Newcastle United are yet to open new contract talks with Hatem Ben Arfa.

The Journal says there is growing uncertainty over the France forward's future - along with that of fellow midfielder Jonas Gutierrez.

Both Gutierrez and Ben Arfa have contracts that run until 2015, but after a failed summer attempt to start talks with the former Marseille man, the club have not returned to discuss an extension to the forward's deal in the intervening months.

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