
Stade Rennais, the midfielder’s old club, and Sochaux have made contact with Newcastle over Marveaux, according to the reliable nufc.com.
Marveaux hasn’t made a first-team appearance for United since late September, and his future may well lie away from St James’s Park.
However, the odds are seemingly stacked against Rennes or Sochaux landing Marveaux on loan, with both clubs unable to match, or even come close to matching, his wages at United.
For his part, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is adamant that Marveaux has not been frozen out at the club he joined from Rennes two and a half years ago.
Speaking earlier this month, Pardew said: “I have never, ever isolated anyone at this football club, and I never will, so everyone has a chance.”
Marveaux made a rare appearance on the United bench for the club’s last home game, the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.