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Newcastle pushing to close deal for Lille fullback Debuchy

Newcastle United hope to close a deal for Lille fullback Mathieu Debuchy in the coming days.

The Evening Chronicle says sources in France say there has been frequent contact with Lille over the classy right-back in recent days, and after moves for FC Twente pair Luuk De Jong and Douglas have stalled the Magpies are keen to get Debuchy through the door.

Should the move be completed, Debuchy would still not arrive for pre-season training until the end of the month and would join his French countrymen Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye on an extended rest period.

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