Newcastle boss Pardew determined to hang onto Liverpool target Ben Arfa

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is determined not to lose Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is determined not to lose Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer.

Liverpool were after the talented midfielder in January but were knocked back, says the People.

However, since then Ben Arfa has spent more time in the treatment room than out on the field, and been in court on Tyneside and fined for motoring offences.

Liverpool plan to come back and tempt the Geordies with a swap deal involving Andy Carroll for the unsettled Frenchman.

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