Newcastle United are expected to attempt to complete the signing of Mathieu Debuchy this week and Yohan Cabaye hopes the club's hierarchy can finalise the deal.
The Premier League outfit have been chasing the France full-back for the majority of the summer as Alan Pardew seeks to strengthen the right side of his defence.
And Cabaye is optimistic Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias can complete a deal for his teammate from Euro 2012.
"Mathieu has made a very difficult to decision to leave Lille but he has made the decision," Cabaye told The Journal while on Newcastle's pre-season tour in Portugal.
"Now I hope Newcastle push for Mathieu and I want them to do the deal.
"I spoke with him two days ago and he told me he wants to come. I hope Derek (Llambias) and Mike Ashley will do the business now.
"He wants to play for Newcastle and I hope that he comes to Newcastle because, of course, he is my friend but also a very good player for Newcastle."
Newcastle defeated Braga over the weekend as Pardew's men continued preparations for the new season, when they will seek to improve on 2011/12's impressive fifth-placed finish.
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