Newcastle set a hefty fee for Cabaye.
Newcastle United have told interested clubs Arsenal, Manchester United, AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain that it will cost £25m to sign coveted midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Star.
Cabaye has spent two years at St James’ Park following a £4.4m switch from French side Lille in the summer of 2011 and has since gone onto greatly impress in the Premier League.
However, with the Magpies having a disappointing campaign in 2012/13 and new director of football Joe Kinnear calling the Frenchman Yohan ‘Kebab’ in a gaffe-filled radio interview, it’s thought the midfielder is going to hand in a transfer request when he reports back for pre-season training.
Several clubs have been keeping tabs on Cabaye, with super-rich Ligue 1 duo Monaco and PSG the first to show interest, whilst Premier League giants Arsenal and United are also keen on the France international.
The 27-year-old has made 73 appearances for Newcastle in all competitions during his time in the north east and has scored 11 goals and provided eight assists.
Yet with the Toon struggling last season and not securing European football for 2013/14, Cabaye may want to move on to further his career and maintain his international chances.
An impressive debut year in England ensured the midfielder was in the starting XI for France’s Euro 2012 adventure and to date the Newcastle man has earned 23 caps and scored one goal.
Manager Alan Pardew is probably hoping however that by slapping a £25m price-tag on the Frenchman all interested clubs will back-off, as despite Cabaye’s obvious talent that asking fee is fairly steep.