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.
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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