NEWCASTLE United have not received a bid from Monaco for Yohan Cabaye.
French TV station L’Equipe 21 reported yesterday that the midfielder was undergoing a medical ahead of a £23m move to the Stade Louis II.
Earlier this the week, Monaco’s chief executive officer, Vadim Vasilyev, had hinted that Cabaye was among the players interesting the newly-promoted club.
“Yohan Cabaye? He is an exciting player,” Vasilyev told L’Equipe.
But the Gazette understands there has been no bid for Cabaye – who United manager Alan Pardew is keen to keep at St James’s Park – from cash-rich Monaco, who look set to be Europe’s biggest spending club this summer.
However, the report – and Cabaye’s recent public comments – will concern Pardew and fans alike.
Speaking while on international duty with France last week, Cabaye hinted that he was interested in a move to Premier League champions Manchester United.
“For the moment I am at Newcastle,” said Cabaye. “You never know what happens in football.”
“Yes, for sure, (playing for Man United) it could be an interesting challenge but like I said for the moment, there is nothing concrete and I am still at Newcastle.”
Cabaye – who captained Newcastle in the absence through injury of skipper Fabricio Coloccini last season – joined the club from French team Lille two years ago.
Italian club AS Roma have also been linked with a bid for the 27-year-old.