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Newcastle 'agree deal for Debuchy'

by AFP

LONDON (AFP) –

Mathieu Debuchy takes part in a training session at Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on October 8, 2012

Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy takes part in a training session with the French national squad at Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on October 8, 2012. Newcastle United have reached an agreement to sign Debuchy from the Ligue 1 side, according to the Press Association.

Newcastle United have reached an agreement to sign France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy from Ligue 1 side Lille, Britain’s Press Association reported on Sunday.

Newcastle failed to complete a deal to sign Debuchy during the close season but the north-east club have reportedly agreed to pay six million euros (£4.9 million, $7.9 million) to acquire his services in January.

Debuchy, 27, was a member of France’s first team at Euro 2012 and a move to Newcastle would seem him reunited with his former Lille team-mate, Yohan Cabaye, who joined the club in 2011.

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