Newcastle Utd boss says Debuchy is happy to stay

COMMENTS ... Debuchy.
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ALAN Pardew has claimed that Mathieu Debuchy is “happy” at Newcastle United - and not eyeing a summer move.

In an interview with a French radio station, Debuchy hinted that he was open to a move away from St James’s Park at the end of the season.

However, Pardew has spoken to the defender - a close friend of former United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, now at Paris Saint-Germain - to clarify his comments.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home game against Aston Villa, Pardew said: “I don’t think it’s accurate.

“I spoke to him, and he’s happy at this football club.

“He’s signed for another four years, I think. He’s done very well for us.”

France international Debuchy, 28, joined Newcastle in January last year from Lille.