Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is chasing Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier.

The Sunday Express says Pardew believes that Grenier, who is in the French World Cup squad, is the player to fill Yohan Cabaye's shoes.

Newcastle will have to pay around £10 million for the 23-year-old who is already aware of the interest.

The Geordies fell to pieces following Cabaye's departure in January to Paris Saint-Germain and Pardew is desperate to strengthen his squad in the summer transfer window.

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