Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has held clear-the-air talks with Sylvain Marveaux.

The Evening Chronicle says both Evian and Nantes were prepared to take the winger on loan while Evian also wanted Gabriel Obertan but United refused a deal due to Jonas Gutierrez's departure to Norwich City.

Marveaux has since cleared the air with Pardew.

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