Wednesday, 31st August, 2011

Sources in France suggest that Newcastle United are making a late bid to derail Fulham’s swoop for Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Fulham boss Martin Jol wants the French international at Craven Cottage on a year-long loan deal and Marseille’s only stipulation is that the English side must pay Gignac’s €300,000 per month salary in full.

Gignac flew to London earlier today, but no contract has yet been signed with Fulham.

Now sources in France have revealed that fellow English Premier League outfit Newcastle United have expressed an interest in Gignac.

Newcastle have recruited a number of French-speaking players over the summer and have been hard at work building an extensive scouting network in the country.

25-year-old Gignac would be an exciting addition for manager Alan Pardew, and the striker’s future remains up in the air.

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