Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is demanding all his French players take English lessons.

The Sun says Pards - who has 13 French speakers in his squad - is determined to improve the communication problems at St James' Park.

Pardew has BANNED translators from the club and will not tolerate any other language than English on the training pitch.

Newcastle signed six French-speaking players in January, including Mathieu Debuchy and Yoan Gouffran.