Sport Clement Grenier could move to Newcastle to replace Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle made a reported £20m offer for the Lyon Frenchman

Magpies allowed Yohan Cabaye to join Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday and are looking to reinvest the £20m received in the highly-rated Frenchman

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After Arsene Wenger admitted that his defence needed bolstering, the Gunners are looking to express further interest in signing 23-year old <b>Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa</b> from French champions Montpellier. He has made 168 league appearances for Montpellier after making his debut in 2007 and recently earned his first cap for France. Yanga-Mbiwa has only one year remaining on his contract, so could be available for just £7m.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa targets Champions League after joining Newcastle

Latest French signing has high hopes

Yoan Gouffran

Newcastle see bid for Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran rejected

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Wine: Something for the weekend

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Get me out of here: York, Mexico, Monarch flights

Now... Starting today, until 28 March, Visit York has a promotion with a range of hotels offering a free dinner for guests booking a two-night stay. At 17th-century Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, the price for two nights including breakfast and a candelit dinner is £398. visityork.org

Michel Slitinsky, pictured in 2007

Michel Slitinsky: Resistant who exposed Vichyites

Michel Slitinsky was a wartime resister whose research was instrumental in the prosecution of Maurice Papon. Papon was a civil servant who served in the Vichy regime and played a key role in sending French Jews to Nazi death camps.

The Sports Matrix: Tuesday 11 December 2012

Rodallega heads Fulham to victory against Newcastle

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi tells Newcastle to draw inspiration from last season

Newcastle play Fulham tonight at Craven Cottage

Putting the boot in: Gloucester’s Freddie Burns, who scored 24 of his side’s points, gets another kick away

Burns kicks Gloucester to top as Irish stumble

London Irish 22 Gloucester 29

Newcastle United's Gael Bigirimana, centre, celebrates his goal against Wigan

Alan Pardew hints at possible loan moves for Newcastle youngsters

Youngsters struggled against Bordeux

Alan Pardew has seen his side slump since signing a new deal

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The Sports Matrix: Friday 7 December 2012

'Unflappable' Cook praised for record tally of centuries

Bordeaux's Cheick Diabate centre left, celebrates with David Bellion, after scoring against Newcastle United

Alan Pardew aims to bolster Newcastle team for the next phase of Europa League

Bordeaux 2 Newcastle United 0

Alan Pardew has seen his side slump since signing a new deal

Newcastle United flight to Bordeaux delayed by wintry weather

Europa League preparations hit by cold snap

Thierry Tilly was sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for kidnapping, psychological subjection, fraud and abuse of the vulnerable

'Guru' who conned French aristocrats out of £3.6m jailed

Fraudster convinced victims he was a  Nato masterspy sent to protect them

Gloria Knowles died after trying to feed the dogs, pictured, in the garden

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A woman has died after she was mauled by her daughter's pet dogs as she went to feed them last night. 

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