Arsenal Open The Bidding For Yohan Cabaye At £12M – Bid Rejected


Arsenal are the first club to put in a formal bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, but the bid of around £12M was immediately rejected by the Magpies.

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Yohan Cabaye – Arsenal bid rejected

It’s probably to be expected that Arsenal are now bidding for new players, after they were humiliated 3-1 at home on Saturday by a good-looking Aston Villa side, who were worthy winners over the 90 minutes.

Newcastle have described the Arsenal bid as derisory, but Arsenal  are also said to be interested in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, the former Manchester United player – and they have bid around £20M for the 20 year-old.

With only two weeks left in the transfer window, Newcastle fans we can expect more bids coming in for the 27 year-old French International midfielder, including one from PSG and maybe Monaco, who have both expressed an interest in the central midfielder this summer.

Manchester United were also said to be interested in acquiring the player.

With Joe Kinnear not turning out to be the fantastic Director of Football he had promised to be, Newcastle ares struggling to bring in a top striker to the club to replace Demba Ba, who left in early January, but to lose a player of Cabaye’s abilities would be a huge blow to the club.

We just have to hope that owner Mike Ashley holds out for something over £25M for Cabaye, and that will scare off  some of the clubs trying to get the Newcastle central midfielder, because if f Yohan Cabaye is sold this summer, the Newcastle fans would not be happy, and you can take that as a huge understatement.

They are not happy now at the way Newcastle have looked like amateurs in trying to get players to the club this summer, and they have already missed on many of their top targets.

Newcastle must show more ambition in both signing players and keeping the good players we  already have – otherwise the best Newcastle fans can hope is a middle of the table side.

And that’s just not good enough for a club with the great history and tradition of Newcastle United.

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218 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I expect Arsenal to come back in along with Man UTD and PSG, the price will be driven up and we could again be in line to lose another 1st team starter on the last day

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  • joeinthecheapseats

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Everyone knew it was coming but didn’t expect it to be Arsenal
    Hopefully he gives a good performance for us tonight

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #3

    First~

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  • Yohan Kebab

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #4

    RepostTDS

    Final position in league: 8th
    Number of points in league: 52
    League Cup round: Quarters
    FA Cup round: 4th round
    Number of 1st team signings this season (currently 1 – Remy) total 2
    Number of 1st team leaving this season (currently 1 – Perch. Harper and Simpson left when contracts expired) total 2
    Top goal scorer: Cisse
    Number of goals for top goal scorer: 16
    Month that AP is sacked (or not): not sacked
    New manager if AP is sacked: Poyet if sacked

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  • Tiote4PM

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Classless desperate animals.

    I hope they get annilated this season and Wenger’s is forced to fall on his sword.

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Third~

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Kets

    That isn’t crazy, Marv is a good player. Suggesting Luiz, Agger and Coutinho where it goes tits up.

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Right yohan kebab-

    Yeh, I think we’ll make the quarters of the league cup too.
    Get done 3-2 to a 65th minute free kick into the left top corner

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  • Greebol1892

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Would have to be £20m then I think Ashley would yield. Class player who would be a star a manure.
    Forget last season’s alleged poor performances (played as a deep CM) our current manager seems to fall short of getting the best out of our promising players and doesn’t seem to recognise their strengths & suited positions.
    Would be a tragedy if Cabaye left – even for 20m. It’s the manager we should be looking at IMO.

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  • toonluvva

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Just the first bid, more are sure to follow until Mr Ashley gets one near to his asking price.

    I’ll bet JoKe will be able to get Cabaye out of the door. Strange that as he seems unable to get anyone in.

    Cabaye could well be the the first of many to leave this window and also in January.

    Expect bids for Cisse, HBA and Krul. If they are high enough they’ll be gone.

    Our response will determine exactly how committed NUFC as a club is to going forward.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Kets

    Saying cabaye is not performing is one thing… i agree he was poor second half oflast season, bit saying Marveaux is more influential is crazy. Marveaux has done precisely F ALL to support that claim. I think he is average at best.

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  • bobby mango

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Board should start buying new players now, on the assumption we’ll get 20m. They won’t though, we’ll sell him too late and it won’t matter how much we get because we won’t have time to spend it.

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  • Markaccus

    Aug 19, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Kets

    Saying cabaye is not performing is one thing… i agree he was poor second half oflast season, bit saying Marveaux is more influential is crazy. Marveaux has done precisely FK ALL to support that claim. I think he is average at best.

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  • paul24

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    I think Wenger’s just testing the water at the minute, I can see him coming back along with Man Poo and putting a bigger bid in, but I think PSG will just price them out of the market, Laurent Blanc has been blowing smoke up Cabaye’s ar5e all week and seems dead set on signing him.

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  • sparky55

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #15

    bobby mango…you are of course presuming there is at least one brain cell between the likes of JFK and Pardew…which of course there isn’t so although a great suggestion I can’t see it happening myself til January

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #16

    wat time is the kick of in india 12am or
    1:30am????

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    I think arsenals bid was a damn disgrace not only to the player but the club really did arsenal think they could sign one of frances top midfielders for 11m get real arsenal, arsenal linked to swanseas central defender williams and muchi and been quoted at 35m for both well I think cabaye is well work 30m of anyones money

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  • Harley

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #18

    If we get over 20 million I’d take it but only if the money is spent on other areas.
    Only if.

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  • scout

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #19

    12 million a fair price, would anyone explain why or how the lad is worth more. Going off his contribution in a black and white shirt?

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #20

    To bid for our star player on the day of our first game is disrespectful and derisory. Arsenal should just sack Wenger now. Nobody wants to go there anymore Arsene, about time you realised that.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Those people who do not rate Marveaux know nothing about football. He is a class act and in my opinion, one of the best in the world at his job. The only difference between him and Messi is that Messi is more greedy.

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #22

    If he wants to go he wants to go. What everyone is expecting though is that the fee won’t be reinvested into other player/ players, and we will be left without our most influential player. I have no problem releasing a player if he is replaced, but therein lies the problem with this lot.

    Do you think Ashley (forget that as he can’t speak), I mean Kinnear ( God help us ) has the foresight to tell a buyer that he will only be replaced if we find a suitable replacement? No, neither fo I.

    Just think lads, it’s JFK who will be wheeling and dealing on our behalf this time around. Much hope??

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  • Zero

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #23

    Arsenal is just testing the water, atm people saying its a disgrace and an insult….. think how much we offer for players.

    All this will do is trigger Man Utd and PSG into action, MA knows this and will let the bidding war go to the end of the window when we have no time to replace him and get top dollar…. that way by Jan he doesnt have to reivest the money as he will think we have forgotten about it….. or am i just being cynical.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #24

    So London’s now third rate club after Chelsea and Spurs are panic buying just because they lost one game. Diddems. How sad. Get over it. Everton told Man U to take a long hike and get stuffed after bidding £28m for Baines and Fellaini. Wenger has seriously lost the plot and this type of reaction to his situation is classic – the last rites of a desperate manager trying to hold onto former glory – now down the pan. Arsenal like Liverpool are now a broken brand with the fans wanting Wenger to go. Cabaye needs to open his eyes – avoid that lot like the plague. If PSG or Monaco come calling with £25M bid that allows him to return to France so be it. Otherwise NUFC and Cabaye must tell other clubs to naff off, we’re busy building a dream team !

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Man Utd bid £22 million for Cabaye in Jan of this year and it was rejected by Ashley (according to Llambarse).

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #26

    I think cabaye is well worth 30m played in his right position on the field he is taking set plays apart from corners that is but when you have a negitive manager like pardew who wont let him play his natural game then this makes the player worth the transfer fee

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    The problem with selling cabaye is that he has underperformance for us te last two years…due to him playing way top deep, when advanced he looked so much more a threat.

    Therefore the asking price might drop from what it should be and be may well want to move to ensure nobody over takes his starting spot for France.

    Many top managers have praised him and for France he looks a world beater….shame we don’t use him right.

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  • Zero

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Kets… hes nothing like Messi, how many goals and assists has Marv got…. now look at Messi’s stats… thats right its more than 10 orders of magnitude…. even Kevin Nolan was better than Marv!

    Hes not a bad player dont get me wrong but seriously compare him correctly.

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  • fatman

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #29

    toonluvva

    spot on with that list i was told he wanted to pull out £70m in each of the next 3 years then sell up for £50m-£80m we only have a short time to wait to find out.

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #30

    JAMSHA @15

    Who the fcuk cares?

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Ha ha Kets. Thats a good one.

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  • scout

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #32

    30 million are you serious?
    He can’t get a corner past the first defender, seriously I’m better at corners.

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  • paul24

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #33

    @Ketsbaia9 20

    I dont think so mate.

    @Markaccus 12

    Marv was one of our biggest contributers in assist last season, but I agree with you on the fact he isnt more influential than Cabaye.

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Hahaha Parker going to Fulham what a shame for floppy chops

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  • van-damn-bad-man

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Ketsbaia9 @20

    You’re a Mackem troll, ain’t ya? Silly bellend…

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  • scout

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #36

    29
    The lad obviously, that’s probably where he is. Lol

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  • obatoyou

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #37

    Everyone in India cares~

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Cabaye will go I feel…I thought we’d lose one more player this window.

    Can see man utd tempted after losing out on fabregas and fellaini

    I feel for wenger, the club say he has money but won’t ever spend it for him. He isn’t an idiot, he has adapted his football to suit the times and will do the same with finances. The bloke has been hampered by huge stadium debt and the lack of ambition in the owner. They need usmanov to gain full control then they will be challenging right at the top.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #39

    if cabaye goes then any transfer fee will go straight into ashleys back pocket as did the carrol transfer money your right slatymag, if no players come in if we sell cabaye then its obvious ashley selling up ( god I hope so) 🙂

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  • Zero

    Aug 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Wonder if PSG do the double swoop for Cabs and Debs? that would be interesting….

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