Is Yohan Cabaye On His Way Out Of Newcastle?


We’ve heard during this summer that Monaco, PSG, Tottenham and Manchester United are interested in acquiring Newcastle’s central midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and there has been fresh speculation in the last day or two that PSG and Manchester United may be ready to put in bids for the player.

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Yohan Cabaye – in action this afternoon against SC Braga

There’s just three weeks to go in this transfer window, so it’s getting a little worrisome in case Newcastle do accept an offer for the 22 times capped French International, and Newcastle don’t have sufficient time left to replace him.

But Alan Pardew has come out today, after the 1-1 draw with SC Braga to praise Yohan’s professionalism.

“You want to keep your best players.” “Yohan has been brilliant.”He is in a good place.”He is linked with clubs but that can’t harm his confidence.”I think he’s coped very well.”

Manchester United seem to have failed in their bid to get Cesc Fabregas to the club, but it seems the next in line could be former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric or maybe Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, and indeed there was news just two days ago that Manchester United had opened talks with Everton about Fellaini.

So Yohan Cabaye seems not to be the number one choice at Manchester, but of course he could be PSG’s top target, with manager Laurent Blanc continuing to talk about wanting him in the French press.

And there was news today in L’Equipe that Cabaye is a wanted man, but that Newcastle want as much as €30M for the midfielder.

It will take £25M or more for owner Mike Ashley to sell Cabaye, and we suppose the bottom line is that if a club does come in with that kind of money, Yohan could be on his way.

But then we would quickly need to replace him.

What do you think?

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154 comments so far

  • kevymartins

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Man that top is cool, I can’t wait to get it.

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #2

    so far no one knows if hes going anywhere and Pardews comments dont suggest he is.

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #3

    take that wonga logo off and that is one gorgeous top

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  • joppadoni

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #4

    agreed its a nice changed

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  • pawl250

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Love the top, better than our official top!

    Hope it goes on general sale, would buy it in a heart beat!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Where can we get this kit!!!!!

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  • toon1707

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #7

    If we can get 25 million for him and the whole lot is invested in the team I would be happy with that but what will happen is out of the 25 million we would probably spend 5 million of it if we are lucky

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  • blew

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Every day throughout the break we had this same story.
    We needed a rest and we got it with Gomis, each day for the last 3 weeks.
    We are back to Cabaye, every day for the next??

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  • dazla23

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #9

    if he wants to leave he will leave

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #10

    @Pawl I’m sure it will. They will make a fortune on it, a beautiful top.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed, the chances of us replacing ANY player, quickly, is NIL. We, as a club, just dont do quickly, it is alien to the management. We admitted we needed a CB 2 seasons ago – we are still waiting to see him!!

    We needed 2 strikers, last year, once Ba was sold off – we have brought a player in on loan, as the only 1st team recruit for this season.

    Quickly – they dont understand the concept. If Cabaye is sold his replacement wont be bought this year, Maybe Anita would get a game, which has to be a good thing!!

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  • Vask

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d take that top in exchange for Cabaye!

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  • Toonboy_84

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Agree with the majority. Kit looks great.

    I hope Cabs doesn’t go. Purely because we would never attract a player of his calibre to the club. When this lad plays well, the team plays well.

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  • nufc13789

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Did anyone see that Aubameyang scored a hit-trick on his Bundesliga debut.

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  • petchey22

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #15

    The kit is so nice wow, need to get is ASAP ????

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  • Steven

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #16

    That should be our away or third top .very nice .
    Cabs wont leave .no way

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #17

    anyone know how long tickets take to come after being ordered ?

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #18

    re The Kit:

    As I said earlier this is the members shirt. Therefore all season-ticket holders and club members will be able to purchase it. It is this seasons equivalent of the home shirt with the gold badge that was available last year.

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  • Vask

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Be that as it may however bundesliga does not equate to a friendly against the 3rd best club in portugal, I reckon he would’ve struggled to get a game in our starting line up and even if he did get on there’s no guarantee that he would’ve excelled, make no bones about it.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #20

    To many fans blame Pardew for our poor performances, which is true to a certain extent but the payers must take responsibility as well. Fans expect too much we’re just an average squad with a few talented players. Best not to expect too much until there’s massive investment which ain’t gonna happen.

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  • padthemag

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Thought we played ok today except we lack a proper playmaker and a hold up striker not really to much cutting edge and as for our super charged fitness levels I don’t see it really. We defo need more firepower and creativity, on the plus side really like the look of dummett but anyone think benny looks like he needs to lose a stone or 2 chunky monkey!!!!

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  • SharpEnough23

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #22

    If he goes it’s going to be hard to replace him now.

    Definitely one of our top players, just needs to get his fitness up he struggled to play the full 90 minutes last season.

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  • Burni

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d rather tiote was sold. But that isn’t gonna happen any time soon is it? I’d be gutted if cabs left.

    On the game today….. I thought it was a good game in all fairness and we were unlucky not to have got more out of it.

    I am, however, going to “bash” pardew. I can just feel that he will play Jonas and tiote….. I can just feel it…… Now I get that they give their all but IMO their all is not good enough. I think Anita is more composed than tiote and I think marveaux is a better player altogether than jonas. I think the game against city will be OK…… But that’s it….. OK. I don’t want OK….. I wanna feel like I did when we went on a 6 game winning streak…… When we beat villa 6-0 man u 3-0 scum 5-1…. Best result last season was 3-0 to a 10 man wigan….. And we got booted a few times…… Again, imo, because pardew sees that we have a goal and tries to hold on and defend…… Poor, boring, ineffective tactics…… Yawn..

    Still holding hope…. Don’t know why coz its no doubt gonna get kicked in me face on numerous occasions this season. And hearing pardew say the same things need to be improved every week to then not improve them adds insult to injury id like him to show some balls and play players who are performing better not just keep playing them blindly hoping.

    Sorry for upsetting the zen guys

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  • JackButler

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Wonder if Anita would get a game if Cabaye is sold

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  • big papa

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Many emotions in farewell to Lyon licha people a real pleasure to have played with this great player pic.twitter.com/JQnf2K9QtR
    <<< gomis teeted 26 min ago

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #26

    As I said last night and previously, you can expect another poor season from Newcastle. S

    Santon – Rubbish defender ( hope Dummett or Haidara make it )
    Mbiwa – Doesnt like heading, too relaxed, needs taller man beside him in English football
    Debuchy – Poor spatial awareness, slow. Simpson was better defensively.

    Midfield – Imbalanced and confused. Pardew doesnt know his best unit, and doesnt know the best positions for Cabaye or Sissoko.

    To re-iterate, expect a bottom half finish, lower bottom half.

    Then finally, the last of the happy clappies will have realised that Pardew is poor and Ashley is only using us, and badly at that.

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  • big papa

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #27

    tweeted

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  • SharpEnough23

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Anita from the little I have seen is never going to be a world beater, his set pieces are awful aswell!

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    ordered tickets for charity match last saturday, still haven t arrived :/

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m pretty happy with the performance today. Dominated possession, lacked a bit of creativity and quality in the final third. My only problem with pre-season is that it should be used as an opportunity to try different things out. If they don’t work fine, move on and revert to what was done previously. We never try something different. We’ve had 7 pre-season games and I would like to have seen Santon given a go on LW with Dummett or MYM at LB, if Jonas had to play put him as CDM. I would also have liked to see us try having 3 cb’s with wing-backs as lets face it both Santon and Debuchy are good going forward and careless defending. Finally, the game time Marv has received is a disgrace.

    All in all though, can’t wait for the new season. It’s been too long. Can’t believe we have to wait two days longer than everybody else though!

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  • geordie157

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #31

    I hope Pardew has the bottle to drop players this season, ie if either debuchy or santon are playing poorly give Dummett a chance. That’s possible, but will the two favourites tiote or Jonas ever be dropped.

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  • MC Brown

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Bafetimbi Gomis @ BafGomis 1h
    Many emotions in farewell to Lyon licha people a real pleasure to have played with this great player pic.twitter.com/JQnf2K9QtR

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  • MC Brown

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #33

    On his way

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Gomis was tweeting about Lisandeo “licha” lopez . Dont think were any closer to any deals

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  • Burni

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Geordie, u know he won’t have the balls…. He will play the same players over and over

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  • Beardosfacedouble

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Gomis & Sinclair?? Any chance??

    HWTL

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  • colwell

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Well if Cabaye does go I can’t wait to see his replacement in Jan 2016.

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  • Banjo

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #38

    Really think Marveaux is majorly overrated by the majority of people on here. Have never seen that much good of him apart from that delightful assist to Ba v. Man United. Honestly he’s just as un-influential as Gutierrez as he goes missing for 89 minutes. 1 pass or mazy run does not warrant a guaranteed start and for all we know, he could be rubbish in training.

    On another note, Dummett seemed to look good for 45 minutes, hope he’s a starter by the end of the season

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  • Felipe

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Children, children, it’s still pre season. Settle down now…

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  • pawl250

    Aug 10, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #40

    States on NUFC official the shirt is exclusive to members only, anyone a member wanna buy me one?

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