With Arsenal circling around Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle United would be wise to turn down the Premier League club’s advances and negotiate a deal with Ligue 1 side PSG, which would also see Mamadou Sakho join the Magpies.
It seems inevitable now that Cabaye will leave Newcastle within the next 10 days, with manager Alan Pardew leaving the Frenchman out of the Magpies’ starting XI against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in their Premier League opener.
It is extremely disappointing, but like Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have already shown this season, Newcastle need to get as much money as possible for their midfielder, and ideally a player or two in return.
It wouldn’t make sense for Newcastle to sell to Arsenal, however across the channel there’s a club with a fair bit of money who are very keen on Cabaye – PSG.
PSG could well pay around £20 million for Yohan, but if Joe Kinnear and co. are clever, they will look to strengthen Newcastle’s defence and include Mamadou Sakho as part of the deal.
Newcastle have been interested in Sakho for a long time and the 14-time capped Frenchman only has one year left on his contract, so PSG might well be looking to offload.
While Liverpool have been interested in the defender, it is being reported that the 23-year-old has his heart set on a move to AC Milan to play in Serie A, so the Magpies might have their work cut out to persuade him to move to Tyneside.
Would Sakho be out of Newcastle’s league right now?