Newcastle United have been placed on red alert to a potential bargain signing, with French side Nice slashing their asking price for midfielder Wylan Cyprien.
Newcastle are said to be attentive to the situation, along with Hellas Verona, Strasbourg and Bordeaux who have actually held talks with Nice.
Cyprien is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with another club in January, which is why Nice have halved their asking price.
Despite the new £9.2 million asking price, no formal offers have yet been received by the club.
It remains to be seen if Newcastle will make a play for the dynamo, who has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park in recent windows.
TBR’s View – Newcastle should be all over Cyprien
Newcastle’s defence hasgenerally been quite good under Steve Bruce.
And the club have made some good signings for their attack recently in Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and most recently, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser.
Midfielder is arguably an area of weakness right now with the club lack a box-to-box style player.
Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey don’t venture forwards very often, but Cyprien could potentially give the Magpies some attacking support from a bit deeper.