Red Devils Want Yohan Cabaye And Demba Ba

We have no idea if this news has much truth to it, but today the Daily Express is reporting that Alex Ferguson is putting together a bid to go after Newcastle’s Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye.

Yohan Cabaye – at the Euro 2012 tournament

Both players had sterling games and scored for Newcastle when we trounced Manchester United 3-0 at St. James’ Park in early January, and Ferguson couldn’t have helped be impressed with these two Newcastle players.

We’ve already had a long running saga with Demba  Ba this summer, or this year to be more accurate since Harry Redknapp told the world about his release clause in January, for £7M.

But it’s certain that Yohan Cabye will only be sold for what Steve McClaren calls silly money, and Yohan also had an excellent Euro 2012 for France, and was probably their best player at the tournament, and his price will be high, very high.

Of course there’s always a possibility that a club can come in with a daft offer for Cabaye, but Newcastle are now trying to build a top squad on Tyneside, and participating in the Champions League is the club’s next logical step forward.

The Manchester United manager needs both a striker and a central midfielder, according to the Express, and quotes the Scot as saying he’s working on “one or two deals”.

Newcastle are nothing if not thorough these days, and they have already thought through which players they would go after,  if a top bid they cannot refuse comes in before September 1st, but we don’t expect any of our top players to leave this summer.

The exception to that could be Demba Ba, who reports back to pre-season training this morning, with most of the rest of the Newcastle squad.

And we don’t even know what his intentions are at the moment, although he did tweet this on Tuesday night, about the reported interest by Liverpool:

“Holla back everybody. So much stuff about me lately. Rumours are rumours! Just forget about it. By the way I had the best holiday ever!!”

For the record, Cabaye played 38 games last season for Newcastle with 5 goals and 9 assists, and Demba Ba played 36 games with 16 goals.

Those are both excellent records, and we think Newcastle’s aim is to keep both players on Tyneside.

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20 comments so far

  • G

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    It says Tiote and Ba on f365’s gossip column too.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #2

    And so it starts… again. Everything had gone so quiet for a few weeks.

    Another paper said Ba and Tiote. Maybe they’ll just buy the whole squad.

  • G

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #4


  • gfp13

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Cabaye only got 9 assists? I thought he was atleast in double figures. Of course I’m wrong though haha. Must have seemed more since he got more after January when cisse joined. Both cabaye and dems must be kept, especially cabaye.

  • Shola Silences Nou Camp, Tiote Silences Indian Magpie and other mackems

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    no chance of cabaye leaving, as we are chasing debouchy. Papper would sell more with the rumours of MU buying debouchy AND cabaye. 😀

  • G

    Jul 5, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    You are right TDS, after all, it wasn’t AP who robbed Best of his chance, it was injury, and the astonishing form of Ba / Cisse

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    @tds disappointed in best with that he played until he was injured came back to fitness when cisse was on a hot streak not even bestys mum would have dropped cisse for him

  • gfp13

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    By got more after January I mean he got more after cisse joined than before sorry. Read that post back and confused myself a bit

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    So Man Utd. wants our precious 😉

  • Shola Silences Nou Camp, Tiote Silences Indian Magpie and other mackems

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    well i think that silence on the transfer front of our is a good thing, yes some targets may be known but it’s just a tip of an iceberg i believe. 🙂

  • Graeme

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    More rubbish re the “Red-nosed Wonder” I really cant see us selling Cabaye, not even for silly money – it would have to be exceptionally silly money to interest MA I think.

    TDS – what did Best think would happen? There are at least two better strikers than him at tooon, therefore he gets on the pitch only if one of them is out – same at every club!!

  • Levi

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    anyone seen the daily mail? it says we are close to sign debuchy and are in desperate need for a right back because danny simpsons left the club last month when his contract ran out. the journo must have just made it up as he went along as im sure most journos.

  • Gunner

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #14

    Arsenal should sell Robin van Pussie and try to get, Huntelaar, Demba Ba, even maybe Hulk. As for NU, Debuchy would be a dream come true.. also one dmf and striker is a must. Spuds will be stronger with AVB and money they planned have spended by the end of transfer window closes…

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #15

    Its all Made Up Lies – Do Our Players want to leave ??? Do They Hell …. All I would say is As we have Let Guthrie and Best Etc Go We should have had Players in before They went . Bet There is a Signing This week We Know Sod all About !!!!

  • saxonfenken

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #16

    If Danny left last month there must be a look a like at the training ground yesterday, Never believe anything (and I mean everything) in the Daily Mail.
    All Fergie has been buying lately are second rate players, not got a lot of money to spend these days.
    So I think we are safe.
    Look at Hernandez and Berbatov, sitting on the bench most of the time, So who wants to go and play there for half a season

  • sks_toon

    Jul 5, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #17


    I think Best is more frustrated by not getting a run out instead of Shola. I am not a huge fan of Shola but he has played very well for us in limited minutes as an impact sub that can hold the ball so he has been useful. I can see a case for Best getting more of a run instead of Shola though I am not at training so I dont see them every day. Good luck Besty except against NUFC…

  • GFH

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #18

    They are seemingly putting bids together for Van Persie and Modric too , at the same time as having to launch a stock market flotation to raise money , not for players but to reduce their crippling debt. This is all journo-hype, pretending to do a job reporting stuff which , in practise they only make up.

  • negative fan hater (jakesome)

    Jul 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #19

    can they afford cabs?

  • 89Norcal

    Jul 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Ba’s release clause sounds like it was a personal preference doesn’t it? To be followed through only if he wishes to leave? That’s the impression I’m having seeing as a condition was the buying team must be a CL contender.

    In that case any club offering only 7M is unlikely to compel him or the board too much as he’s made it clear he loves playing for NUFC and is certainly worth the 7M for us.


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