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Florian Thauvin to return to Marseille on loan

Newcastle United winger Florian Thauvin has returned to Marseille on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old arrived on Tyneside from the French club last August, but has headed back to the Stadé Velodrome for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign.

Thauvin has made 16 appearance for the Magpies since his signing in August Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

There is no option for purchase within the deal, so Thauvin will return to Newcastle at the end of the loan.

Thauvin has made 16 appearances for Newcastle to date, five of which were starts, and has scored one goal.

Newcastle 'make offer' for Roma striker

CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United have made an offer for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, according to reports in Italy.

The 28-year-old is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow and scored three goals for the Russian Premier League side in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage.

It's understood Newcastle have now launched a bid for the Ivorian.

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Newcastle's game against City postponed

Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League home fixture against Manchester City next month has been postponed.

The Magpies were due to face City at St. James' Park on February 28.

However, the Capital One Cup final falls that day and following Manchester City's progression to the Wembley final, where they will face Liverpool, the league game has been called off.

The club says the new date will be announced soon.

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