Paris St Germain have become the latest club to rule out a move for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
PSG were thought to be in the driving seat for the Frenchman after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger declared that he no longer needed Cabaye, however they too seem to have cooled their interest after president Nasser Al Khelaifi: was quoted as saying: "I don't think we need to recruit".
It is unclear what ramifications this could have for the potential incoming of Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella. The Daily Mail broke the news that Alan Pardew's side are currently locked in negotiations for the Manchester United and Arsenal target, but given the similarities between the two players, Newcastle are unlikely to continue their pursuit of Cabella should Cabaye elect to stay on Tyneside.
Finally, there is the bizarre news that Everton's Jonny Heitinga has turned down a move to West Ham in favour of Newcastle. The Dutchman was thought to have all but signed for Sam Allardyce's men, however he has now turned down a switch to Upton Park. The defender released a statement saying: "You have to be fully convinced that you will make the right step and I didn't have that."
But the story doesn't end there, as Jack Sullivan, son of Hammers chairman David Sullivan, has claimed on twitter that Heitinga has instead chosen to join Newcastle. He tweeted: "Sadly Heitinga will not be joining us. We think he’s chosen Newcastle ahead of us."
The potential arrival of Heitinga would surely the seal the fate of out-of-favour defender Steven Taylor, who has played just 45 minutes of Premier League football this season. His agent has claimed he is prepared to leave on loan in search of regular first team football, with Queens Park Rangers understood to be keen.
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