A couple of days ago we covered claims from France that Newcastle United are keen on Amiens right-back Emil Krafth.

L’Equipe brought the story, and it was explained the Swede was an idea to act as an understudy to DeAndre Yedlin.

Amiens were thought to be ready to part with their player for a ‘big fee’, which was said to be €5m.

Well, there’s now an update.

France’s Soccer Link say Newcastle United ‘intend to finalise’ the signing quickly, and have therefore submitted an offer. That offer is €5m, so given the earlier claims the Magpies probably thought it stood a good chance.

However, it’s been rejected by the Ligue 1 side who believe the amount is ‘insufficient’. That’s certainly not killed the deal and the Premier League club are now expected to return with a better offer soon.

Given the previous claims it’s unlikely much more would be needed, and Newcastle won’t want to overpay.