Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is reportedly showing interest in Lens midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia.

The 19-year old Frenchman has been one of the most consistent players in France's Ligue 2 this season with his performances attracting the attention of Pardew.

The Magpies boss signed four French players last season - Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan - and it is believed that he may return to that market in the summer for the £2million-rated Kondogbia.

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