£25M A Lot For Arsenal To Pay For A Reserve – Plus Remy News


There’s two interesting bits of news today, one is that Loic Remy’s bail has now been extended until November 21st, and there’s a good story being reported by the BBC,  that Mike Ashley let Yohan Cabaye hear recordings of the phone conversations with Arsenal about a potential transfer, and Arsenal officials were heard to say that £25M is a lot of money to pay for a reserve.

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Yohan Cabaye – £25M a lot to pay  for a reserve

The news on Remy is as follows, and a Metropolitan Police spokesman said the following;

“I can confirm today that three men who were arrested on the morning of Wednesday 15 May; aged 26, 23 & 22 on suspicion of rape, have now been re-bailed to appear on November 21 2013.”

These things tend to get delayed quite a few times,  because it’s not always convenient for footballers to attend their trials – but on the other hand the sooner it’s over with the better.

And BBC’s James Pearce is reporting that the deal for Yohan Cabaye was over,  once Newcastle owner Mike Ashley had Yohan listen to the audio recording of telephone conversations with Arsenal officials,  and Pearce wrote on his Twitter account:

“I’m told Mike Ashley let Cabaye listen to phone negotiations last week + he heard Arsenal say: “25 million a lot for a reserve”

And that’s also some proof  that Mike Ashley was asking £25M for Cabaye, which would have been a phenomenal fee for the Frenchman  – and it’s more than the £20M most papers were reporting.

Hopefully Mike Ahsley will keep asking ridiculous fees for our top players, so they can stay on Tyneside, and in any case when they move to ” bigger”  clubs they are not guaranteed a first team place – just ask Andy Carroll and Demba Ba.

Yohan Cabaye is staying at Newcastle this season, and that’s good news,  unless PSG have  a spare £25M to spend, but it would now be too late now to get the deal done.

We need a striker brought in – come on Joe – get a move on.

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173 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    well it’s true, thats what he would be at arsenal

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #2

    On a positive note 1 less day of Pardew’s contract.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I saw that Cabaye bit.

    assuming that is true, Ashley would have lost any smidgen of respect from all clubs. if he did that.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Where’s Wally (JK)?

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  • Beattie25

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    HIMANSHU!!!!!!

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  • north east lincs toon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Might go into the nearest sports direct drop my pants and do a big fat dump for u mashley u useless sack of crap!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Biggest load of bollox.

    For a start when did Ashley take charge of transfers??
    That’s what he hired Joke for.

    Cabaye probably shit his pants, when he was dropped from the French squad and that’s why he was in the squad on Saturday.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    2 wins by arsenal and the fans revolt has melted away

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Beattie

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    Mata to liverpool is interesting too. Surely he has to be first choice there. Who makes way for him out of the three that played v man u. Lucas Gerrard or henderson ( i think he started) I think i answered my own question though 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast

    Did you forget,

    Which part of him do you want. Ashley Handled the Cabaye transfer.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #12

    belfast

    exactly…when realised he hadn’t got the france call up he will have dropped the strike business and decided to get onto it.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #13

    How did Beattie know?

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Ba to Arsenal…

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    belfast

    you and a lot of other ppl keep saying jfk was hired to get players in if i remeber correctly his main role was to be ashes eyes and ears aka spying on pards and his coaches seeing as he hardley buys playes you have to wonder why he bothers with carr for

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Belfast

    Not sure he was dropped by france, i thought he was serving an international susspension?

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #17

    @Belfast: Kinnear handles incoming. Outgoings always have, and always will be, Ashley’s area.

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  • Yohancabaye4

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #18
  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #19

    @16

    Yes he was dropped.

    Due to not playing, question marks over fitness.

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #20

    Cabaye staying put will be like a new signing…

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #21

    @20

    Plus:

    S.Taylor back from suspension also like a new signing.
    D.Gosling not leaving like a new signing.

    That’s three new players we have delivered there, plus the loan for Remy.

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #22

    @Markaccus: Apparently not. He was suspended for this match, though… not sure of fixtures or owt. Don’t follow international football.

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  • Slank

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Transfer Sage @ 1

    I’ve always said that Cabaye would never have been a regular first team choice at Arsenal, because of their strength in that area, whereas he would always be first choice with us.

    Whether the telephone call is true or not Cabaye will be better off with us especially for selection in the French national team. He will get regular playing time plus he will be playing with other regulars in the French national squad.

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #24

    Florian Thauvin‘s expected £12.7m switch to Marseille is ‘just hours away’ according to L’Equipe’s website. Everyone, I think, will be relieved when that long-running and rather ugly saga reaches its conclusion (Lille have accused Marseille of brainwashing the youngster, Thauvin has gone on strike etc).

    “It still looks unlikely Thauvin‘s arrival would prompt any departures. Newcastle remain keen on Marseille’s £10m-rated midfielder Andre Ayew, and Bastia have been eyeing his younger brother Jordan Ayew. However, local newspaper La Provence insists both are staying. Andre Ayew certainly didn’t look like a man who wants out during a lung-bursting performance against Monaco last night.

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  • kinnearandfar

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Half-time Newcastle U21’s 3-2 West Ham U21’s.
    Quinn hat-trick for the Toon and Rob Lee’s son with both West Ham goals.

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  • Belfast

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #26

    He was dropped for not playing any football.
    That’s obviously why there was a change in attitude.
    World cup year etc etc

    Well the first time I’ve ever heard of Ashley becoming involved in transfers was January.

    And why the hell would he be recording conversations ?? lol

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  • bobby mango

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Indian Magpie “On a positive note 1 less day of Pardew’s contract.” – mate, that’s is too funny!!

    Seriously can’t see us getting another senior player at the club today. It’s an outrage. We looked decent on Sat during the second half but we just don’t have any goal threat.
    Style of play doesn’t suit Cisse at all, he’s a passenger.

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Spuds have been quoted £10M to take Hulk on loan for 1 season!!

    We thought that £3M for Ba was steep!!

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Richy and thump

    Ah right. Cheers. Wasnt sure, like.

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Sky sources revealing more on Arsenal’s interest in Chelsea striker Demba Ba. The Blues are said to want a £3million loan fee for the striker, but the Gunners have tabled £1.5million. They also face competition for the Senegal international from Napoli and Valencia.

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  • Thump

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #31

    @bobby: I’ve no complaints about the football we played against Fulham but they put out a very poor performance. Not to draw a black cloud on a positive result and performance but we won’t be able to play like that against… well, anybody, really.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Richy

    Bloody hell! Batman is a better player and would cost half that!

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Tom Ince has trained at Blackpool this morning, and is going to remain at Blackpool for the season to run down the last year on his contract to get a lucrative deal next summer.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #34

    slank

    im still amazed deschamps hasnt buried the hatchet with benny yet he would be an auto pick surely

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    NINE HOURS UNTIL TRANSFER WINDOW CLOSES and this pain is over…

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  • richyg01

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #36

    David Craig is in Newcastle this afternoon…

    … coming up on SSN soon …

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #37

    I cant decide what is actually worse. no new signings or the fact that all of our targets (aka players that are priced well and would fit our squad but MA has 0 intention of paying anywhere near to market value for) have all ended up elsewhere. If Ba ends up at arse, that is just another sign how much of a joke JFK is. You know Chelsea would MUCH rather send him to us as we are not a threat. The last thing they want is Ba coming back to bight them down the road. Even when its laid on a silver plater, he cant get it done….

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  • Wiz

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Nobody is saying what a bastard and an unscrupulous manipulator and hopeless manager Ashley is for making an employee listen to a conversation in which ridicule is bound to feature. Ashley knows Pardew doesn’t want to lose Cabaye, so what he does is ask a ridiculous fee. That’s fine, but it will have been the ridicule of Arsenal and Ashley’s presumed complicity in it that will have annoyed Cabaye most. Anyway, at least he knows Newcastle are sincere in their love. It’s just that it is unrequited.

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  • Markaccus

    Sep 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #39

    28M for mata to liverpool. Bargain. Cheaper than Andy Carrol!

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