Mathieu Debuchy confirms Arsenal talks

Mathieu Debuchy of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014
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Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy confirms that he is in talks with Arsenal over a potential move to the club.

Mathieu Debuchy has confirmed that he is in talks with Arsenal over a move to the club.

The 28-year-old, who featured three times for France at the World Cup before their quarter-final exit, was reportedly expected to undergo a medical at the Emirates Stadium today.

However, despite posting a message saying "Goodbye Brazil. Hello Arsenal" on his Instagram account this morning, the Newcastle United right-back says that no move has yet been finalised.

"It is not I who posted it on Instagram," he told L'Equipe. "Everyone says that, but there is nothing done. For now, we are discussing. Arsenal is a great club, we'll see how it goes."

Debuchy joined Newcastle from Lille in January 2013.

Arsenal players celebrate victory with the trophy after the FA Cup with Budweiser Final match between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014
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