Some news in the French media tonight that could impact Newcastle, and it seems that PSG are unlikely to add to their squad in the last few days of the summer transfer window, and if a central midfielder is to be brought into Newcastle in the next five days or so, it will not be Lyon star Yoann Gouffran.
Yoann Gourcuff – not coming to Newcastle
Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has talked again to the French press, and said that new reinforcements would probably not be arriving at the Paris club this summer.
The Ligue 1 Champions have been linked with Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye all summer, but it could be that Yohan has lost a suitor.
This is what PSG manager Laurent Blanc said to the French press:.
“New reinforcements? I don’t know for sure, it’s unlikely”
In further comments by Blanc, he intimated that PSG would need to sell before they brought in any more players this summer – perhaps PSG officials have suddenly found out about the Financial Fair Play rules? 😀
And Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas of Lyon, who play their second leg playoff tie at Real Sociedad tomorrow night, after losing the first leg 2-0, has said that potential Newcastle target Yoan Gourcuff was going nowhere:
“Yoann is a good boy, he is part of the group. This is one of the best parts of this season.” “He went through a difficult period, but I can assure you that from now on we will see what he can really do. And it will by Lyon.”
No word from the Lyon President on what the short-term future holds for a certain Bafetimbi Gomis, but as we’ve said before, we wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle get this player to Tyneside before the window closes next Monday night.
And if the news today about Yohan Cabaye is accurate, then Arsenal should be lodging an improved bid for the Newcastle midfielder tomorrow.
We’ll see – tomorrow is another day.
If we can get Bafe Gomis in, and keep Yohan Cabaye we’ll be happy enough.
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