“Astronomical” offer needed to tempt Newcastle to sell Cabaye amid PSG and Spurs interest

Newcastle are waiting for an “astronomical” offer for midfielder Yohan Cabaye before they will consider selling the French international, according to The Chronicle.

Cabaye has been linked with a move away from St. James’ Park after just two years at the club, with Spurs and French outfit PSG interested in signing the Magpies star.

Man United have also been linked with a move for the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at around £15m.

It is believed that it would take an offer of at least double that amount to tempt the Toon Army to discuss business, with both Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley confident that they hold all the cards in relation to the player’s future.

Unlike Demba Ba, who left Newcastle for Chelsea in 2012, Cabaye does not have a release clause in his contract at the club and as a result the power appears to remain firmly with his club.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc publically stated that he wants to give Cabaye a route back to his homeland, and also revealed that Spurs were interested, saying: “He is a very good player, I have not changed my mind. I read that Tottenham are also interested.

“Newcastle, Tottenham or Paris, I hope he will be at a big club in September.”

Cabaye himself has remained quiet on speculation about his future, and aside from one comment about a move to Man United providing an “interesting challenge” earlier this summer has remained focused on the new season with his current club.

He is under contract until 2016, and Magpies boss Alan Pardew said earlier this month that it would take a huge offer to tempt any of his star players away from the club.

He said: “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.

“That’s it.”

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