Bassong set for Newcastle exit

Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong has revealed he is in talks with two clubs over a summer switch from St James' Park.

The 22-year-old French-born Cameroonian, who has made 30 league appearances for the Magpies - is expected to leave the club during the close-season as the North East giants prepare for life in the Championship following their relegation.

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Aston Villa have all been linked with restoring the powerful centre-back to the top-flight of English football.

And the former Metz man has now confirmed that he is in discussions with a pair of clubs over a potential deal.

"I have started to negotiate with two English clubs," he told Aujourd'hui Sport.

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