Newcastle Expecting Bid For Their Top Midfielder


News in the Evening Chronicle today that Newcastle are expecting a bid from Paris St Germain for French International central midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

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Yohan Cabaye – PSG about to bid

The report suggests that Newcastle think PSG’s interest in Cabaye is genuine, and of course PSG manager Laurent Blanc has said a number of times this summer that he would like Cabaye at the Paris club.

And Alan Pardew has complained about Blanc talking about players he wants at the Paris club – and that was just before Alan said Newcastle want both Darren Bent and Loic Remy at Newcastle this summer. 😀

It seems fairly simple logic whether Cabaye will leave Newcastle this summer, and if the rich French club can up with a bid at or near £25M for the 23 times capped French International, then Newcastle will sell and then have time to bring in a replacement this summer.

However PSG’s bid is likely to be nowhere near £25M, and may not even be as high as £15M, and that would mean Yohan will be going nowhere this summer, unless a club like Monaco for instance come in with a very high bid, which is always possible we suppose.

Yohan joined Newcastle two years ago for  around £4.3M (€5M) from then French Champions Lille, and he had an excellent first season on Tyneside, when Newcastle finished 5th top.

But Yohan struggled a bit in the second half of last season, like many other Newcastle players, as we fought  against relegation and finished up 5th bottom of the league. 🙁

What do you think?

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224 comments so far

  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s gone IMO.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Why would you want to stay with this lack of ambition and the appointment of a clown as DOF.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    he went ages ago imho

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Players come an go all the time at clubs like ours. Got toaccept it and move on.

    I’d say we shouldn’t worry but with Ashley we always will as we don’t know if the replacement will arrive a day after, a week after or a year after.

    If players were replaced the same window this wouldn’t be a massive issue

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Bills
    Prob going to get huge abuse but mignolet is a better keeper and is consistent
    Timmy was all over the shop last season has p1ss poor distribution and doesn’t in anyway command his area, he flaps at corners and free kicks
    He’s like a goalie cisse, saves the blinders and fluffs the sitters

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #6

    no name on the back is bigger than the name on the front

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  • Offkey

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I think this was the plan when Kinnear came in. Sell a few fringe players and one big player to then reinvest………..in 2015. 😉

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Watch Fulham sign some trophy players with a new billionaire. Pards must be looking our rival teams all strengthening and thinking oh shit.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Spuggy

    The more clubs who get wealthy owners willing to spend the less financial fair play will have to do as they will worry clubs could form their own league if enough have big money.

    More and more clubs each year are gettin wealthier owners so its a matter of time until we slip away unless things change

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  • toon kk

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    MA waiting for the sale of one or two of our best players to fund other targets.

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  • ArtyH

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #11

    @ 7 What? Wonga? LOL’s

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #12

    We need a top quality commanding CB, ACM, goal scoring winger/2nd striker and 15 goal striker to have a hope in hell of reaching top 8 this season.

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  • Newcastle Brown Alien

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye swap for menez and gameiro please PSG. I’d actually love that. also bring in remy and have this team
    ———-krul———–
    deb-colo-MYM-santon
    —–sissoko-tiote——-
    menez—-HBA—-remy
    ——gameiro/cisse—–

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  • ArtyH

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    OOP’S Ment 6 not 7

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #15

    if he goes 25mil is a good price but theres no doubt he’s one of the first on the teamsheet !

    we do have the perfect replacements though so no need to buy a replacement as we have anita/sissoko/tiote/bigi who will be fighting for 2-3 positions but i would like to hear the words “any incoming funds will be spent on new players” and i’m not hearing that ^^

    i would trade cab’s (or his funds) for remy/sinclair and bent as we would be a hell of a lot better off imo

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  • DevonToon

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Sage, you telling me watching shay wasnt entertaining? I know its not nice watching our goal getting peppered, but watching timmy, shay or who ever make utterly ridiculous save is entertainment… It hard to really tell who wins you more points a season, a shay or a shearer, but id say keeper imo

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  • yorkymag

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #17

    Toon kk
    I think you may well be right
    Cabs 25m with the salary savings on perch and the other leavers is the summer pot
    Have to say thou if this gets us bent and remy with nice and a n other
    We will be a better team for it
    Sissoko in his right place next to mr t or Anita not sure we will miss the moody Frenchman too much

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Transfer. Totally agree.

    Football is now about big spending billionaires and the rest of mid to bottom table scrapers. We are currently the latter. Unless MA changes his approach or sells to a big owner we will never be successful. The big guns are here to stay now and the buy cheap policy is now being done by all our rival teams. Swansea are a team who have completely leap frogged us.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #19

    if ashley fails to get his appointments into gear he is in for a rude awakening for sure

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  • yorkymag

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Sorry ince not nice
    But it would be nice

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  • toon kk

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Unless we get quality signings in we’re going to struggle again next season.
    Every club is moving forward but us. Typical penny pinching MA.

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    Michu and bony are gonna be formidable next season.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    oooh its all in hand, bleat the accountants,ashley supporters and pardew lovers.the hole was small at first, now it looks like an atomic ground burst

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #24

    I wouldn’t mind if tiote went. Jonas as back up only.

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  • yorkymag

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #25

    Kk
    I not one to support Ashley at all but I think you are a bit harsh
    Lets wait to the end of the window and see
    I hate Ashley with a passion don’t get me wrong but I have a good feeling about this window

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #26

    go newcastle, re-affirming my belief that we have zero ambition.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #27

    What a shambles we are. Nothing but negative press from owner – manager – d.o.f and sponsor.

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #28

    they end is well into the season if any come in and dont ,cant perform wait for the excuse of they had no preseason blah blah blah

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #29

    I think our FBs are a weakness – too many players ghosted past debuchy and santon caught napping up field with no cover. Jonas hasn’t got the legs to cover anymore.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #30

    spuggy

    I think swansea under Laudrup will just get better and better. Great knowledgeable football owner and chairman and superb young manager.

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  • greg

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Krul
    Debuchy-Colo-Mbiwa-Santon
    Tiote-Sissoko
    Ben-Dejong-Sinclair/Ince
    Cisse

    Sub: Elliot-Staylor-Haidara-Anita-Jonas(dm only)-Marve-Gouffran

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  • beddersmag

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #32

    Overrated and not up for the scrap here. Has had more poor games than good ones for us imo. If we can get 20m snap their hands off. He will look fantastic at a top team where he can pull the strings under minimal pressure

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #33

    why post teams when we don’t know will be here you might as well put up your fantasy league teams

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #34

    guys i’m really looking forward to all these signings of HUGE flops all these clubs are making that can surely never make the grade in the prem >.<

    they should take a leaf out of toons books and stick with the same team as last year before buying in jan then we may get bent for 4.5mil instead of 5mil 🙂

    oh…hold on ashley and kinear on hols again all jan transfer window O.o

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  • cestriasteve

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #35

    £20 would be a good deal, also fits in with the sell to buy attitude at the club.

    This is going to give Pardew a few headaches he hasnt got a clue in midfield with Cabaye in the team so whats he going to do with him leaving??

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #36

    Devon

    Not saying given or krul aren’t entertaining but I think a striker is more valuable.

    With a good keeper and no good goal scorer the best you can do is draw. With a good striker you can win more I think.

    In reality all 20 prem keepers are good enough, some better than others but all do the basics well. I wouldn’t say that all teams had the same quality up front. I think there are only 5/6 very good strikers where all 20 keepers are at a good standard really

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #37

    If the season were to start today or Tommorow we will be prime relegation candidates FACT!

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  • yorkymag

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Bedders
    Completely agree
    I lost interest in him when he gave in when the going got tough
    He is not a fighter

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  • Spuggy

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda

    Agreed very exciting times for Swansea supporters. still can’t believe the DOF appointment.

    Ashley has all the money and making of a great team to bring in a top manager and improved coaching setup. Along with 40 million investment would see us competing for trophies. That money would be recouped by the tv money alone.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #40

    Spuggy

    Yeh top level football is all about money.

    Doesn’t mean you can enjoy your football a few leagues down…just as Newcastle fans we have been spoilt with consistent top flight football really.

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