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Lille won't sell Thauvin

Lille chief Michel Seydoux has again insisted that they do not wish to let starlet Florian Thauvin leave.

Last Updated: 04/08/13 at 22:31 Post Comment

Florian Thauvin: Set to stay with Lille

Florian Thauvin: Set to stay with Lille

Lille beat a host of clubs to his signature in January, after which point they allowed him to re-join his former club Bastia for the rest of the season.

Thauvin performed well for Bastia in the final few months of the season, and recently played a starring role in France's Under-20 World Cup win.

Marseille, along with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City, have been strongly linked with Thauvin - but Seydoux is insistent that he will be staying put and making his debut for Lille this season.

"We know exactly what we want at Lille and I am stubborn. We will take our time for Florian to adapt to the group as we did in the past with Gervinho or Dimitri Payet," said Seydoux.

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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