Newcastle identified the highly-rated midfielder who’s a big favourite with pay per head services as the player that they would like to take as Yohan Cabaye’s replacement, as he is set to complete his move to PSG on Wednesday.
Price per head services found out that Newcastle were keeping tabs on the 23-year-old France international for several months already, with the move approved by chief scout Graham Carr.
The bid, which is understood to be ‘substantial’, was now made by Newcastle, and they hope that Lyon will be persuaded to sell the player.
Pay per head services learned that Lyon already turned down a lot of money from Napoli for Maxime Gonalons, Grenier’s midfield partner, but it seems that president Jean-Michel Aulas could make a deal.
Grenier, with two years remaining on his current contract, revealed earlier this week that Aulas told him that he was ready to listen to offers made this winter.
When Grenier was asked about Newcastle, he said: “I have only just learned about [Newcastle’s] interest from the press, like you.
“I have no idea what can be said or done at this time. At one point, the president said that if a good offer is made for me this winter, he would look at it.
“I do not know if he received an offer or not and I’m not at all thinking about it.
“For the moment, it is not in my head. I have goals with Olympique Lyonnais for the end of the season, in the short term. I focus on it.
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“The World Cup is one of my goals. It is in a small corner of my mind. Is it better for me to stay in Lyon? For the moment, yes. There are still many goals for me with Lyon.”