Newcastle United’s sporting director Joe Kinnear has stated that they have told Arsenal what they want for midfielder Yohan Cabaye and the next move is up to them.
We’ve told Arsenal our terms, the ball is in their court.
According to the report in the Mirror, Newcastle have allegedly told Arsenal that they want £20m for the player with £15m upfront. It’s worth noting that they don’t actually quote Kinnear as saying this and just last week sections of the media were claiming that Newcastle wanted £25m for Cabaye.
Arsenal have had one bid for the player, said to be £12m, already rejected and while PSG were said to be interested in signing him, various reports in France claim that is no longer the case.
The Sun are reporting that Cabaye is now on strike at Newcastle and that Mike Ashley wants at least £18m for him. How true these strike reports are is hard to tell as it doesn’t sound to me like it would be something Alan Pardew would be able to keep his mouth shut about.
Cabaye has not played in Newcastle’s last two matches and according to reports is set to miss their midweek clash with Morecombe in the Capital One Cup as well as their next Premier League match against Fulham.