Hatem Ben Arfa has been making front page headlines in France with it being reported he is on the verge of joining Ligue 1 club Nice.

The French media reports say that the midfielder’s representatives are meeting Newcastle United officials today to try and complete the termination of his current deal.

hatem ben arfaThe French international has a medical scheduled for Monday if all goes well.

Only at Newcastle could we have the potential for Hatem Ben Arfa completing his move away on the same day Alan Pardew’s move to Crystal Palace was confirmed.

Ben Arfa was Alan Pardew’s first transfer signing, with the deal completed while the player was recovering from the assault by Nigel De Jong after Chris Hughton had originally brought Hatem to the club on loan.