Hatem Ben Arfa is considering an offer to link up with his old boss.

Little surprise to learn that neither Alan Pardew or Steve Bruce are in the frame.

Instead it is ex-Belgian defender and former manager of Marseille, Eric Gerets, who wants to give Ben Arfa a route back into football.

L’Equipe report that Ben Arfa could be due to sign for Al Jazira, where Gerets is manager, with their information being that the player’s representatives are currently discussing a potential deal.