Newcastle manager Pardew unconcerned by Cabaye buy-out rumours

The French midfielder would be able to pay up the final two years of his contract and move clubs as a free agent under Fifa rules, but the manager is not worried
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is unmoved by reports claiming midfielder Yohan Cabaye can buy out his own contract for £6 million.

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The Magpies rejected overtures from Arsenal in the summer despite Cabaye's willingness to leave, while Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with a move for the France international.

Reports have suggested that Cabaye could force his way out of the club this summer by paying up his remaining salary in line with Fifa rules, but Pardew is relaxed about the situation.

"It doesn't worry me," he told reporters. "The point you are raising is something that has been raised at an international level, it's not isolated to Yohan Cabaye.

"Whether that's possible, I don't know, it's not my department, if I am honest.

"The most important thing is that he has two years left on his contract in the summer and we are looking forward to him playing for Newcastle for the rest of this season, and we will take it from there in the summer."

Meanwhile, Pardew admits he would like to add to his squad in the transfer window, with Borussia Monchengladbach's Luuk de Jong and Montpellier's Remy Cabella rumoured to be potential striker targets, but the 52-year-old confirmed the club have made no bids so far.

He added: "We've not bid for any player. I think there's room to bring in a player, for sure, but it would need to be right financially for the board.

"Our legs are working under the water in terms of making calls and trying to manoeuvre a transfer that would work for us."