Newcastle ‘accept £7.9m bid’ from Arsenal for Mathieu Debuchy
Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy is set for a medical at Arsenal ahead of a £7.9m transfer, according to report in France.
The Magpies have accepted an offer from the Gunners and the move could now be finalised in a matter of days, claims L’Equipe.
Debuchy, aged 28, was eliminated from the World Cup today after France lost their quarter-final against Germany. He could now be available to undergo his medical in the next couple of days.
The former Lille man has recently expressed his desire to return to the Champions League and fuelled speculation that a move was in the offing by removing references to Newcastle from his Twitter bio.
Arsenal are in the market for a new right-back after losing Bacary Sagna, Debuchy’s understudy in the France squad at the World Cup, to Manchester City on a free transfer.
Newcastle could ultimately pocket £12m based on add-ons, the report suggests.