N'Zogbia issues Lyon plea

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Newcastle midfielder Charles N'Zogbia has urged Lyon to make an offer for his services.

Wantaway midfielder eager for move to France

Newcastle midfielder Charles N'Zogbia has urged Lyon to make an offer for his services. The 22-year-old has made no secret of his desire to leave St James' Park and he was booed when making a substitute appearance in Saturday's 2-2 draw with West Ham. Magpies boss Joe Kinnear has maintained that the Frenchman is not for sale and insists he will not be leaving in January. However, Lyon are now being credited with an interest in N'Zogbia and the versatile left-sided player has issued a 'come and get me' plea to the French champions. "I am tuned in to it all but, having heard several rumours, I would like to receive something concrete," he told Aujourd'hui Sport.

Approach

"It is up to them to approach Newcastle and me. I am waiting for them. Lyon, make a move! "Ligue 1 for me is an unknown. Therefore, in some respects, it is attractive." N'Zogbia, who is contracted to Newcastle until 2012, believes Kinnear is bluffing when he says he will not accept any bids. "The club want to sell some players, so why not me?" he added. "We will see if I get the green light. "We have tried to get information to find out my price but Newcastle have said nothing." Meanwhile, reports suggest Kinnear is tracking Rennes' 22-year-old Cameroon international midfielder Stephane Mbia and Toulouse full-back Albin Ebondo, 24.

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