Newcastle maintain defender interest
Newcastle are waiting to resolve their current issues with Danny Simpson before pursuing their interest in Mathieu Debuchy.
The Magpies haven't given up hope they can persuade the former Manchester United defender to sign a new contract and could hold more talks with the 25-year-old after he returned from his holiday in Dubai.
Having rejected their last contract Newcastle are also open to offers but would seemingly rather keep a player who has become a mainstay of their defence.
Should Simpson leave then Alan Pardew is thought to be very keen on bringing in Debuchy from Lille, sending a scout to watch him in action for France against Iceland on Sunday.
Debuachy admitted on Tuesday he would be very interested in a move to a Premier League and could be persuade to move to Tyneside due to the club's strong French connection.
"I would like to go abroad next season," Debuchy confirmed in a press conference.
"I like other leagues, but I really like the English style. However I don't know much more, I didn't talk with my club so far."