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Newcastle launch bid for La Liga star

English side Newcastle United have made an offer for Malaga midfielder Jeremy Toulalan according to Spanish sports daily Mundo Deportivo.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is looking to build on last season’s impressive display by the St James’ Park club and Barcelona-based MD quote sources in Italy as suggesting the north-east club have made an offer for the highly-rated French international.

Toulalan joined Malaga from Ligue 1 side Lyon last summer in a deal said to be worth around €10 million. The 28-year-old went on to become one of the most consistent defensive midfielders in La Liga last season and scored three goals in 25 games for the Andaluz club until struck by injury in late March.

Pardew is hoping to capitalise on Malaga’s current financial woes to bring the French star to Newcastle, where he would join fellow countrymen Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, Mehdi Abeid and Romain Amalfitano.

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