Newcastle don’t want to sell Ben Arfa despite Italian rumours

TALENTED ... Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa.
TALENTED ... Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa.

HATEM Ben Arfa won’t be leaving Newcastle United before tonight’s transfer deadline.

Italian outlet Tuttomercato has claimed that the forward has been offered to Serie A club Inter Milan.

But Newcastle are not looking to sell Ben Arfa, who is set for a run in Alan Pardew’s side in the wake of Yohan Cabaye’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain.

And Ben Arfa’s will be in Newcastle’s starting XI for tomorrow’s Tyne-Wear derby at St James’s Park.