PSG Ready Big Offer For Magpie Midfielder – But Is It Silly Enough?


Last week we heard that Monaco, who have just been promoted back to the first division in France, after being down below for two seasons, were after Hatem Ben Arfa, and now there is a report today that Paris Saint Germain want Yohan Cabaye.

yohan cabaye i can't hear you

Yohan Cabaye – who’s that calling?

PSG have been linked with wanting Yohan since their Director of Football, Leonardo, mentioned his name as somebody the Paris based club were interested in a few months ago.

And both Monaco and PSG are owned by Billionaires, and it doesn’t seem that the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules are having much effect on stopping these moguls coming in and spending their own money on players – rather than having it be the club’s money that is spent.

UEFA President Michel Platini is trying to get football clubs run like businesses, where they use their own money and balance their books financially – an odd idea to a lot of financial people involved in football it seems.

The news today is that PSG are readying a £15M bid (we are assuming its in £ but European clubs deal in €) for the 27 Year-old French International, who Newcastle signed from Lille two years ago for €5M – which is about £4.3M.

Cabaye signed a five-year deal and still has three years left on his contract.

PSG won the French League last season and will go straight into the group stages of the Champions League, and Cabaye at PSG would be front and center in the eyes of the French manager Didier Deschamps – for the World Cup squad in Brazil next summer.

We think this offer will be met with a swift dismissal by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – because Mike will only sell his top players for silly money this summer – and although that’s a £10M gain in two years on Cabaye, it may not be silly enough.

Mike Ashley will want more than a mere £15M – and it could be that £25M is Yohan’s price – if indeed a club is to prise him away from Tyneside this summer.

The French International is also said to be Ashley’s favorite player at Newcastle, and that may add a couple more million to his price. 😀

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34 comments so far

  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Id go 4 Ricky Lambert, less than 5 million and Shane long or Andy Weimann, similar enuf players along with Cisse and with Adam Campbell breaking in2 the first team this year, as for Cabaye, 25m and he’s gone, maybe we’l go 4 big Andy then

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Haha double it will be what they are told

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  • check the toastie

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Next season will be a nightmare as Pardew is a clown, and our best players are sick. The club is being destroyed by Mike Ashleys lack of passion and reluctance to throw himself into the club 100%.

    PARDEW OUT.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #4

    cabaye 25 mill.
    buy siem de yong 10mill.
    belhanda 8 mill.
    sakho 8mill.
    you choose?????????????????????????

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 6m

    Daily Star: Monaco have offered Yohan Cabaye €570k per month and a 4 year contract to leave Newcastle, they claim.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Here is a question, would you sell Benny and Cabs for 50 mill?

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  • IITianToon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #7

    But why?

    1. At least on the non footballing side, Cabaye is happy here. His best friend and his wife’s best friend (Mr and Mrs Debuchy) live here.

    2. With so many French national team canidates here, Newcastle are as much the front and center in the eyes of French football as PSG, arguably more so.

    3. Continuing in the same logic, if we get Sakho, wouldnt our team form the backbone of the World Cup squad. In that way, if World Cup selections is the issue, it is better if he stays in Newcastle, and the French contingent find a rhythm, which they can replicate in Brazil a year later.

    4. Ashley’s best player. Has to be silly money to prise him away. 32m euros.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #8

    toon-prodigy.
    the fat controller will if he gets offered that dosh.he’d sell his own ass for a fiver lol

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #9

    25 million for Cabaye? Are you crazy. If the 15 is offered hes gone. Hazard was the top player hence the big money Chelsea paid. Hes a good player but not in the same class as Hazard

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    ” Do I think we needed to buy players this summer, I think maybe we could ‘ave done wiv a body over the line, but it’s a difficuwt window make no mistake, but what we done in January and I can’t thank Mike enough for that, he didn’t ‘ave to spend the way he did, trust me, wiv what we’ve got in the biwding we’ve got our sights on that top half “

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  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    I’ve heard it said that cabs is overated and disappears in games but we hav 2 remember that he is being played as a defensive midfielder which is not his position, but if we can get big money 4 him and get 3 in 4 wot we get 4 him i’d let him go, would love 2 c us getn Carroll 2, I kno sum people r against it but I think Andy Carroll is wot we need, the game we play isn’t gonna change under Pardew and Carroll on the end of long balls, wel, he rarely comes out second best, get him in

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    I remember thi stime last year sitting n the blog and writing all the possible signings we were going to make .

    We only ended up signing Anita and …… Amalfitano .

    I just pray this year its not going to be the same .

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #13

    Jazzy,

    Haha, I’d take 44 mill so long as it was wacked into a kitty for next season 😮

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  • geordie157

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #14

    50mill for those two would be too good to turn down.

    That money could buy us

    Carroll 15m
    S De Jong 10m
    Sinclair 6m
    Ince 6m
    McCarthy 6m
    Belhanda 9m

    resulting in a 3m net spend. if only it was that easy.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    Geordie,

    Canny little list there.

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  • colwell

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    One thing I hope we don’t do is sell our more valuable foreign players and go down the Kenny Dalglish route of buying shite English players for top money.

    If we sell Cabaye lets actually replace him with an AM Tiote and Sissoko are DM’s.

    We need skill and pace in this window something we lack so bad.

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  • Harley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #17

    There isn’t a player at the club I wouldn’t accept 20million for, as long as that 20 is invested back in the team.

    Toon prodigy you asked would we accept 50 for benny and cabs, I’d snap your hand off.

    If that money was invested we could get a load of players of that calibre.

    Anyone paying over 20 million for any of our players is paying way over the odds.

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18

    Sell him, and people who reckon hes worth 25 million, ask yourself how many 25 million pound players finished in the bottom half, id sell ben arfa aswell. Get someone in who plays regular

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  • IITianToon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #19

    If Pardew plays Gutierrez on the first game of next season, I think I’ll go insane.
    We HAVE to get a proper winger!!! Is there any chance of us getting Mertens and Lens. With Dastardly in charge of affirs, I’m afraid not 🙁

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #20

    Colwell
    The shi..e english players finished above us pal

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Cabaye OUT

    James McCarthy IN

    Pardew logic

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  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #22

    geordie157

    Hav 2 agree, although Benny is brilliant 2 watch, with Pardew here he doesn’t really suit his game and picks up injuries and misses a lot of games, at that money we should let him go, should offer wigan Jonas as part exchange for McCarthy, good way 2 get rid

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #23

    I don’t know what is going to happen, but to be honest I don’t think much will happen though!

    …we might loose one or two profiles (there is a lot of ifs and buts here mind you), but all I am hoping is that we are not pulling a QPR 🙁

    Hope we stay the hell away from EPL has beens who are overpaid and overpriced and I cannot see us buying British talent unless we can pull a Nick Powell (they simply cost too much)

    I just hope Pardew, Carr and MA have agreed on a style of play this time around and that they are going after players who fit into this.

    No more buying players who fit into a 4-3-3 if all Pardew wantas is to play 4-5-1 hoof it or a very ineffective 4-4-2 that might get you point if you have two goalscore who can score from anywhere.

    Bit of a gamble and quite boring 🙁

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Id sell Cabaye, tiote and ben arfa. We finished in the bottom half and were poor all season. People saying 20 million haha no chance.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #25

    Harley,

    I agree, these billionaires can come and splash there money about all day for me.

    Benny, Tiote, Cabs, Santon, Colo should be on show from a stall doon the quayside this morning.

    Let these Monaco and PSG money men pull up in their yaughts and take there pick haha

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  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #26

    if we’re gonna play Sissoko and Anita as defensive midfielders then Cabs goes maybe Marveaux wil get a chance 2 play in the middle wer I think he’s a lot better, def need a few good wide men and a couple of strikers, need a center half 2, ther’s really only 1 player at the club that id b gutted if he goes and its Colo, our best player and our leader

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  • sparky55

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #27

    I hate being negative about this whole thing but when we do sell cabs and Hatem and Tiote, all the money we get will NOT go back into the team. We will be lucky to get 38 million for the three of them, 15 each for cabs and Hatem, and that will pay for carroll and some off pink replacements for the purples we’ve lost.

    Ashley will have 10 million more in the bank in August than he does now even after buying carroll.

    this club is not being run by owner who wants success…it’s being run for profit like everything else in Ashley’s life and as soon as spurs let him invest in their club he’ll dump us in a flash.

    Until such time prepare yourself for continual disappointment and don’t dare dream…you’re wasting your time

    On a positive note…we’re still in the premiership and we’ll enjoy some high and lows so business as usual…it’s the drug none of us can do without and we’ll put up with as much sh!te as is thrown at us because it’s the nature of the beast.

    All good fun!

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #28

    And this theory of “he was good though last season”. That makes no odds, not gonna get the big bucks on a season ago form

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  • Harley

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Players I’d love to see at the club, who I think we have a genuine chance of signing.

    Carroll
    Long
    Gameiro
    Lens
    Bellhanda
    Sinclair
    Ince
    Weiman
    Sakho

    There’s plenty more but any of the above would improve us. If it means selling a purple to get 2 or 3 in I’d welcome that.

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  • scout

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #30

    The purples should be rebranded as browns imo, nearly 70 goals shipped last season, what a shower

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  • Patoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #31

    sparky55

    I hope ur wrong, I think its a bit early 2 rite of Ashley, he invested in Jan and has told Pardew ther is money available this summer 2, the window hasn’t opened yet and maybe bcos of wot happened with Remy they are tryin 2 keep their moves under the cosh til the deals r done, the window isn’t even opened yet

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  • bills-son

    Jun 2, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Here we go again with the “Ashley is only in it for the profit” Really?

    He’s a billionaire, SD will make close to £300M profit this year and some of you lot think he’s bothered about trousering and easy £10m profit on one or three of our players? Get a grip man.

    Ashley can afford to stick two fingers up at club making bids and when he says silly bids only will be considered he really means offering way over what a player is wort – like the AC bid which Ashley personally insisted had to be £35m to sell.

    I’ll stand here and set myself up to be ridiculed but I bet Ashley shows his ambition this summer by making signings that stagger you all.

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  • naptoon

    Jun 2, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #33

    hope you are right about that billson … he surprised me in jan so i hope he carries on where he left off just at the min it seems a bit deja vu from last summer … lambs/charnley/pards on hol, meetings to take place next week, alleged priority targets talking up other clubs … fingers crossed.

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  • Jinky Jim

    Jun 2, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #34

    35 and counting

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