Newcastle favourite lined up by Euro giants for shock swoop

Newcastle United flop Hatem Ben Arfa could be in line for sensational move to AC Milan next month, according to talkSPORT.

The enigmatic French playmaker was a fans’ favourite on Tyneside during his spell with the Toon Army, but was often dropped for his perceived lack of defensive work and tendency to drop off.

A brief stint on loan at Hull City did not work out either, as questions about his commitment were raised and he was left in limbo, unable to sign for a club until this summer.

However, since returning to France, the 28-year old has once again found the sort of form that made him such a highly rated youngster.

Now with Nice, the former Lyon and Marseille attacking midfielder has already scored seven goals this term and earned a recall to the French squad ahead of Euro 2016.

In what would be perhaps the ultimate footballing redemption, European giants AC Milan are now understood to be tracking his progress in France and could offer him a route back to the big time.