No Offers For Cabaye – Newcastle Determined To Keep Him


We had mentioned last night that the rumor that Yohan Cabaye was in Monaco and had already had passed a medical,  would need to be addressed by Newcastle today, whether it was true or not – and true to form the club have denied today the story has any truth in it at all.

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Yohan Cabaye – no offers for the midfielder

We had cautioned that it all started with a tweet from French Football writer Robin Bairner, and he claimed the news was on the L’Equipe 21 web-site – but we couldn’t find anything on Cabaye  passing a medical  – and Robin also said he had it from a “sure source” who was in the medical team at Monaco FC  – but it was all false.

And indeed Newcastle have said that no offers have been received for any of their top stars including Cabaye – who is currently on holiday – after playing twice for France in their friendlies against Uruguay and Brazil in South America.

The Independent is reporting the news, and they are saying the deal was supposed to be for €28M (£23M) – which would have been a good price for the French International.

The news is that Yohan Cabaye remains part of Alan Pardew’s plans – and it will take a huge fee to move him this summer, since he’s also owner Mike Ashley’s favorite player on Tyneside.

And Yohan should be back to his best form once the new season opens, and he’ll be better off for the difficulties he went through in the last three months of the season with Newcastle.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – as the saying goes – and if that’s true quite a number of our players should be better off for last season’s travails.

But if that kind of a real offer did come in for Cabaye this summer, we think Newcastle would sell.

What do you think?

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238 comments so far

  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Jeff
    your DAD said 98% true???????????/

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  • Barras

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #2

    We love Torqtoon.

    I’m pretty sure I speak for most of the nufcblog.com population when I say that.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Only sell him if they re-invest every single last penny in this window.

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Ive been saying all morning its bull

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #5

    n iv been sayn all.mrng he was havng a medical checkup 😛

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #6

    toon252 – answer to Cabaye thread.
    Why hit out on me? I just posted what other people posted on Twitter. It was France television that started it all, then a guy on twitter found that gaming board that seem to be the source of it.

    The takeaway from my posts was that the only possible legit thing in this was that the guy profile name was the same as a rather obscure player out on loan from the club in question. If this was the same guy, it wouldn’t be impossible for him to be first one to break the news.

    And isn’t that rather expected to get pissed on when you claim something like this? Unless you have tons of credibility.

    So I wouldn’t say I did anything provoking.

    #Drunkboatrises
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/newcastle-deny-rumour-yohan-cabaye-is-in-monaco-for-medical-8659998.html

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #7

    pardews idea of freshening up the squad is to supply copious amounts of lynx in the changing room

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  • Barras

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #8

    So Coloccini is staying. If we manage to get a new Technical Advisor in, then in my opinion, we have managed to secure the two most important objectives for this window.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Torq

    Do you know any more details re: Thauvin mate?

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  • Barras

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #10

    If Pardew drops the ‘Coloccini is just like having a new signing’ line then we cannot slate him because, in this scenario, it is actually true.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Ummmm where have the club denied reviving bids????

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  • NUFCarter

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #12

    lille have said thauvin will definetley be playing next season for them. thats what ive read.

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France
    However, we can confirm that casual dialogue between Monaco and Newcastle has begun over the potential signing of Yohan Cabaye. #ASM #NUFC

    #Dreamboatmovingagain

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Slank + Novo, Yanga has got to be next to colo next year A) cos he is a top ball playing cb B) who better to adjust to the prem next to than super colo? C) why stunt the growth of two promising wingbacks santon/haidara D) cos a back line of Debs-yanga-colo-santon is as good as anything else in the league! I dont even think im being mental saying that!

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #15

    NUFCCarter

    That is dissapointing, thanks for the feedback.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Devon
    Absolutely spot on mate no way should yanga be playing LB or second fiddle to fat boy taylor in CB

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  • SuperShearer

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Betting suspended on Cabaye moving to Monaco. According to Sky.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #18

    this year:
    deb–mbiwa/douglas–collo–santon/hairdryer

    next year:

    deb–douglas–mbiwa–hairdryer

    santon used as cover for deb’s and hairdryer

    pls pls pls ideye or bony >.<

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Cabaye will have a great season if he stays and I would like to see Douglas come in at CB with Sayls or Mbiwa with Collocini going into DM and sell on Tiote

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #20

    i love cabs he’s a great player and has everything in his game.

    (here comes the but) 76 games 11 goals 11 assists tbh i thought he was better then this !
    and if we do get 20+mil for him there are better positions we need strengthening in i.e. wing/striker.
    we have plenty of complete mid’s in our team that would not weaken the team imo (anita/sissoko/bigi) would fit in snugly and not effect quality (could argue on bigi atm i suppose) and by selling cabaye could we get siem for a lower price maybe ?

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #21

    If cabs does leave, its gunna be for stupid money, we all know that. We have a really decent first 11 and a fair strong bench, hopefully any cabs money will be spent on players like P.E.A and De Jong. To be honest id Suarez ur face for that! No excuses this year, Mikes gunna spend some money this summer!

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  • Joe Blog

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Sell Cabaye, we don’t want finesse and style here, not on Pardew’s watch! Replace him with Phil Neville – he’s available on a free.

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  • toonluvva

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #23

    Only a matter of time before we lose cabaye, hatem, cisse, tiote & krul though.

    Why would flair players want to stay at NUFC?

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  • yo-yo

    Jun 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #24

    We need another playmaker / midfield general anyway – even if Cabs stays we need a Siem de Jong to improve our creativity. Marv is great when he’s on song but I still have doubts aboiut his resilience and consistency.

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  • Rooster

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Croftus, Jonas Guttierez, 4,001 games, three goals three assist! if I had a crystal ball ha ha

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Ps dont think for a second i want cabs gone, he would HAVE to be replaced, as he is the heartbeat of our mid… but the money being quoted is mental! U know mike will drive a hard bargain and PSG/Monaco wont mind over paying…

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Good evening guys

    I would not be too disappointed if Cabaye leaves as long it is to a club outside the PL and at a price in excess of 25m pounds.

    I dont actually think he is worth any more than 15m pounds and knowing Ashley, he will drive a hard bargain with Monaco.

    With the money, we could get 3 quality players in the mould of De Jong, Lens and PEA,

    Anita and/or Marveaux could step up and replace Cabaye.

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    @23 i dunno… Good fellow players, top support, hero status, pretty decent money etc etc thats why! Tiote mugged chelsea off to stay with us the other summer for eg! I think the team can feel we are close to sumthin!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Rooster

    I think you do Jonas a bit of a dis service here. His role in the team is changing and whilst he is no longer a creative player, his valiue is workrate which balances out against the more creative skillful players in the club.

    It was due to him closing down the QPR keeper that Goufran got the goal that ultimately kept us up.

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #30

    I dunno maybe im deluded…

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  • Dennis Twice

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #31

    Attack Cabaye attack attack!

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #32

    DEVON

    I dont think you are actually.

    I can see a good season ahead, even if Cabaye leaves. Midfield is our best stocked area in the team and if we can get this rechnical advisor appointed and working with Pardew, I believe with a couple of astute purchases anmd a more offensive playing style, we could give the top 6 a big push and even one of the cups.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    @29

    no one can call guti’s work rate or his defending tbh but imo he’s in an attacking role and should be judged on his attacking/assisting ect ! theres too much work he does that does not achieve anything imo as in no end product.

    he needs to be moved back if he would ever get into a team i pick as i personally think tiote position suits him most (this coming from a man who thinks all midfielders should have everything in there game like rob lee/anita/cabaye/sissoko/bigi) and think the position of defensive and attacking midfielder is a waste when a midfielder should be doing both.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Croftus

    Yes, I agree amnd that is why it is vital that Pardew buys two wingers of the likes of Sinclair, Mertens, Lens etc which would enable Jonas to move back into a more defensive role

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Sam Rhodes @SamuelRhodes_ 5h
    Le10Sport is reporting that Tottenham
    contacted St. Etienne over striker
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #36

    We are well short of competent pacy wingers. Jonas has lost his pace and creativity, Obertan should be sold as he is not given many opportunities now even though I beloeve of he were given constant specialist work at training, he would improve and Ben Arfa is nt direct enough and wants to beat everyone. He would be better used just behind Cisse.

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  • expatmag

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #37

    JAMSHA

    If this s right, then Bale is getting sold and Spurs are all cashed up

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  • DevonToon

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #38

    Rooster – i can only presume ur mocking his attacking qualitys? Cos those stats are pretty inaccurate… Since the 05/06 season he has started 277 games with 17 goals and 30 assists, still awful for a winger like…

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  • colwell

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Devontoon,

    Did you really say Debs-Colo-Yanga-Santon are as good as any defence in the league?

    Santon cost way too many goals last season and Debuchy gets caught out all the time both are much better going forward than defending.

    Colo and Yanga won’t work as there is no height between them Colo is awful in the air. Yanga was awesome at Lb add Douglas with Colo could be good.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back By Popular Demand

    Jun 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Afternoon lads.

    Don’t know about you, but I am shocked to see the twitter rumours of Cabaye completing a late night medical are untrue. Can we no longer trust the twits?

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