Yohan Cabaye says Lille fullback Mathieu Debuchy wants to join him at Newcastle United.

Cabaye left Lille for the Toon last summer.

"I told my friend (Mathieu) Debuchy he should come here. He said he would love to come to England and Newcastle. He would like to come here," he told The Journal.

"Newcastle now has a big reputation in France. When we play, French TV now shows Newcastle games. They try to show every game and support them."