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.
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.
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