Birmingham boss Clark admits push for Newcastle's Ben Arfa

Birmingham City boss Lee Clark has admitted interest in Newcastle United outcast Hatem Ben Arfa.

Birmingham City boss Lee Clark has admitted interest in Newcastle United outcast Hatem Ben Arfa.

Speaking after his side’s 3-0 loss at Wigan he indicated that talks would be conducted between the clubs in private.

Clark said: "We will see. We will see if anything comes up that is different to what we have got. You never know.

"It goes a bit crazy in the next 24, 48 hours and something might drop that could be of interest to us."

Ben Arfa was in the stands for Newcastle’s 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace.

Clark said: "He’s obviously a Newcastle United player and there’s a situation up there with him not being in the team.

"But I don’t want to talk about any other teams’ players. If anything was to happen we will let you know."

 
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