Newcastle United have been knocked back in their attempts to fill the hole left by Yohan Cabaye, as transfer target Clement Grenier has played down speculation over a move to St James' Park.
The talented Lyon midfielder has been strongly linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 side, with Alan Pardew thought to be making a move for the player.
Newcastle have had a bid rejected for the player, and the French midfielder is remaining adamant that he will not be leaving this January.
He said: "I'm not better informed of Newcastle's interest. I've got plenty of objectives with Lyon this season. I can almost say that I won't go to Newcastle."
The 23-year-old has been a target of Arsenal in the past, and was coy when asked about his future.
He added: "The transfer window closes in a few days. We'll see by then. I still have many goals to fulfil collectively and individually with Lyon. Sometimes we do not have our own destiny in our hands."
The size of the bid is unknown, but it has been rejected. It is not known if Pardew will go back in with another bid.
The departure of Yohan Cabaye was for £19m, so it's possible that the funds are there if the club are desperate to bring in a replacement.
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