AS Monaco are chasing Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa.

The People says Ben Arfa is on super-rich Monaco's hit-list, with a £10million move to take the Frenchman 'home' in the pipeline.

Liverpool had Ben Arfa in mind for a swap with Andy Carroll, but his campaign was so patchy that they have gone cool on the idea.

The Toon have been discussing a new contract with Ben Arfa, but the chance of a lucrative, tax-free, switch to the south of France may be hard to ignore.