French web-site le10sport is reporting that PSG is working on a double deal with Newcastle, to get both Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye to the Paris based club, before the window closes in early September.
Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchyy
The French web-site is reporting they have information that PSG want both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy, and of course the two of them are very close friends, having played together for a number of years at Lille.
Cabaye left the then French Champions two years ago for around £4.3M, and Newcastle tried to get Debuchy last summer, but failed and finally bought him for around £6M in January.
The news on Yohan Cabaye is not new, and of course PSG manager Laurent Blanc has talked about the 27 year-old French International incessantly over the summer months, and Arsenal made a €12M bid last Sunday, and news this morning that PSG may have bid €15M for Cabaye.
There was a report last week on the same French web-site that mentioned PSG may also be interested in 28 year-old Mathieu Debuchy, but we didn’t take much notice of it at the time.
But with Newcastle being in talks with PSG earlier this week, maybe the two clubs are trying to work out a double deal so PSG can take the two Frenchmen – but it would cost the Paris club around £30M for the two French Internationals – that’s what we think Mike Ashley would ask for the two of them.
Whether he can get that money from PSG is another matter however.
As it happens Debuchy had a terrible game at Manchester City on Monday night, and may not be well equipped to handle the fast play in the Premier League.
Arsenal are still said to be interested in Yohan Cabaye, and we’re not sure whether there is any truth in the report, but if Newcastle can get big enough money, the Magpies may be willing to sell both players.
But the Tyneside club would need to bring in adequate replacements – and there’s only 11 days left in the transfer window.
Not sure how accurate this report is – but at least it’s interesting.
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