PSG Battle Arsenal For Yohan Cabaye – Price Should Go Up


News today that Arsenal are likely to make an improved offer for Yohan Cabaye this week, and they may go up to £15M, but we would expect Newcastle to turn that bid down immediately – whatever Yohan Cabaye may say or do.

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Yohan Cabaye – hopefully the price will go up

Yohan’s already dropped out of our first crucial game last night, so he’s obviously operating in his own interests here – and it seems a case of screw the team as long as he gets the move he wants.

The other way of looking at the situation is he’s only trying to do what’s best for his family, and get a good deal at another club that’s much bigger and has a lot more ambition than Newcastle United does right now.

The London Evening Standard is reporting that Cabaye is  keen on leaving Tyneside, and there was even news about a year ago that Arsenal came in for the Frenchman, and as Alan Pardew suggested last September – it tuned the Frenchman’s h head then.

Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring Cabaye’s situation,  and have asked Newcastle to keep them  informed of the developments, but don’t be surprised if they wait until Arsenal have finished bidding and then make their own bid.

The other scenario is that if an Arsenal bid is accepted by Newcastle, PSG  will immediately bid that and hope to lure Cabaye to Paris with a bigger wage offer.

The Standard is reporting that PSG are willing to offer £15M for Cabaye – and the London club have said they will match that.

But Newcastle want around £25M for Cabaye, and we expect the Tyneside club to stick top their guns (so to speak) on the fee, and maybe the best   chance of getting that will come from PSG, simply because Arsenal are usually sensible in the transfer market and don’t overpay for players.

But we are hoping that PSG have more money than sense – just like Liverpool FC  has when they bid £35M for Andy Carroll over two and a half years ago.

The other important thing Newcastle need to do now is to get Joe Kinnear and Chief Scout Graham Carr  looking for a possible replacement for Yohan Cabaye, in case he does leave.

But other clubs will know Newcastle have big money to spend if we do well Cabaye, and will force a tough deal, knowing that Newcastle must sign a suitable replacement by September 2nd.

And since the disaster scenario is we manage to sell Cabaye for a top fee but don’t replace him, we must be prepared to spend the money quickly.

But given Joe Kinnear’s record this summer, how many fans would back him to bring  in a good replacement for Cabaye in the last couple of weeks of the transfer window?

The answer is – not many.

Given what happened last night at the Etihad Stadium, that would not be good – and yes – that’s also a huge understatement.

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170 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #1

    put the whole team up for sale

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, like with many things, either doesn’t understand or refuses to accept what is glaringly obvious.

    There’s been nothing to indicate Cabaye refused to play; only pardew saying ‘of course’ his head’s been turned.

    MA received the bid on Friday

    Cabaye didn’t travel with the team

    Yet it was announced to the media an hour and a half before kick off.

    That leaves nothing to debate; MA ordered Cabaye to not play. Protecting his asset, so to speak.

    Regardless, that performance was utter crap, much like it has been for the entirety of AP’s insipid reign. He needs to go, and quite frankly I don’t care who comes in. The confines are unambitiously and absurdly tight, but it is glaringly obvious Alan Pardew can not work within them. Find someone who can. Now.

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Repost

    I’m telling you now I will burn every nufc thing I own if Cabaye goes to Arsenal for 10 million. Come on like 10 million for a player who no doubt in my mind will instantly outshine Wilsher,Arteta and maby become one of the best. That would make me sick and we would be proper robbed.

    @Tommy That Ac money was re invested. It bought cabaye a few others and I read it a good chunk of it was put away to cover 2 players wages for the next 8 years or something like that Cabaye and someone also 10 people forget 10 million of it went on Cisse.

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  • Klatoon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    What makes the sending off even more stupid is the reason he did it, a few seconds earlier Aguero was telling him he’d handled the ball so in Taylor’s opinion this was deserving of a WWE clothesline right infront of the referee. For a brief second I thought (and hoped) it was Debushit getting sent off

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  • benarfa23

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    haha, take that arse wenger
    you wouldn’t have a chance competing with psg

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Kevy
    Goes into the kitty? What good is that with a couple of days left in the window, which is all we will have if fat ash drags his heels over the price

    I’m sick of hearing our fans bleat in about the money all the time, don’t care what he’s sold for!
    The ONLY way I will care is if the money is re invested now, this window, all of it
    Or if it clears his debt and ash fcuks off!

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  • micktoon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    @kevymartins didnt the virgin money of 10 million buy cisse?

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  • numba9

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Cisse was bought a year after ac left we are so slow to act plus the money from a c sale wasn’t all spent and remember we sold Nolan around the time cabs came in so that was near enough a straight swap cash wise

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Kevy
    Dekka confirmed they bought cisse with the virgin money
    Plus wages shouldn’t be paid for by transfer fees that’s a joke

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  • numba9

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #10

    He is one greedy fat cockney penny grabbing costume of a man

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #11

    repeated from last story
    http://www.nufc.com/
    I hope this is true. This is usually a good source

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  • Slank

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #12

    catchy in norway @ 1

    Yes, what is to stop Ashley selling all the players and making all the non playing staff redundant and then closing down the club? Would that please you?

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  • alex84

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #13

    RE-POST

    Toon1978

    We did actually press high as much as possible in the 1st 30-40 mins, they were always going to have more possession that us, not many teams will got to city and dominate possession.
    Once Taylor saw red that was it, game over, it’s hard enough with 11 men against that team, let alone 11v10, we actually passed the ball at the beginning, people will just use any reason to batter Pardew!

    We are frustrated that we have not signed players that we need, Pardew and players have come out and said we need these signings, but it isn’t Pardew’s job to buy them, its Ash and JK, so he can only work with he has.

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  • BandB

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #14

    How was last night’s formation supposed to work? How is it ever supposed to work?
    The full backs couldn’t get forward and were sitting ducks defensively.
    We have two DM’s who engage only when the ball is within 35 yards of our goal. It allowed City to sit right in front of them in numbers, a-la Barcelona, and pass it around virtually unchallenged. A straight-forward ball to split the full-back and the centre half, and they were in.
    Tiote couldn’t get a ball through the press to Sissoko, Ben Arfa and Gouffran, meaning anyone in the City half was isolated and left chasing shadows. If you looked across the central section of the pitch, 20 yards either side of the half way line, it was filled with City players.
    We HAD no midfield, and so contest two-thirds of the pitch with four players.
    Guti and Sissoko tried to break forward, but their final balls were just a hopeful “I’m out of ideas” punts into a sea of blue. I lost count of how many times we hit the ball straight out of play.
    HBA has been told to beef up. He isn’t fat. It was more or less pointless him trying to give the ball to Cisse, who they could afford to double-up on because we were so out-numbered.
    We have paid over and over again for inviting teams of all abilities to just occupy the space in front of our defence. The risk of being counter-attacked quickly and fluidly is minimal. We must be a pleasure for opposing managers to set up against. It’s “help yourselves, lads.”
    It wasn’t a one off. If we set up like this against West Ham and Fulham, they’ll take us apart too.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t always agree with them but if there is one nufc fan site you should listen to for rumours it’s nufc.com.

    Very,very rarely wrong.

    2 players due in anytime soon it would seem. I’m thinking Fernandes and Nwofor.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #16

    BandB
    Spot on there

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #17

    BandB

    There was a formation?

    I agree 100% with your post.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #18

    From NUFC.com

    Movement

    Less than two weeks before the transfer window closes – and boosted by an influx of funds from the expected sale of Yohan Cabaye – we understand that NUFC officials are currently overseas, concluding permanent deals to sign two players. More as we get it…

    Gomis and Thauvin?

    Who will replace Cabaye?

    Hate Ashley

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  • kevymartins

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #19

    @Tads I get what your saying it would just be like last season (BA)

    The simple solution would be to start lining up replacments now while the bidding war is in progress then bang sell-buy problem sorted.

    I just won’t be able to stand the felling that Arsenal took a world class player for next to nothing. We all know what there like with their bargains just hope were not another club that gets suckered by them. They have more money than they could spend tight arses.

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #20

    not been to sleep yet, would you believe it been awake all night trying to understand what the fu’k is going on. doing me head in really is. hoping for some good news this morning, but just more misery, dont know how much more i can take , ireally cant

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #21

    alex

    you are one of those people who talk about every defeat or poor performance as if it’s something in isolation. we have been dire for over a season whether it’s brighton or city

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  • Magforlife

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #22

    What difference does it make to us how much he is sold for,? squad strengthening will see very little of it. Ashleys pockets bulge a bit more like his fat belly. Sell up and get out of our club 1 I have tried so hard to accept you and your ways but no more you are a parasite on our famous old club.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #23

    If Cabaye refused to play last night then i never want to see him in an NUFC again as all respect for the lad has gone

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  • toon kk

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Last season will repeat its self. We might not be as lucky and survive this season.
    MA doesn’t deserve a premier league club anyway.

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  • richyg01

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #25

    @18

    There is no movement.
    Any deals will be loans like Remy.

    Cabaye will leave and we get no replacement, same as what happened with Ba – we are still waiting his replacement.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #26

    Well miffed after that display yesterday.
    I knew we were bad but didn’t think we were
    still that far behind.
    Tayls is an idiot and a liability,should’ve
    had a peno against him too for the handball-disgraceful
    display by him
    Gutierrez needs to be sold-useless
    Ben arfa looked sluggish and kept showing
    too much of the ball to Yaya.
    Cisses touch was rubbish,he needed 3touches
    to get the ball under control,shola would’ve
    been a better option.
    Selling Cabaye-we shouldn’t accept anything less
    than 25mill but even then we’re another player
    less,as we won’t get a replacement in.
    He may have made a small difference on the
    pitch yesterday but I bet ya Gutierrez would’ve
    still been in the team.
    Get rid of Pardew,I’d have poyet any day before him.
    FED UP OF EXCUSES AND USELESS DISPLAYS
    LACKING ANY FIGHT OR COURAGE

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  • nut meg

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #27

    BandB @14
    I wish I could tell you how that formation was supposed to work but I didn’t know we had a formation ! Just a shambolic mess which was much the same as last season.We did try a pass & move game but that turned out to be a pass & stand still version. Sorry !

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  • sparky55

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Cisse next…

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  • JackButler

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Joe Kinnear is abroad to conclude two deals they are for a case of cognac and a slab of Strongbow

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #30

    i’m not frustrated at the lack of signings as we have a good squad just frustrated at a totally out of his depth manager
    who can’t motivate or get the best out of players.

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  • jimBOB

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #31

    not being funny Ed but how is the blame with Cabs, I cant see him refusing to play, or how you have the info placing it on him. have you seen the toon Hierarchy, they seem to make it out how it ‘isnt’ every time.

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  • anirudh175

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #32

    @Rotonda

    …Maradona, zola messi gattuso tevez etc etc are all small players but they are physically strong players…messi may be not that strong but then he is Messi..they dont get pushed around…they were more bullish than anything else…but look at our lads…seems they dont get enough to eat on a daily basis…they are physically soooo soo weak and incompetent…lack desire to win the ball…more like headless chickens running around with no motive!!!! its a shame really

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Jack

    For all we know Ashley could have had cabaye withdrawn from the squad to make sure he isn’t injured when he sells.

    Cabaye battled away and played last year when suffering from depression so I’m sure he would play even if a bid was made.

    All speculation though as none of us will ever know, both sides (cabaye and the club) will blame each other.

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  • numba9

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #34

    I believe cabs would have wanted to play I would point the finger at the guy that has had a reputation for takin the p1ss out of us for the last 5 or 6 years far more likely he wants the player fit for sale

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  • JackButler

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Transfer Sage

    thats why I said ‘If’

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  • anirudh175

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #36

    I get the impression that Newcastle has become a club which is being used by lesser known players to come to England..play well for a year..make a name for themselves..get the recognition they didnt have and then move on to bigger clubs..We are a club that is being used by players to form their base in England before moving onto bigger cash rich ambitious clubs…coz we have no ambition watsoever!!! utter shite!!1

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  • alex84

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Haha am I really?
    Id like to think that I look at those game with a sense of realism, Cup games like you mention can always go either way, the reason we don’t do well in cups is because we have a small squad that is filled with depth and quality, and last night’s game was against a team that if they play like that will beat most team’s at home.

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #38

    not looking forward to the shrimpers game. bet they cant wait for that match like

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Not sure what people expected last night. No new faces so wasn’t going to be drastic change.

    For what it’s worth we looked better than all pre season until we lost saylor. We had some good passing and got a few forward. Just struggled again at the back (against a classy team though) and didn’t do much in the final third.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Aug 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #40

    cut the cabaye depression malarky

    to use it as an excuse is a joke. he didn’t develop it last just last year!

    then again, I noticed my own depression worsens the longer I am subjected to APs teams

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