Newcastle challenge Arsenal for Bastia midfielder Florian Thauvin

Newcastle United are chasing Bastia midfielder Florian Thauvin.

Newcastle United are chasing Bastia midfielder Florian Thauvin.

Bastia tried to play down talk that Thauvin was heading to Arsenal, but the Magpies could return in the next few days with a bid of their own.

Sources close to the player’s representatives insist Newcastle are keen.

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