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Arsenal target refused to play for Newcastle

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Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye refused to play in his side's 0-0 draw with West Ham on Saturday after a bid of £10m was received from Arsenal, according to BBC Sport.

The French midfielder also missed last Monday's 4-0 defeat by Manchester City, the day after the bid was actually received.

Cabaye did travel with the squad to play against Manchester City, although left before the 4-0 defeat after a bid from the Gunners, which his side labelled as ‘derisory’.

Pardew told BBC Sport after the game on the Cabaye complication: "It is quite simple – We need to resolve the situation.

"We need to get ourselves in a position where if he stays, great, and if he doesn't stay we need to get someone equally as good.

"If it is a situation where he leaves the football club, we have got to be stronger."

When asked about transfer activity at the club, Pardew informed: "There should be business from us, business that is right for Newcastle where our fans get in a position where they really want to believe in the team. It’s difficult at the moment.

"We have big clubs filling our players with disharmony."

So it does not take a genius to work out that transfer business may be imminent at St James’ Park, although Cabaye’s departure only adds to the pressure on Pardew to deliver signings.

Newcastle’s only major signing is Loic Remy, who joined on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers.

Who do you think would make a good replacement for Cabaye? As usual feel free to comment your opinions below.


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