French midfielder Yohan Cabaye will stay at Newcastle unless the club receives a huge bid…
Newcastle will only allow star 27-year-old French midfielder Yohan Cabaye to leave the club if an astronomical offer is received, reports The Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in the talented playmaker after missing out on Thiago and Cesc Fabregas, but have yet to make a bid. Huge spending French side PSG could also bring Cabaye back to his home country, and their new boss Laurent Blanc has publicly admired the freekick specialist.
“He is a very good player. I have not changed my mind. I read that Tottenham are also interested,” said the French boss.
“Newcastle, Tottenham or Paris – I hope he will be at a big club in September,” added Blanc.
The Magpies will be well aware of the Parisian’s spending power, and will likely ask for a fee close to £30m for his services. PSG have already spent nearly £100m this summer on Edinson Cavani, Marquinhos and Lucas Digne, and would quite happily shell out more if the right player becomes available.
Toon boss Alan Pardew said last month: “I feel we are in a strong position financially to hold on to our players. If one of our top players goes, it will be a bid that blows the doors off.”
With United’s increasing desperation to strengthen their midfield, PSG’s never-ending pockets and Tottenham’s willingness to spend big this transfer window, a bid large enough to tempt Newcastle may well be lodged before the end of August.