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Mike Ashley Claps His Hands As Bidding War In Full Swing On Cabaye

8 years ago

The reported Arsenal bid on Monday has put Yohan Cabaye up as one of the current headlines in the transfer market shenanigans.

As ever with transfer action, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors involved as the various parties try to present themselves in the best light and get the best result.

Arsene Wenger has kicked off big style when questioned about Arsenal’s ‘bid’ for Cabaye;

“You have your opinions and first of all you don’t know that we did (bid for Cabaye) and you come to conclusions without knowing what we did.

So it is quite amazing when all of the people don’t know and are giving their opinions on things they don’t know.

I do not have to explain to you what happened and it is not down to me to explain every single thing I do, it is impossible.”

Newcastle dismissed Arsenal’s £10m bid as derisory and it is reported in France that PSG have now bid £15m for Cabaye.

Despite Pardew’s protestations to the contrary, I think most Newcastle fans believe that a key part of Ashley’s summer plan was to get as much as possible for Yohan Cabaye and use some of that money on new signing(s).

While Newcastle always try to avoid bidding wars when buying, it obviously is a bonus when selling if you get a few interested. How a long drawn out Cabaye sale would impact on potential transfer spending is anybody’s guess.

The really cynical ones of you out there might even come up with an idea that it was Newcastle themselves who made public Arsenal’s interest in order to draw out bids from others but surely that is not the case…


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