Ben Arfa’s future appears to lie away from the Stade Velodrome, and his agent Frederic Guerra spoke of Newcastle’s interest in his client when talking to tuttomercatoweb.
“Newcastle are not the only club interested in him, there are also three German clubs and other French clubs.”
Magpies' manager Chris Hughton therefore faces stiff competition for the player's signature, although it seems the interest of Italian side AC Milan may not reach fruition.
"We have seen Milan four times; in the last conversation they said to me that the player was of interest, but they can't do the business at this time,” said Guerra.
"As an agent, I couldn't ask the reason. The player doesn't have a problem with clubs to choose from and hasn't got a problem with Marseille letting him go."