PSG head coach Laurent Blanc has again spoken of his admiration for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, despite a public rebuke for doing so from Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew earlier in the transfer window.
Pardew made it clear that he felt the right way to do transfer business was by way of a telephone call from one manager to another and not speaking about other team’s players in the public arena.
And yet, Blanc has ignored the criticism and pressed ahead with his claims of interest in Cabaye regardless of Alan Pardew’s strong feelings on the matter.
Newcastle midfielder Cabaye has been linked with a return to his native France all summer long, with first Monaco and then PSG looking closely at him.
The amount of money PSG hold in their reserves suggest it would be almost impossible for United to compete to keep hold of the player if the Parisian side made a concrete offer.
27-year-old Cabaye impressed immensely during his first season on Tyneside, but looked out-of-sorts last time around and may believe a new challenge back in Ligue 1 would suit him at this stage.
Meanwhile, Newcastle would be willing to sell, but only at the right price and bearing in mind PSG’s wealth, they could be looking at a differently-priced menu to most others.
The ball is firmly in Paris Saint-Germain’s court.