Newcastle United Manager Alan Pardew Fears Losing Yohan Cabaye This Summer

Magpies boss aware of interest in star midfielder.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has admitted that there is strong interest in midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and that he is concerned about losing him this summer, according to the Daily Express.

The French playmaker has been a key performer for the Magpies since moving to the Premier League from Lille in 2011, and has attracted attention from numerous top clubs since then.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been linked with him on several occasions, and it seems that a return to Ligue 1 with big-spending PSG could be on the cards this summer.

New PSG boss Laurent Blanc has admitted to liking the player, and could move for him in the dying weeks of the summer transfer window. Pardew admits, however, that this would be particularly bad timing as he may not manage to bring in a suitable replacement before the start of the season.

“The speculation about Cabaye is right,” he said. “He’s a top player and I wouldn’t expect no less.”

When asked about finding a replacement for the influential midfield player, he added: “That’s a worry.

“We’ve had that before with Andy Carroll and it was a tricky time to lose Andy when we did. We managed to overcome that. But you don’t want to make it a habit.”

Newcastle have so far managed to hold on to other stars that had been linked with moves away this summer, including goalkeeper Tim Krul and winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

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