Newcastle agree Debuchy fee with Lille

Newcastle United have struck terms with Lille for fullback Mathieu Debuchy.

Newcastle United have struck terms with Lille for fullback Mathieu Debuchy.

PA Sport says the Magpies have finally reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side on a €6 million transfer after failing to land the player despite protracted talks during the summer.

The 27-year-old, a former team-mate of midfielder Yohan Cabaye, has made no secret of his desire to head for Tyneside, and a resolution to the long-running saga would come as a huge relief to manager Alan Pardew.

Sources in France have indicated that could now happen with the transfer window due to open on Tuesday, and that would come as a timely boost for Pardew after a difficult festive programme.

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