Yohan Cabaye is hoping Newcastle United can capture
The Magpies have been trailing the 27-year-old Lille right-back for some time, but has yet to tempt the French club with an offer that comes anywhere near its valuation of him.
However, Cabaye, who made the same journey last summer in a £4.8million ($A7.2 million) switch that proved one of the bargains of the transfer window, is confident Debuchy wants to come.
He told The Journal: "Mathieu has made a very difficult to decision to leave Lille, but he has made the decision. Now I hope Newcastle push for Mathieu and I want them to do the deal.
"I spoke with him two days ago and he told me he wants to come. I hope
"He wants to play for Newcastle and I hope that he comes to Newcastle because, of course, he is my friend, but also a very good player for Newcastle."
In addition, he faces an anxious wait for the release clause in striker
Real Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier is to leave the Primera Division side at the end of the season after turning down a contract extension, the Basque club has confirmed.