Man United transfers: Alan Pardew fears ‘massive offer’ for Yohan Cabaye

Man United transfers: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew wants to keep Yohan Cabaye despite fearing a "massive offer"

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Alan Pardew's side finished 16th in the Premier League last term Photo: Back Page Images

Alan Pardew says he wants to keep Yohan Cabaye – but has admitted Newcastle United could be tempted to sell if a “massive offer” was lodged.

The France international has been linked with Premier League champions Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window, as well as Ligue 1 holders Paris Saint-Germain.

Cabaye was one of Pardew’s standout performers in an otherwise difficult campaign for the Magpies last season, with the midfielder scoring six goals and making two assists as his club finished 16th.

And Pardew is worried Newcastle could receive a big offer for their talisman towards the end of the transfer window, resulting in the sale of their French playmaker.

“That’s a worry,” Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

“We’ve had that before with Andy Carroll and it was a tricky time to lose Andy when we did. We managed to overcome that. But you don’t want to make it a habit.

“For me, of course I want to keep him.

“If one of the big clubs comes with a massive offer we will have to react to that.

“As it stands at the moment there have still been no offers. He remains our player and myself and the fans would love to see him stay come September 2, and still be in a black and white shirt.”

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