Report That Newcastle Close To £14M Deal For Cabaye


The Times are reporting this morning that Arsenal are close to agreeing a £14M deal for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye, but surely Newcastle wouldn’t agree to a deal like that, for one of their best players.

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Yohan Cabaye – agreed 14M deal with Arsenal?

The figure generally quoted as being the fee Newcastle want is £20M, but why we are now bidding for 20 year-old Lille midfielder Florian Thauvin, we have no idea.

Unless Newcastle are going to sell Yohan before Monday night, and the young Frenchmen is the replacement, although Florian seems to want to join  Marseilles rather than Newcastle, and that’s why he’s refused to train this week at Lille.

We cannot believe this report has any truth to it – we hope it has no truth to it – and if Yohan is in Newcastle’s squad today for the Fulham game then this report is probably false.

The Times also reported at the beginning of the week that Arsenal would put in a second and improved bid for Cabaye within 24 hours,  and that didn’t happen.

We know every player has his price at Newcastle, but that price has to be high (very high) for the club to sell one of our best players, and £14M simply isn’t enough.

What do you think?

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60 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Bye bye Cabaye
    Yohan Cabaye
    I just don’t think fans understand
    That when we sell cabaye
    Yohan Cabaye
    We’ll have far superior financially balanced books and a slightly decreased debt on our hand

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    We will know tonight. If Cabaye doesn’t make the bench, we know he’s off.

    Don’t worry. We will get his replacement soon too. by 2016 i suppose.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Indian Mag
    That article you posted had it spot on
    “What a shame that the owner and his anointed director of football have singularly failed to live up to the standards set by those who see the club’s crest as standing for something more than a meal ticket back into the game or a vehicle for their already successful sportswear business.

    What a shame that neither man appears to grasp the responsibilities they have in their privileged positions or understand that they are accountable to the thousands who will file through the gates this afternoon.”

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    14million for Cabaye is entirely possible if Arsenal is paying up to 12million or the full amount upfront.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #5

    tads

    Ashley doesn’t care about football as it’s simply a by-product of a business venture, if anything he’s over the moon at the way that his team/club, Spurs have strengthened this window

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    So the media are putting two and two together? We are bidding £10M for Thauvin and Cabaye most be leaving?

    …where is the £14M coming from?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #7

    the depth in tottenhams squad is how a PL team should look like…

    we are pathetic. We are playing pathetic, we have 0 depth of the first team, any of the first players get injured we are in horrendous trouble.

    I have had enough of Ashley and his penny pinching rubbish…. I really have nothing will ever change we have signed 0 players lets be honest.

    The day they leave our club the trio of terror I will be back in for NUFC

    make no mistake Cabaye wont be replaced

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    …everything is just wild guesses at this point!

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  • numba9

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Replacement by 2016 spot on with this joke took us a year to replace Carol and looks like we ain’t replacing ba in a hurry cya cabs I can understand u wanting out

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    I can’t see this being true. Firstly, it’s a newspaper report without sources which usually indicates a falsehood but secondly – why would Arsenal want him? Seriously, apart from the pressure from the fans to spend money where does he fit into their team?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #11

    @XPenneyOfficial: Newcastle United vs Leeds United.
    The 11th minute.
    A tribute from both sets of fans.
    Please Retweet! #lufc #NUFC http://t.co/Vl7BxUAphW

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Cabaye will sign for arsenal at !0.00pm Monday night so we cannot get anyone in to replace him.

    Anyway looking on the bright side – with no European football, not scoring any goals being boring to watch we will get plenty of 3.00pm Saturday kick-offs.

    Going for another 0-0 that’ll be over 500 mins since we scored a home goal Whooppeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  • JaxtheMag

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #13

    Ashley is stripping the club bare, we are heading for the championship.i think hemite sell up.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    NUFC a big club dismantled into a small club.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 23s
    Bafetimbi Gomis is in Marseille today. #OL #OM? #NUFC

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Charlie
    Was are last home goal this game last season
    (Not saying that’s an omen just saying it in disbelief)

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #17

    I am jealous of Tottenham’s midfield. I think they still need a couple of strikers. Spurs and Chelsea have the best midfield in the prem. We still need 6 new players to compete. We should’ve at least made a bid for Eriksen. I can’t even be bothered to watch our games now. At least he’s playing Good ahead of Willo, but we still need Alderweireld.

    Gomis and Ba should be signed in addition to 2 attacking midfielders and a centre back.

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t even want to think about the players we have missed out on because squabbles over a couple hundred thousand or 1mil.
    If we take a 6mil cut for Yohan I will annoyed & disappointed…. Yet again.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    disgraceful transfer market

    trying to stay positive is hard but theres certain things this team needs to do…..provide more service to cisse, and more flair in the attacking third

    in order to do this i would push santon in a winger role and ket hairira & dummett fight it out for l.b.
    yanga is the best cb to play with colo
    soussoka needs to be instilled as dm, who can push on to am if we need him (like yaya for city) tiote deserves the bench
    with ben afra on wing, that leave two cm spots up for grabs…personally i would have cabaye and marv but if marv isnt willing to put it in, than anita
    i would let remy fight it out with cisse for st spot and i wouldnt be afraid to drop cisse

    so lets have a look

    krul

    debuchy yanga colo dummett

    ben afra marv sissoka cabaye santon

    cisse or remy

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    £14million for Cabaye, if this is true, is about right in terms of his market value. The club had massively overestimated the interest in him when they tried to spark a bidding war. I still don’t see where he fits into the Arsenal side, they need a striker, solid defender, or a big powerful defensive midfielder.

    As for Cabaye, I expect he feels like he has been let down by Blanc. After a summer of blowing smoke up his ass, when it comes to the crunch Blanc doesn’t come in.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #21

    Last season I estimated Cabaye to be worth around £15m, and other posters here concurred. Ashley consistent over-estimating of stock value has led fans to similarly over-indulge. After last season’s indifferent showings I think £14m is a sensible offer, and it is the only way this transfer window is going to clunk into action for the club as MA ain’t gonna spend a dime unless it comes from sales.

    Also it’s fair to say Wenger knows a good deal more than our glorious leader about player values, and I suspect this offer is at least a couple of million above what he would like to pay – but Arsene is enough of a pragmatist to realise there is a high level of opp-cost to shopping at Sports Direct, even from the 80% bargain rail!

    Get it over with and bring in a proven striker ffs!

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  • banjax

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #22

    In an earlier post I said £15m was nearer the mark for Cabaye and with add Ons could be somewhere near £20m. We bought him for £5.5m and I think that is a good price for a player who does’nt want to be at the Toon. Let’s move on with Cabaye, we are coming across as desperate when NO player should be bigger that NUFC. Let us concentrate on today’s match instead and on how skinflint Ashley has cost us valuable points (8 if we lose today) by not bringing in signings earlier. It could be One Point out Nine by the end of today and that, following on from near relegation at the end of last season, is just not acceptable to our fantastic supporters. Pardews number should be up if we lose today along with Ashley and his motley crew !

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  • damma99

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #23

    2-1 to Fulham. Bent to score winner.
    Time for mass protests Scare the twats out of here.

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  • Fostino

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #24

    recent additions have mainly been average foreign players who dont really care about the club….assembled from the bargain basement. sports direct type of signings

    they have a lot to prove, i hope these frenchies prove themselves this season

    pardew needs to get a grip and stand up for himself…be a manager

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #25

    Guys

    Worry not

    I have looked at Lawro’s Crystal ball he has us down for a 2-1 win.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    If we beat Fulham Pardew will NEVER leave….. and it would be a complete lucky shot.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #27

    DG Magpie @ 18

    There is no pay cut, DG. Cabaye was never worth £20m, just as the ten packs of instant self-destruct ‘name-brand’ sports socks sold for a £3 at Sports Direct were never worth £15 (despite what the 80% off sticker might tell you).

    Only Daglish was daft enough to pay full whack at SD!

    PS: Don’t let Ashley’s psychosis mess with your mind….

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #28

    I’d accept £14m. We could’ve signed Eriksen for £11.5m. Our squad is a complete joke. Too many french players. Spurs have a multi-national squad.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Spotlight,
    Yeah, in the blog I did for True Faith last week I said that his probable value was around 12-15million. Worth more to us due to his value to the team, his influence with our french contingent, and the win stats with and without him.

    I’d say 14million is a good price. Replace him with McCarthy and Ince/Hughes and I’d be happy with our business. (Just in that particular area, obviously we need at least another striker)

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/?p=1378

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  • bobby mango

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #30

    £14m is his market value. Ashley will sell for that.
    Carroll was a one off, like the 5th place finish. Aside from Carroll we’ve sold players like Given, Enrique, Milner, Nolan, Barton etc etc all for market value or less.

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  • themole

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #31

    http://www.footballstreaming.info/streams/todays-links/

    Links for todays game Lads !!!

    Support the team !!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #32

    Maybe £14M is his marked value, but he is worth more to us and we set the price. Cannot see Mike selling him for £14M!

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  • toon kk

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #33

    If Cabaye goes to Arsenal he’ll spend alot of time warming the bench, he’s to slow for there squad.
    MA wants money in, simple

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #34

    toonarmydownsouth
    Yeah correct – Cisse scored in the 90th minute

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #35

    Charlie
    Man that’s depressing!
    Even more depressing is the fact that shola is our “in form” striker

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  • jeff

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #36

    dont really care if cabaye leaves. always thought he was terribly overrated. i could deliver better corners than him. in fact i’d rate cleverly as a better player than cabaye.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #37

    A club like Newcastle should also remeber selling one of their star players to a rival club is bad business regardless of the price.

    …so the price will go up if they have a brain. He is not leaving for any less than £20M because wee don’t have to sell.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #38

    – Ashley, presumably, felt this was yet another storm of controversy to be weathered. He will be bolstered by the dispatch that despite all of the criticism, the cursing and the cussing the launch of the new strip – adorned with the name of pay-day lending firm Wonga – has been the most successful for three years. –

    That was taken from a link posted on here today.

    Is that right? The most successful shirt launch in 3 years? How does that work? Off the back of last season, this summer and Wonga on it?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #39

    This is the reason MA bought cabaye, to Sell him at profit, he does want his wages on books any more.

    I wish, it was because he felt NUFC needed an upgrade as he is slow.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Aug 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #40

    To be honest i just want him out the door at this stage, the two defense splitting passes a year he makes aren’t enough payoff for this crap

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