Toon Math bid doesn’t add up

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 9 -

ALAN PARDEW has been told his ace bid to land French

Mathieu De­buchy is dead in the Lille wa­ter.

turned down New­cas­tle’s lat­est £6.5mil­lion im­proved

of­fer for the in-de­mand de­fender are re­fus­ing to – and

en­ter fresh talks with the frus­trated Toon boss.

De­spite in­sist­ing he wants to quit French the for­mer

Cham­pi­ons, De­buchy has been told stay­ing put as he’s

Lille flex their mus­cles to put an to the long-run­ning end

trans­fer sage. Lille boss Luis Gar­cia said: “He have doesn’t re­ally

the choice. The club has made a he has to de­ci­sion and

deal with it.” New­cas­tle boss Pardew is keen least to bring in at

three new play­ers and hope De­buchy the boat enough will rock

to force Lille into sell­ing be­fore the end of the Au­gust dead­line.

But Gar­cia told the 27-year-old move to for­get about a

and con­cen­trate on get­ting fit for to help ce­ment the sea­son

his place in the France team. He added: “Mathieu knows he has well for to be play­ing

his fu­ture in the French team. I wor­ries about have no


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