They also claim the Tyneside club is on the verge of being sold to a group from the United Arab Emirates.
The Newcastle fans were quick to react on social media to the report, with many of them stating that they were not falling for it this time.
The article claims Genesio is in Newcastle, he has a good relationship with the buyers and will sign a four-year deal.
The Magpies fans were right to feel cautious about the story, as Damian Spellman, the North-East sports reporter for the Press Association, warned the Toon Army not to be sucked in by the news.
In a Tweet, he said: “I’ve been told not to get carried away by the speculation surrounding Bruno Genesio. Just had it knocked down by a second source.”
The claims made by Le Progres contradict what many British outlets have been reporting, as many of them have insisted that Steve Bruce’s appointment is imminent.
Some of the Newcastle supporters took to Twitter to voice their opinions, with a lot of them unwilling to trust the story.
One stated he ‘can’t believe people are actually believing this’ while another added it is ‘nonsense.’
Le Progres claim Bruno Genesio is in England and close to signing a four-year contract to become the new #nufc manager with the club on the verge of being sold to a group from the UAE. https://t.co/EmKveVtemQ
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) July 16, 2019
It just gets funnier!????
— alan brown (@AlanMagpie99) July 16, 2019
i’m not letting myself get excited until i see an official statement, been burned enough over the last month or so
— corey in the house (@boreycriggs) July 16, 2019
must’ve seen the season ticket numbers so they had to pull out the ole ‘verge of being sold to uae group’ trick
— ZacSaleski (@ZacSaleski) July 16, 2019
Can’t believe people are actually believing this
— ???????? NUFC_Fɪᴇʀᴄᴇ ???????????????????????????? (@FierceBassBoost) July 16, 2019
Here we go again…
— Gordon J Tait, PhD (@gordontoon) July 16, 2019
I think nobody should buy into this. Look at the facts, sports direct has taken a financial hit, season ticket numbers have plummeted and like clockwork transfer links and takeover rumours start doing the rounds again.
— Joel. (@Joel_R_91) July 16, 2019
Yeah, it also says we’re being taken over and the new owners want him. Nonsense.
— BurstOfTheStar (@BurstOfTheStar) July 16, 2019
If anyone believes this I have some magic beans for sale if your interested #NUFCTakeover
— choc (@stevensmart75) July 16, 2019