Confusing Reports On Cabaye And Cabella – What’s The Truth?


There have been a number of reports coming out of France since Saturday on Yohan Cabaye possibly being on his way to Paris Saint-Germain,  and Montpellier’s Remy Cabella coming to Newcastle, and both deals will be completed in January – at least according to the reports.

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Remy Cabella – Montpellier want to keep him until the summer

We’ve tracked down some of these reports – specifically in L’Equipe and lesport10.com, and this is what we’ve been able to find out.

Montpellier would like to keep their midfielder  Remy Cabella until the summer, so he could help them escape relegation, although after their great 2-0 win at Sochaux on Saturday, where Remy played for 80 minutes, they are now 5th bottom of the French league , and Sochaux are second bottom now and 10 points behind Montpellier.

The reports suggest that if Montpellier get a huge bid from a club for Cabella this month, and the fee they want is said the be €17M which translates to around £14M, then they would sell this month.

And £14M  is the fee Montpellier wanted for Cabella, when Manchester United were interested in the player last summer.

The news today is that Joe Kinnear will be trying to make a deal for Cabella, and is meeting with Montpelier officials.

As far as Cabaye is concerned, the reports in France are suggesting that Cabaye is just the classy and creative player that PSG want – and need – and they suggest PSG are readying a huge bid for the player – said to be something over £21M.

If that does happen,we think Mike Ashley will sell, although the owner may try to squeeze more money out of PSG – like he did when Liverpool came a calling for Andy Carroll, and initially bid £30M for the Gateshead born striker, and Ashley was able to get that fee up to £35M and paid out in cool cash by Liverpool.

Since Yohan is Mike Ashley’s favorite player, we wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to make another stellar deal – maybe for as much as £25M, if Cabaye is to leave the club

Given that we only paid just over £4M for Yohan, that’s a huge profit in 30 months – but most fans are only interested in who would come in and replace Cabaye – since we want to see Newcastle become a great side again.

Yes – I’m like a broken record on that one – but some of us are running out of time to see Newcastle in the top four again.

And we don’t think the two deals are related,  since Cabella would not be a direct replacement for Cabaye – and Newcastle would need to bring in another player if Cabaye was to leave – but we’d be hard pressed to get anybody in other than Cabella in January.

Bottom line seems to be that Newcastle will get Cabella if they bid big money – around £14M – and Cabaye will go to PSG, but only if Newcastle receive a bid something north of £20M for the French International.

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186 comments so far

  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Hey guys!

    Seems we are linked with more than a few players again with Ligue 1 again. Excluding Cabella we are interested in Zouma, Wagué, Djordjevic, Deaux. Now I dont know about Zouma as it seems it will not be possible when the likes of Chelsea are trying a get a deal in, but maybe we could offer him a guranteed bench place or the replacement for Coloccini?

    These do look like possible recruits, as our scouts been out abroad, most importantly being Graham Carr, and its from a reliable source Julien Laurens reputable French journalist.

    Looking to hear back from you lads!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s really not.
    Canal+ reported a €26M bid last night, which since has been denied by every other media outlet out there.
    Also, both Sky and The Journal claims the deals on Cabaye & Cabella are not dependant on each other.

    As for Cabella, his father is an agent. Let’s just let that sink in.
    When you’ve let it do that, Montepellier has always denied everything and anything. Up to the day before MYM arrived at NUFC.

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    cabella is bennys replacement sweet 🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #4

    23catchy in norway // Jan 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    martoon / TADS

    I don’t think I’m twisting stats

    I think that Gus has cam in and got them organised and playing football
    please remember that he came into a team bottom of the league , with no confidence, he has had to pick them up and get them believing ,

    couple that with the fact his team is crap, not many of them are top half players let alone prem std

    tads

    he is new to management , he took a lower league team and did wonders with them, beating us in the prem 2 times,

    it’s not twisting stats , stating facts is what it is

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  • Bambams

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #5

    I can’t see Ashley letting Cabs go for anything less than £25 million, the same that i cannot see him buying Cabella for any more than £10 million.

    I dont want to see Cabs go, he has been brilliant but the lad deserves CL and with Anita we do have some cover for CM. I am not saying anita is as good as Cabs but he is a great player himself. IMO

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  • Spoof

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #6

    I read somewhere that we have accepted a bid from PSG for Cabaye, however this is the third transfer window in a row where we have allegedly accepted a bid from them for him, I think we should run a sweep for the summer for the first reported date where we reportedly accept a bid for him, I will go for July 9th.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Sad thing is ..IF HBA had better decision skills lad would be right up there…rather frustrating to watch and not consistent are his undoing…

    To me he looks like he has lost a bit of pace, but I still like him… Think Pardew never really knows how to manage him.

    I am just glad to see the back of Jonas and we should be back of Shola too.

    Still pray we get Cabella, great little player, pace, trickery, he would cause havok.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Spoof 😀

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Adding to my previous post, we have been interested in Kurt Zouma for a while. He’s chance of getting 1st team here is more then the likes of Chelsea and rotting away in the reserve league. Kevin De Bruyne was sold to Wolfsburg, they sold matic and then spend more money to bring him back. The likes of Josh Mceachran not reaching his potential, and they have 24 players out on loan! that’s whole 2 teams!!

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Bambams 100% Agreed

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #11

    TurkishFan101

    Insane isn’t it I think they have like the most players… Like not sure what to do with them insane. Wish we had that problem

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Catchy,
    There’s no denying that a lot of my posts are to moan about Ashley, after all my username suggests I would like to see him eating porridge for crimes against humanity, but not every single post is about him, I think your obsession with Pardew is unhealthy and can’t be doing you any good.

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  • bzak12

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Regarding HBA going to PSG I think I can remember reading somewhere that he had a falling out with Lauren Blanc. I think it may have been in the national side if thats the case he wont be going to PSG.

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #14

    Cabaye out – Cabella and De Jong in..
    Two years time Cabella goes for a big fee and two more players come in.
    Is this the ‘two players in each year’ that Kinnear is talking about? Obviously the usual no expenditure which is right up Ashley’s street (he only makes money from the club but doesn’t spend it) and of course no real ambition either.

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    News regarding the Cabella deal;

    “Montpellier Coach Rolland Courbis Wants Newcastle To Agree To Hatem Ben Arfa Loan”

    lol, no way we be loaning a player like Ben Arfa, especially after the comments he said about our club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Whatever happened to that young Dutch LB we had on loan from Chelsea, I thought he was going to be a future star,

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  • Spoof

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Gorgonzola

    so which date are you going for lol

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #18

    that fat old wank kinnear isnt goijg to sign anyone

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #19

    gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    pards is not the first manager to be unable to manage him

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    id loan hatem to montpellier.. hba cant start a game here (for a reason) & if we get cabella…

    we should loan him till summer, when remy leaves..& its also the best choice for hatem if he wants to have a chance of going to brazil..

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    ashley isnt a daft to accept 26m …. wen carrot can go for 35m m sure ashley would ask 35m + … cabaye is better than carrot n also one of the best in epl

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    nightfa11

    yea a loan for benny would do good

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #23

    gorgonzola

    They dont even need that many players, they just buy young prospects so no one else does, then waste their potential. Chelsea must of ruined allot of players over the years. They just spend, spend and spend. Look where Lucas Piazon is (he is out on loan), Marco van Ginkel (on the stands) Andre Schurrle ( on the stands) ,Oril Romeu (loan), Nathaniel Chalaboah (loan + another 22 players out on loan.

    Unbelievable, this gives no chance for teams like us at all, even though we got Graham Carr, he spots them first and since Mike Ashley wont bring his wallet out, other teams look at his scout report and jump on the bandwagon to get them!!

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  • Spoof

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Has anyone seen much of Cabella, I haven’t, but from the limited knowledge I have I get the impression that just like Ben Arfa, he is a match maverick with loads of tricks, but just like Ben Arfa he can be a bit lazy, if thats the case then it’s like for like and as with Hatem Remy will not get a game until his work-rate improves, which may never happen.

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  • Phatoon

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #25

    JfA

    Patrick van Aanholt?

    He’s on loan at Vitesse til the end of the season. He will then be into his last contract year with Chelsea.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    If someone point blank refuses tho agree to differ, you might as well ignore them. Most of us can accept that people have different opinions to each other. It is the way of the world. It becomes so annoying when you get that one person who is CONSTANTLY battering on about the same thing over and over and over, using different sets of loaded stats to psudo-prove their point. Catchy is one of these people. I have come to the conclusion that he either over self opinionated and spiteful, or just PIG IGNORANT.

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  • Phatoon

    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #27

    He’s also played 23 times (averaging 84mins) and scored 5 and assisted 5

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  • TurkishFan101

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #28

    More Cabella news:

    Laurent Nicollin – “We have an agreement with the leaders of Newcastle that I will not reveal. But it does not include a departure from Rémy before June, it is a certainty”

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #29

    And i am not a keyboard warrior, i would say it to his face too, if the unlikely opportunity arrose.

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #30

    JAMSHA

    yes..hatem wont get in form if he plays only 10 min per week.. montpellier should get him up to speed, so when remy leaves..hatem takes his place..hopefully..

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #31

    You know maybe both Cisse and Benny don’t life either Joke or Pardew;) lol

    …just kidding – probably only Joke! A do wonder though why Joke would just tell this to some random bloke?

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  • Spoof

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Markaccus

    calm down bonny lad, if you don’t like what he says then just ignore him, we all have certain people who we treat with contempt, just let the comments ride, your a rugby lad who comes on here for a bit of banter and a bit of fun, don’t allow anyone to spoil that for you, ignorance is bliss, banter with the people who you know will treat you with respect

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Jesper

    Refer to the previous article about jfk being a gobby drunk 😀

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #34

    breaking news====== cabs stays at Newcastle .

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #35

    Spoof
    Mate for the hundredth time the lad is nothing like HBA
    Much higher work rate, likes to drop deep has a great range of passing

    Catchy
    No it’s not stating facts at all, for example you say he done wonders with a lower league team where as Brighton fans say he spent fortunes and stalled with squad progression and failed to get them promoted despite hyping himself up, he left and the fans and players were more than happy to see him go
    The Mackems have a huge squad and have spent heavily, the players are bedding in and he has some of his senior players back

    Like i said between him and Pardew there is less than a 1% career win rate taking into account he has less than 3 months at top flight whilst Pardew has 3 years what your saying isn’t fact at all it’s opinion

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Spoof

    Its not simply that i dont like what he says. I try to respect other peoples opinions, even if i do not agree with it. I can “agree to differ”. He can’t, if you say you disagree you get jibes, snipes and attempts to belittle. I have now said my peice, and will say no more. I will now take your advice and calm down 😀

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  • spitfire_

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s more easier to understand what are US nuclear launch codes than to understand what Newcastle do in the transfer market.

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Deals are only related in the fact that we’ll only buy once Fat Ash knows he’ll will get cash for Cabaye in summer although if PSG offer 30 mil now he’ll order JFK to take it now
    Cabaye will not be replaced until summer, we’re generally assurred of a top ten finish bar an almighty collapse and Ash is happy with that

    Cabella may join earlier to acclimatise to prem ready for next season.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #39

    stuart

    but for how long, there is a plane leaving Newcastle for Paris in 45 minutes time, will he be on it, alert the French press, we may have another story tomorrow lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 20, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Jfk has told ssn that no more players are leaving, and have us linked with 3 players. Cabella, de jong and some random winger called salah??

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