There’s a report in French newspaper L’Equipe today that PSG have decided to end their pursuit of Newcastle central midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and that could be good news for Newcastle.
Yohan Cabaye – report that PSG have pulled out of the race
As it turns out the Arsenal bid of £12M for Yohan Cabaye was made last Friday, and not on Sunday as Alan Pardew had reported, and yesterday Alan said that Arsenal had yet to come back with an improved bid, after Newcastle had called the bid derisory.
Now if PSG have indeed pulled out, we may see a higher bid from the London club, but we wouldn’t bet our money on that happening, or the bid being much bigger than £12M – Arsenal may go up to £15M.
We’ve read in one or two Arsenal blogs that they think they will now be able to get Cabaye to London, because he wants to join Arsenal – but we think Mike Ashley is going to hold out for £25M, and Arsenal are not going to be that daft to mire than double their current bid.
Mike is a bit like Spurs’ Daniel Levy, and he is a hard-nosed business man.
Of Course Yohan is now unsettled at Newcastle, so we’ll see if that starts to play a role – but we doubt it, and we believe Mike Ashley when he says he will only sell Cabaye for a huge fee.
If that doesn’t come in then Yohan Cabaye will remain a Newcastle player and he will need to get on with things on Tyneside.
And we should get some clue in tomorrow’s game on what the current situation is – if Yohan does play then there’s a decent chance he will stay on Tyneside.
And given it’s a very important season, and Yohan will need to play well if he is to remain in the French squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil next summer, we think if he does stay then Cabaye will quickly settle down again on Tyneside.
Well we hope that happens.
What do you think?
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