Russian Billionaire Wants Cabaye At French Club

News today that French club Monaco are preparing a bid to tempt Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye to the club in the summer, as Russian Billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev prepares to do a Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG or QPR – take you choice of other clubs where Billionaire owners have come in and spent massive money in the transfer market and on players’ wages.

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Yohan Cabaye – wanted at Monaco

And we wonder why this is allowed to continue by UEFA with the Financial Fair play rules meaning that club have to balance their books within a few seasons.

But Newcastle are expecting some offers to come in for Cabaye, and Mike Ashley says he will not sell the player – but of course if a club comes in and offers what Liverpool offered for Andy Carroll – £35M, we’re sure Mike would sell.

But it would take silly money for the Newcastle owner to sell his favorite player.

Monaco were relegated in May of 2011 to Ligue 2 and Rybolovlev bought a controlling stake in the French club seven months later.

They are currently on top of the league with 58 points from 29 games, and four points ahead of second placed Nantes.

The Russian Billionaire wants to bring in a number of top players in the summer, and he has already expressed his interest in Wayne Rooney, but the England player will be going nowhere in the summer.

The news is that Yohan Cabaye, now one of France’s best players since joining Newcastle nearly two years ago, is Monaco’s number one transfer target.


Russian Billionaire owner of Monaco – Dmitry Rybolovlev

Cabaye could well become the Newcastle captain if Fabricio Coloccini leaves in the summer, and it’s very likely he will get an extension on his five-year deal, which runs out in 2016.

We’d be very surprised if Cabaye is allowed to leave Newcastle in the summer, but there are clubs who have more money than sense – and Monaco could be one of those clubs this summer, and the initial bid is said to be around £20M.

What do you think?

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18 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Double that 20M

  • ~ Phoenix Warrior Perch~

    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    For the right price of 35mill minimum, cash up-front.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Every player has a price.

    Silly money and you sell.
    That’s how you build a club if your billionaire is unwilling to spend his own cash.


    Mar 24, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Hmm yeah don’t see this happening at all

  • Krul to be Kind

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #5

    It worries me!

    Why wouldn’t a mega rich French team want him?

    The question is though… does he fancy Monaco?

  • carl

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    Have you seen the tribute twitter account set up by fans APardewsBeard
    Promoting that he now radiates gravitas.

  • english yeoman

    Mar 24, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d be off like a shot – It’s one of the nicest places on planet earth so if it was a choice between that (on daft cash) and schlepping round the benton training ground… where’s me passport?

  • lesh

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Let him go, he’s rubbish! Monaco’d suit hin to the ground: That club’s got no ambition, the town’s got no style, miserable people, crap weather, no social scene to speak of – Cabaye and Monaco, a perfect match!

    Well, he might just be convinced by that……, well, Mmm., perhaps just a little bit?

  • Ben_W

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Cabaye would be the player I’d least like to lose of every player of ours. Would want 30m AT LEAST for him and they wouldn’t pay that for him.

    I think as a whole we all value our guys pretty high, mainly due to the whole AC deal but I can’t think of many people I’d swap Cabs for so would need enough to replace him with someone pretty immense!

  • Lucky Les

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Ben You are right about Cabaye he is the main man.Hopefully no silly money will be offered as Ashley has said we will only sell for silly money .

  • numba9

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #11

    We must keep hold of cabs and Benny this summer seems colo will be off and some squad players. A striker and a cb purples and with no injuries next season we can be lookin at champs league

  • Somerset Mag

    Mar 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Shame he can’t take decent corners though……

  • sps80

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #13

    There is no Champions League w DePardew

  • wynsleap

    Mar 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Why do we give credence to all this made up transfer speculation.?

  • geordiesteve520

    Mar 24, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #15

    From what I know about this Russian, he has invested heavily and holds lots of interest in the bank of Cyprus, whether he will still have money when everything kicks off there, remains to be seen. But it would take nearer £35m-£40m to get the Dreamboat.

  • ende

    Mar 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Sure, for 40m he can go.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed – No quotes or anything!!?? Seems like you made this one up big time.


    Mar 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #18

    Don,t believe this post for one minute !

    Anyone wishing to get Cabaye away from us will have to bid at least 40Mil + ! If any such bid came it would be from a club like Barca or Real Madrid or Bayern Munchen or even Manure or Chelski and not Teams like Monaco?

    Not going to happen, me-thinks ?


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