Newcastle United are looking to sell defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa this summer after a disappointing spell at the club. Yanga-Mbiwa joined Newcastle from Montpellier in January 2013, however, the central defender has failed to establish himself in Alan Pardew’s side. The defender looks set to move back to France, according to Mercato 365, with Lille keen on signing the former Montpellier skipper, although any move would require Newcastle to be willing to sell for a considerably less sum than the 7 million they paid for Yanga-Mbiwa. Newcastle endure a torrid second half to the season, but still managed to finish in the top half of the Premier League, and the Magpies are expected to reinvest in their squad this summer – especially in attacking options after seeing Loic Remy’s loan spell from Queens Park Rangers come to an end. Yanga-Mbiwa, who is contracted until 2018, made 23 Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season, starting each of the first six league games, but eventually found himself sitting on the bench more often than not.