Sunday, 26th January, 2014

Newcastle United have knocked back a bid of £14m from Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the BBC.

Cabaye has long been on PSG's radar and has been favoured as an addition by coach Laurent Blanc due to the fact he can play in the Champions League this season; other targets such as Juan Mata would have been cup-tied.

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But Newcastle are not willing to lose the midfielder and have informed PSG that their £14m bid will not be accepted.

Cabaye's view on the failed attempt remains to be seen.


Arsenal had an offer for his services turned down in the summer, much to Cabaye's annoyance, and the Frenchman went on a mini-strike to try and force through the switch.

He later backed down, but seemingly still has his eye on the exit door.

Indeed, Cabaye has spoken warmly about the prospect of playing for PSG, commenting in December: "I'd like to know who does not want to play for Paris Saint-Germain today?"

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