Frenchman and attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is currently in Paris training alone in order to keep fit after it has emerged in the last fortnight that his loan deal with Hull City is currently in tatters.
Steve Bruce had the following to say in a post-match press conference yesterday after his side lost to Chelsea:
“To be honest, I don’t know if Hatem is in Paris. That’s the truth. As for not playing again for Hull City, then at the moment he’s not in the squad and the transfer window opens in January. There are still conversations to be had with him, but at the moment he is not in the squad and he hasn’t earned the right to be in the squad at the moment. I don’t know if the report he is in France, or whatever it is, is true. I’m not sure.”
According to L’Equipe the loan agreement is on the verge of being cancelled.