Nantes have declared Nigerian winger Moses Simon is not for sale amidst winter transfer interest from Newcastle and Rennes.
The 27-year-old will enter the final year of his contract at the French Ligue One side this summer and has rejected extension offers SportsRation gathered.
Last Summer, Moses Simon was the subject of a bid from Nice, the 5 million Euros offered below Nantes’ valuation and so the winger stayed.
Simon has appeared 15 times so far this season with 5 goals to show. FC Nantes manager Antoine Kombouare has high regard for the Super Eagles vice-captain and will look to keep the forward at least till the summer.
Newcastle are quoted by multiple sources with interest in Simon this month but the high-flying English Premier League side will have to cough out £20 million for a deal to happen.
Meanwhile, Nantes will today face Lyon in a French Ligue One clash at the Beaujoire Stadium.
Simon and his teammates are keen to extend a three-match unbeaten streak which has created some distance between themselves and the relegation zone as they push for a top-seven place.
With the mad scramble on for players in the January transfer window, Moses is one of many players bookmakers are tipping to make a move.
A look at the major bookies in Nigeria on betting comparison site betting apps shows the Nigerian forward is an odds-on pick to make step up in this window.