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