French Ligue 1 side Valencienes have made an official bid for Nigeria international defender Godfrey Oboabona.
Top official of Sunshine Stars Mike Idoko told MTNFootball.com: "The only team who have tabled a bid formally and officially for Oboabona are Valencienes from France.
“We have their document and we are studying it. We haven't got any contact from Newcastle over his services."
Idoko would not reveal how much Valencienes are willing to pay for the 22-year-old versatile player who shone at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
"I can't tell you how much, but Valencienes have made an official bid for him," he maintained.
Valenciennes were founded in 1913 and play their home games at the 25,000-capacity Stade du Hainaut. They won the French lower league championship in 1970 and 2006.
They are currently 12th on the 20-team Ligue 1 table with 40 points from 33 matches.
Several top European clubs including Arsenal, Lille and lately Newcastle United have been linked with the Sunshine skipper, who could play at centre back, right back or even as a defensive midfielder.