For the best part of the summer, Romain Faivre was a wanted man.

In fact, the Stade Brestois was a target for Milan, but a transfer never took place for various reasons, leaving the 23-year-old in France for the first half of the season.

However, one club’s loss could be another’s gain, as Newcastle United are now being linked with Faivre, through

The problem here is that they name ‘English and German indiscretions’ as their source, and despite us looking around, we can’t find anything of the sort.

We’re not sure where they’ve got all this from, but the outlet claim Newcastle are ‘very interested’ in the left midfielder, and now have ‘economic possibilities’ to snatch the player from Milan’s grasp.

Regarding much Brest are said to want for their star man, the belief is the Ligue 1 club will require a fee of €15-18m to let him go, which should be more than affordable for the newly rich Magpies, who are expected to spend money in January to bolster their squad.

As far as stories go, this seems a bit weak, but we wouldn’t be doing our duty if we didn’t double check claims, so if you see this one spreading over the next few days, you’ll know where it’s come from.

Anyways, the Newcastle owners really need to find a manager before targeting players.