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Newcastle youngster leaves for Lyon

Olivier Kemen never played for the first team. Credit: PA

Newcastle teenager Olivier Kemen has completed a permanent move to French club Lyon.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who joined the Magpies from Metz during the summer of 2013, has returned to his native country for an undisclosed fee.

Kemen, a youngster purchased for his potential, was a regular at Under-21 and youth level, but did not make a first team appearance during his time on Tyneside.

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Newcastle's Mitrovic sent off inside 16 minutes at St James' Park Credit: Reuters


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Newcastle in talks to sign French winger

Florian Thauvin could be heading to Newcastle. Credit: PA

Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of French winger Florian Thauvin from Marseille.

If the Premier League club do strike a deal for the wideman, it is likely to involve Remy Cabella heading in the opposite direction.

It is thought the overall cost would be in the region of £12.5million,

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