The 26-year-old France right-back was in impressive form for Laurent Blanc’s side at Euro 2012, prompting interest from a host of European clubs.
Alan Pardew has enjoyed great success recruiting players from Ligue 1 in recent seasons, including Cabaye, and the French midfielder hopes his compatriot will complete a move to St James’ Park this summer.
“Mathieu has made a very difficult to decision to leave Lille, but he has made the decision. Now I hope Newcastle push for Mathieu and I want them to do the deal,” Cabaye told The Journal.
“I spoke with him two days ago and he told me he wants to come. I hope Derek Llambias and [owner] 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.”
Lille manager Rudi Garcia confirmed in June that the Ligue 1 outfit had rejected a £4m bid from Newcastle for the right-back.
However, Debuchy emphasised his desire to quit Lille earlier this month, with Serie A’s Internazionale also showing interest in the Les Bleus star.
“That is my priority [to join Newcaslte], although Inter also enquired about me,” Debuchy told L’Equipe.
“I am committed 100 per cent to the fact I want to leave Lille, I want to discover another championship.
“The coach wants to keep me and I will not change his mind, but I will do everything I can to move elsewhere.”
Debuchy has scored 17 goals in 288 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and won the French league and cup double with Lille in 2011.
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