Stamford Bridge side target St James’ Park wide-man.
CHELSEA are keen to revive their interest in Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa next summer.
Blues are ready to pay £12million for the French midfielder.
SOURCE: The Sun
Whilst Hatem Ben Arfa has been in excellent form over the past 18 months and the Magpies poor Premier League form could well lead the former Marseille man to be considering his options, Chelsea would appear to have a lengthy list of young wide attacking talent on their books, why then would they look to bring in yet another option?
With the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard & Victor Moses vying for wide roles on a regular basis and with quality talent such as Ryan Bertrand, Marko Marin, Lucas Piazon and soon to be sold Daniel Sturridge not getting a regular look-in, is there room for the Newcastle United man?
Alan Pardew has been unable to get his side hitting the heights they attained last term and as such a number of their big stars could be vulnerable to possible interest with Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote also likely to be targeted.
Hatem Ben Arfa has bounced back from a lengthy injury lay-off to produce a consistent run of form over the past 18 months.
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