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Pardew wants to strengthen Magpies' strikeforce

Newcastle United are hoping to complete a deal to sign France international defender Mathieu Debuchy.

The 27-year-old is expected to make a 5 million pound move from Lille after the transfer window opens tomorrow.

The Magpies were linked with the player last summer.

Alan Pardew would also like to strengthen his strikeforce - and there's continuing uncertainty about the club's leading scorer, Demba Ba.

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