Mathieu Debuchy insists he is not focusing on anything other than preparing for France’s World Cup campaign – despite rumours linking him with a move away from Newcastle.

The right-back has enjoyed an impressive season with the Magpies but is being linked with a number of overseas clubs, with Italian side Roma and French champions PSG interested in securing his services.

But Debuchy told reporters at France’s World Cup training camp that he is fully focused on his national team and will let his agent deal with any speculation.

The 28-year-old told a press conference: “No honestly, I did not hear any talks over a possible transfer.

“For my part, I do not feel affected by it. I leave it to my agents to manage that and I remain focused on the World Cup”

Debuchy was in action for his country on Tuesday night, as France battered Norway 4-0 in a friendly and he played the full 90 minutes.

Also playing was former Newcastle man Yohan Cabaye, who may be influential in any Debuchy transfer. The pair are best friends – Cabaye was a key part of Debuchy’s decision to join Newcastle – and the relationship could be reunited again if PSG are interested in the former Lille defender.

Roma are also said to be interested in Debuchy and a move to Italy would see the Frenchman link up with former manager Rudi Garcia at the Olympic Stadium. Garcia managed the Debuchy at Lille and is understood to be keen on working with him again.