Monday January 16 2012
Newcastle watch Benalouane

There are reports Newcastle United directors were in Cesena over the past few days to target Yohan Benalouane.

The 24-year-old French-Tunisian defender is hot property on the transfer market and manager Alan Pardew has set his sights on a January move.

According to ‘Le 10 Sport,’ Magpies representatives were in the stands for last week’s Coppa Italia match against Napoli.

He has been pinpointed as a replacement for Steven Tyler, who is out for the rest of the season with an Achilles problem.

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