BEN ARFA’S NICE WAITING GAME
THE French Football League is yet to decide whether or not former Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa can sign for Nice. The 27-year-old is keen to join the Ligue 1 club as a free agent after his Toon contract was cancelled – but could be prevented by FIFA rules which state a player cannot play for more than two clubs in the same season. Ben Arfa’s outing for Newcastle’s Under-21 team on August 25, before moving on loan to Hull, was deemed an official match by FIFA. Nice want Ben Arfa to play against Marseille on Friday.