Ben Arfa set for return to Newcastle – after angering Hull boss Bruce

IN LIMBO ... Hatem Ben Arfa.
IN LIMBO ... Hatem Ben Arfa.

HATEM Ben Arfa is set for a return to Newcastle United next month, according to a report.

The forward joined the club on a season-long loan on September 1 after falling out of favour at St James’s Park.

But the Daily Mail report that Hull manager Steve Bruce is ready to terminate the loan.

Bruce took Ben Arfa off 10 minutes before the break in last weekend’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester United – and axed him for the midweek game against Everton.

Hull, however, have denied there is a rift between Bruce and Ben Arfa.

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