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Saint-Maximin reveals he's spoken to Man Utd and Liverpool target to convince him to join Newcastle instead

Saint-Maximin reveals he's spoken to Man Utd and Liverpool target to convince him to join Newcastle instead

He's available on a free in the summer.

Allan Saint-Maximin is keen for France international Marcus Thuram to join him at Newcastle United.

Thuram, 25, has attracted attention from clubs across Europe after impressing for his nation at the World Cup in Qatar.

He made five appearances at the tournament, helping France reach the final where they were narrowly beaten on penalties by Argentina.

The striker, who is the son of legendary French defender Lillian Thuram, is out of contract with Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga club are reportedly resigned to selling the striker in the January transfer window, rather than risk losing him for free in the summer.

It has been claimed that Monchengladbach could be willing to accept as little as £9.6m for the striker.

A number of European clubs are reportedly interested in Thuram, who has managed 41 goals in 119 games for the German club since joining from Guincamp in 2019.

United, Liverpool and Arsenal interested in Thuram

According to Sport Bild, Manchester United have expressed an interest in signing Thuram from Monchengladbach.

United are said to see Thuram as the ideal candidate to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, 90min claim that both Arsenal and Liverpool are also monitoring the French star.

Newcastle are also said to be interested in Thuram and Magpies winger Saint-Maximin says he spoken to his France teammate to help convince him to move to St James' Park.

Saint-Maximum reveals Thuram talks

Asked if he had spoken to Thuram about life at Newcastle, Saint-Maximin said: "Yeah, I will be honest, I have chatted with him.

"For me, he's a great player. I've known this guy a long time. I've been playing football with him when I was very young.

"I know all his family. He has great parents. He's an incredible guy."

Last month, Monchengladbach assistant coach Oliver Neuville admitted the club will struggle to keep hold of Thuram.

"He has a contract until the end of the season and I think it will be difficult for him to stay at Borussia Monchengladbach," said Neuville.

"Obviously I hope so, but we have to be realistic: if he continues like this he will have many offers especially from England and Spain and if he continues like this there is little hope he will stay."

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Topics: Borussia Monchengladbach, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Allan Saint-Maximin, Transfers, Premier League