Newcastle ace coy over transfer interest

Yohan CabayeYohan Cabaye insists his focus is on securing survival for Newcastle despite speculation he could move on in the summer.

The Frenchman has been linked with a summer exit after what has largely been a difficult second season in the Premier League, but with the club battling to preserve their top flight status the midfielder insists he is happy at St James’ Park and refused to discuss the speculation surrounding his future.

Cabaye told the Chronicle: “I have three years’ contract left and now my mind is just to save the club. We have two cup finals then it will be the holidays.

“But I am at Newcastle. I don’t want to think about the future with two games left. I am very, very happy to play for this club and these fans.”

Newcastle travel to already relegated QPR on Sunday and a point may be enough to ensure survival, if Wigan lose at Arsenal on Tuesday.

Cabaye is well aware that his side have not performed to the best of their abilities over the course of the campaign but is confident they can avoid the drop.

He added: “We all made some mistakes at the start of the season – that’s why we are fighting for relegation.

“But if we learn from our mistakes, no problem. We are only human and we all make mistakes, but now is time to learn and prepare.

“We need to finish strongly and then prepare well for next season. We have to be ready to fight and play and be ready again in the Premier League, like we were last season.”

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