Report: Hatem Ben Arfa holds talks with Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew

Newcastle United playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa reportedly holds talks with manager Alan Pardew as speculation surrounding his future continues.

Hatem Ben Arfa has reportedly held discussions with manager Alan Pardew amid doubts over his Newcastle United future.

The playmaker is said to have been involved in two dressing room bust-ups, the latest with Pardew coming after the Magpies' 1-0 defeat to Stoke City.

According to Chronicle Live, Ben Arfa, who is believed to be keen on staying at St James' Park, held heart-to-heart talks with Pardew this week.

Reports have claimed that Pardew is unsure on whether to include the Frenchman in the final four games of the season.

Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa and Cardiff's Aron Gunnarsson in action during their FA Cup third round match on January 4, 2013
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