The 26-year-old joined United from Rennes last summer but persistent groin and hip problems then restricted him to just 10 appearances.
“It’s a target for Sylvain Marveaux,” Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.
“He’s seen that Hatem’s come back from long-term injury and made the France squad.
“Hopefully, it’ll be the same with Sylvain. That’s the next project for him.”