Newcastle transfers: Alan Pardew unhappy with Yohan Cabaye exit talk

Newcastle transfers: Alan Pardew says he is unhappy with speculation linking Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain

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Yohan Cabaye scored six Premier League goals this season Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Alan Pardew admits he is unhappy with Paris Saint-Germain for their open pursuit of Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

The France international, who was also linked with Manchester United earlier this summer, is reported to be a target of new PSG manager Laurent Blanc after he replaced Carlo Ancelotti earlier this month.

Cabaye scored six goals and made two assists in 26 Premier League appearances to help fire the Magpies clear of relegation danger last term, and Pardew is keen to hold talks with the playmaker amid speculation linking him to the Ligue 1 champions.

“I don’t think that’s right,” Pardew said. “He can get on the phone to me or make a bid. I think that’s the right way to do it.

“I think the way it’s come out isn’t perhaps respectful to Yohan. That’s something I want to talk to him about.”

Last month, Newcastle’s controversial director of football Joe Kinnear was adamant that the 27-year-old won’t be leaving the club this summer.

“We’ve got him under contract – and we want to keep all of our top players here,” he told the Evening Chronicle. “We don’t feel we have to sell our top stars.”

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