Newcastle’s transfer plans are reported to be on hold, as the club waits until nearer the end of January, when things could loosen up and targets could become available.
Mike Ashley – tight financial controls in January
But we noticed that Joe Kinnear tried to dampen down expectations of fans, as he said on Sunday that moves would only be made by Newcastle that fit into the strict (very strict) financial controls owner Mike Ashley has put on the Tyneside club.
The Journal is reporting that PSG could still put in a bid for Yohan Cabaye, but why would Yohan want to move now, with the World Cup in Brazil in June, and his form could be hit by a move to a new club?
Of course for Yohan to move, then PSG would need to put in a bid close to £20M for Mike Ashley to want to sell, but it does seem that Yohan could move this summer, as his ambitions of playing in the Champions League cannot be met by Newcastle.
This is what PSG Manager Laurent Blanc has said today:
“Until January 31, no one closes the door,” “A transfer is a negotiation. The more a player is considered not transferable, the more likely it is that they will change teams.”
Newcastle are interested in Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, but not at £17M, which is what Montpelier apparently want for him, and there are also negotiations ongoing to get Luuk de Jong in on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach, for the rest of the season.
But what’s holding up that deal is the German club want another striker brought in before allowing Luuk to leave on loan.
So things seems to be abeyance at the moment, as far as Newcastle brining players into the club either permanently or on loan, but this is not unusual at this time in January.
And in a couple of weeks we could see some transfer activity at Newcastle, but surely we need one or two new players brought in – after the failure to bring in new players permanently last summer.
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