Earlier this week, we covered an article from Corriere dello Sport stating that Lazio’s new manager, Marcelo Bielsa, was interested in a reunion with one of his former players in Florian Thauvin.

The Newcastle winger spent the second half of last season on loan at Marseille, and with the club now relegated to the Championship, an exit for the £12m forward is very likely.

The same Italian newspaper have an update on the deal, and it would appear the northern club would be prepared to sell their recent purchase for a loss at £10.6m.

The Serie A side are reported to have already made contact with the player’s agent to ask about their required costs and to see if he is interested.

The 23-year-old is seen as a replacement for Antonio Candreva, Italy’s 29-year-old winger, who is expected to leave the side this summer after making his intentions clear.

The player made 20 appearances for Marseille during his six month return to his former club, scoring four goals in the process.