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Newcastle recruited Florian Lejeune and Allan Saint-Maximin to talk Boubakary Soumare into joining the club… only for the midfielder to be left unimpressed by a FaceTime tour of the club's training ground Newcastle were in hot pursuit of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare in January However, despite their best efforts, Newcastle couldn't convince him to join Florian Lejeune and Allan Saint-Maximin were tasked with trying to convince him Steve Bruce was ready to fly out to meet Soumare but player changed his mind 

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 16:05 GMT, 2 February 2020 | Updated: 17:02 GMT, 2 February 2020

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Newcastle reportedly handed Florian Lejeune and Allan Saint-Maximin the task of trying to persuade Boubakary Soumare to join the club but their attempts, which included a FaceTime chat, came to nothing.

Steve Bruce revealed on Friday that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley sanctioned an audacious £45million move for the Lille midfielder last week but the Magpies couldn't quite do enough to convince Soumare to join.

And according to L'Equipe, via Get French Football News, Newcastle's attempts became desperate as they recruited Lejeune and Saint-Maximin to try and prise their French compatriot away from Lille.

Newcastle were in hot pursuit of Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare in January

Newcastle were in hot

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