Debuchy determined to leave Lille
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Mathieu Debuchy has reiterated his desire to quit Lille and seek a new challenge.

The right-back, who excelled at UEFA EURO 2012 for France, has been linked with Newcastle United and Inter Milan but has so far seen his attempts to depart from the 2011 Ligue 1 champions frustrated.

"Despite my commitment to Lille - the club is in my heart - I am 100 per cent committed to leaving. I want to leave LOSC," he told L'Equipe. "The coach wants to keep me but I will not change my opinion."

I am 100 per cent committed to leaving. I want to leave LOSC.
Mathieu Debuchy, Lille right-back

He admits, however, that the situation is complicated by Lille's insistence on bringing in a replacement before they sanction his exit.

"The discussions are not going very well," he said. "For now I am stuck in Lille. LOSC want to find my replacement before I am released.

"Ten, 15 players have been suggested to them but still nothing happens. There must be a little goodwill. It disappoints me and bothers me."