Newcastle United’s squad is on the verge of being trimmed, reports The Chronicle.
Ligue Un side Lorient are interested in taking Yoan Gouffran and Manu Riviere back to France this summer, both on permanent deals.
Although Gouffran has played in the last two matches, the club are inclined to sell the forward who is in the last year of his contract.
As for Riviere, the youngster could be in line for a lead role in a remake of The Invisible Man as nobody has seen him near the first team since the last game of Steve McClaren’s reign.
Just to complete the good news about shearing the deadwood from the squad, St Etienne are interested in taking Henri Saivet on loan for the rest of the season.
There is a real sense that the summer’s business has building toward the final week of the window. Most signings are in place or in the pipeline with those who have served their purpose set to be shipped out.