Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is at it again, talking players he may be interested in signing over the next two weeks, but who are at other clubs - and yes – there are just 14 days left in this summer transfer window.
Joe Kinnear – please take note.
Yohan Cabaye – Laurent Blanc loves this player
Alan Pardew has rightly complained about Blanc talking about Newcastle players in the press, but in one interview Alan then went on to say Newcastle were after Remy, Bent and Gomis, so his words on Blanc were immediately undermined – it was an own goal by Pardew.
Blanc and PSG have brought in 54 times capped Uruguayan International Edinson Cavani for £55M from Naples, and 19 year-old Brazilian defender Marquinhos for £35M from Roma, in big-money deals this summer.
And we suppose if PSG bid £25M for the 27-year-old Cabaye, then Newcastle would accept the deal, but then we would then need to bring in another central midfielder very quickly.
Not sure our Director of Football Joe Kinnear can move with that kind of speed to get a replacement in.
This is the latest comment Blanc has made in a string of references to Yohan Cabaye over the summer – this time after his side’s 1-1 home draw with Ajaccio yesterday – and it took an Edinson Cavani 86th minute equalizer to avoid a shock defeat in Paris.
This is what Blanc told TuttoMercatoWeb:
“We still want to sign other players. Interest in Cabaye? These are things you write in the press. I can only say that I love this player.”
It’s annoying when other clubs talk openly about wanting to sign Newcastle players, and it’s worrying that PSG may be waiting until the very last minute, before putting in a bid for Cabaye, and the bid could meet Newcastle’s own valuation of the player.
Then what do we do – if we don’t have time to bring in a replacement?
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