Chedjou welcomes interest

Lille centre-back Aurelien Chedjou admits he is feeling 'relaxed' about a possible summer switch to Newcastle.

Last Updated: 04/04/13 at 19:21 Post Comment

Aurelien Chedjou: The centre-back is reportedly being eyed by a number of clubs

Aurelien Chedjou: The centre-back is reportedly being eyed by a number of clubs

Alan Pardew is keen to continue improving his squad and could raid the French market again for the Cameroon international.

The 27-year-old is also on the radar of Spanish outfit Valencia although the Ligue 1 club are likely to demand a fee in the region of £12million.

And with the uncertainty surrounding the long-term future Fabricio Coloccini, Chedjou is seen as the Argentine's perfect replacement at St James' Park.

Speaking with Skyports.com, he said: "I am delighted when teams are being linked with me because it means that I am doing well.

"My agent (Gregory) Gelebert is working with the clubs interested in me, but I am relaxed about the situation.

"Newcastle have shopped in France before and with the likes of (Yohan) Cabaye and former Lille right-back (Mathieu) Debuchy there already, so I will be in a good environment.

"But there is nothing official with Newcastle just yet. It's all paper talk."

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