Newcastle boss Alan Pardew plans talks with Yohan Cabaye after failed Arsenal move

Posted by - September 5, 2013 - Arsenal, Newcastle United, Transfer News and Gossip

Alan Pardew will hold talks with midfielder Yohan Cabaye after his decision to go on strike failed to force through a transfer to Arsenal.

The Newcastle star refused to play for the club after learning of a £10m bid from Arsenal.

But the Gunners refused to meet the Toon’s valuation of their star and the deal didn’t happen.

The France international received a mixed reception when he was brought on a substitute during last weekend’s victory over Fulham.

Pardew said: “It was important to get him out there on Saturday, it will make it easier to move on although there is a lot of talking to be done between now and Aston Villa.

“We will speak with Yohan and with his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand-in-hand.

“The guy has a World Cup at the end of the year and he is a big part of France’s plans. He hasn’t been picked this week and I think that was a bit of a shock to him.

“It was only because of the [transfer] situation, because I think he’s nailed on in their team.

“That whole situation will resolve itself.”