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Allan Saint-Maximin has made a cheeky request to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano about Everton defender Lucas Digne. The France international looks set to leave Goodison Park after a falling out with Rafa Benitez.

Allan Saint-Maximin has jokingly asked Fabrizio Romano if Digne will be joining Newcastle this Janaury.

The France left-back has fallen out of favour in recent weeks, and is now being linked with Chelsea, who will be without Ben Chilwell till the end of the season.

It appears that Digne will not be heading to Tyneside though, perhaps to Saint-Maximin’s disappointment.

Offering an update on Digne, Romano tweeted: “Lucas Digne will leave Everton, never been in doubt. Three Premier League clubs interested, next week will be key – Chelsea are still waiting to decide on LB situation. Flag of France #EFC

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“Again, Digne will not join Newcastle. No way – and Lille are still hoping to keep Sven Botman.”

The Toon’s star man had a cheeky response to the tweet though as Saint-Maximin jokingly asked Romano if he would be lining up alongside his fellow countryman any time soon.

“Ok Fabrizio just to clarify, is Lucas Digne going to join Newcastle?” Saint-Maximin wrote as a quote tweet.

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Toffees boss Benitez was open about Digne’s desire to leave Goodison Park, admitting he could not stop an unhappy player from leaving.

“It was very clear,” he said. “I want to ask a question to every fan or former player.

“What would Peter Reid say to a player who doesn’t want to be there? It is simple.

“I had a couple of conversations with him, he told me what he thought. So what do you expect a manager to do when a player is thinking about leaving?”

Clearing up his comments about the club legend, he added: “When I was talking about Peter Reid, I was talking about someone who cares, who was always pushing for the best from everyone on the pitch.

“That was the idea. So when I talk about that I am talking about myself also wanting everything from the players. When they do not do that, I can be upset.”

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