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Newcastle lose out on Lille defender Debuchy

Lille president Michel Seydoux has refused Newcastle's latest offer for Mathieu Debuchy and claims the full back is now staying with the French club. Lille, who sold midfielder Yohan Cabaye to the Magpies for a bargain £4.8million last year, have refused to budge on their valuation.

Seydoux told L'Equipe: "I have decided that Mathieu Debuchy will remain at LOSC.

"The offer from Newcastle is definitely not at the value of the player.

"For Mathieu Debuchy to leave, it would have taken the offer to be consistent and commensurate with his replacement.

"As the conditions are not met, it is my duty to make a decision."

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