Stanley N’Soki did not join Newcastle United despite the Magpies looking set to be closing in on the move for Paris Saint-Germain defender.
The Premier League club had a £10 million offer accepted by the Ligue 1 winners, and everything seemed fine until the negotiations over personal terms reached ‘breaking point’.
The report claims that a ‘series of low-ball wage offers’ have put off the 20-year-old’s agents and that the English side will have to dramatically raise their salary offer if a move is to be done.
At this stage, Newcastle can not afford to get this over the line as the transfer window has closed, and Allan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton and Andy Carroll along with former Nice ace are Steve Bruce’s only permanent signings so far with Jetro Williams arriving on loan.
Stanley N’Soki is a player that Newcastle United need, and although supporters are delighted with their two arrivals, they will be very annoyed if something like personal terms scuppers the move for the Ligue 1 ace.
Meanwhile, Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has signed a new deal with the club – and agreed to spend the upcoming season on loan at Swansea.
Freddie Woodman, who has appeared four times in the first-team for the Magpies, has agreed an extension which will keep him at the club until 2021.
And the England Under-21 international has also sealed a move to Swansea City ahead of this weekend’s Championship opener against Hull City.
The youngster’s move to Wales represents the latest loan move for the goalkeeper, who has also spent time at already four different clubs.