Lille president Michel Seydoux has told Newcastle to forget about signing Mathieu Debuchy after rejecting their latest offer.
It emerged on Thursday that the Magpies had tabled an improved offer for the 27-year-old France international after a pursuit lasting months.
However, Lille, who sold midfielder Yohan Cabaye to the Tyneside club for a bargain £4.8million last summer, have refused to budge on their valuation, and Seydoux told L'Equipe: "I have decided that Mathieu Debuchy will remain at LOSC."
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