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Thauvin snubs Premier League

Arsenal and Newcastle have missed out on the signing of French starlet Florian Thauvin after he opted to join Lille.

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Florian Thauvin: Snubbed interest from England

Florian Thauvin: Snubbed interest from England

Both Premier League clubs were actively chasing the highly-rated 20-year-old Bastia midfielder, but he has decided to stay in France.

He has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Lille, but will remain on loan at Bastia for the rest of the season.

"I am very pleased to join Lille," he told Lille's website.

"Lille offered me a beautiful sporting project, and I immediately liked it and with the support of my advisors we agreed straight away."

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