Newcastle set to miss out on Bautheac

Nice's Eric Bautheac challenges Damian Duff in a pre-season friendly. Credit: PA

Nice midfielder Eric Bautheac is set to snub reported interest from Newcastle and Marseille and stay with the club next season.

In a webchat on, he said: "Of course it's flattering when a club like Newcastle, OM or Lazio are following me, but I signed a three-year contract with Nice.