Newcastle launch €20m bid to beat West Ham to Ligue 1 talent

Date published: Monday 6th August 2018 2:52

Thiago Maia

Newcastle have tabled a £17.8m offer for West Ham target and Lille star Thiago Maia, a report claims.

According to French outlet Le10Sport, the Magpies have made an offer of around €20m for the midfielder, but it is still short of the Ligue 1 side’s valuation.

The Hammers have also been strongly linked with a move all summer for Maia, with Manuel Pellegrini tipped to make a £20m bid.

Newcastle have already sold Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad, while Isaac Hayden has been tipped to leave the club this summer too.

Maia made 34 appearances for Lille last season, helping them finish just one point above the drop zone in Ligue 1.

 

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