Pardew Has No Worries About His A-List If Deals Fail
Aug. 4, 2012, 7:23 p.m.
MATHIEU DEBUCHY will attempt to force through a move to Newcastle United before they turn their attention towards other right-backs on Alan Pardew's list of defensive targets.
The Magpies are in Holland today for a pre-season friendly with Den Haag and are intent on adding at least two new players before the transfer window closes on August 31.
Newcastle, also in for Twente centre-back Douglas, are weighing up a move for another right-back after being warned by Lille that Debuchy is no longer for sale.
However that has not gone down well with the Frenchman, who is determined to force through a move to Tyneside to join former Lille team-mate Yohan
"My desire is to leave," said Debuchy. "I'm 100 per cent decided. I want to leave Lille. I've called [Lille president Michel Seydoux] and left him a message. I'm waiting for him to call me back to
clarify the situation.
"I don't understand it. One day, they tell me I can't leave because they haven't got a replacement for me. The next, it's because the offer isn't enough. The next, it's the president blocking me. I
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