Report: These three Newcastle misfits 'surplus to requirements', will leave this summer

Newcastle are reportedly ready to part ways with Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan and Yoann Gouffran.

According to The Sun, Newcastle have made Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan and Yoann Gouffran available for transfer, with all three expected to leave this summer.

After narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day of the Premier League season, a revolution is expected on Tyneside this summer, with a new manager set to arrive and signings desperately needed.

Part of the overhaul will of course include players leaving the club, with many fringe players destined to leave St. James' Park.

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot and centre back Mike Williamson are heading for the exit door according to The Sun, and three more players have now been told that they are 'surplus to requirements'.

The first is Algerian midfielder Mehdi Abeid, who had been featuring under Alan Pardew but now looks set to leave Newcastle, with former club Panathinaikos interested in his signature according to The Chronicle.

The other two players are both French wingers, with Gabriel Obertan and Yoann Gouffran set to leave, with neither able to impress the Magpies faithful.

Obertan, 26, has made little impact since joining from Manchester United in 2011, whilst Gouffran is known for his hard work but has only managed 12 goals in 88 games for Newcastle.

It would be little surprise to see both players head back to France after poor spells in England, but Newcastle are moving quickly to make sure the deadwood in the squad are shipped out as the transfer window approaches.

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