There is a report in the Le Parisien today that PSG will follow up their initial bid of £14M with a second bid of £20M, as they move in to attempt to complete the deal for French International midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Yohan Cabaye – PSG to bid £20M
And news that the PSG Director of Football Olivier Letang is travelling to Newcastle for negotiations, as he tries to compete the deal for Yohan Cabaye, and will be meeting with Newcastle officials – Joe Kinnear in particular – and maybe even with the player himself.
And in the Le Parisien poll on who the fans would like to see at PSG – with over 23000 votes in, 64% want Yohan Cabaye compared to only 35% wanting Roma’s Miralem Pjanic.
If the news on PSG officials travelling to Newcastle is accurate, that’s not good, because they wouldn’t even make the trip if they didn’t think they could finalize the deal, so we have to think their proposed £20M bid is getting very close to what Newcastle and Mike Ashley will accept.
And there was news this morning in the English press, that £25M was the fee Mike Ashley wanted for the French midfielder, so if PSG are willing to bid £20M in their second attempt – a deal could be made somewhere between that and the £25M Newcastle want.
We should look for Cabaye being withdrawn from the squad for tomorrow night’s game at Norwich City – if this news from Paris is true.
And if the deal does go through this week, it will be interesting to see what Newcastle do with the money they get for the 28 year-old – if anything.
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