Yohan Cabaye has moved to quash rumours that he is set to quit Newcastle, by insisting that there is “nothing” truthful in such speculation.
The French midfielder is widely regarded as one of the very best playmakers in the Premier League following his consistent displays for the Magpies since arriving from Lille in 2011.
Such performances have sparked interest from Arsenal – who failed with a concrete move for his signature over the summer – as well as Liverpool, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite having stayed put during the last window, interest in Cabaye is once again high this month.
The Gunners have been linked with a fresh offer for the silky passer while PSG are also keen, but the player himself says that he is not set to leave St James’ Park in the coming weeks:
“For me to go to Paris or another club, there is nothing.” He is quoted by The Chronicle.
“I just want to be focused on the next game, Man City.”
“I think it’s hard for every player (to be linked with a move away from their club).
“It depends what the player wants – if he wants to leave or if he wants to stay.
“So there is every time speculation about the transfer, even in January.
“So it’s hard for the player, the club and the fans, for everybody.
“It is not a good period for everybody.
“We just have to stay away from that speculation and stay focused on our job and my job especially.”