HATEM Ben Arfa is in advanced talks over a move to Nice, according to a report in his native France.
The forward, who is not wanted at loan side Hull City or parent club Newcastle United, is expected to move on again in January.
And according to French TV station Canal+, the player is in talks with Ligue 1 side Nice.
Ben Arfa’s contract at St James’s Park ends in the summer, and Canal+ suggests that deal may be terminated in January to allow the player to leave.
Lille are another club interested in Ben Arfa, the TV station goes on to claim, as well as a number of Spanish clubs.