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What The Hell Is Cabaye On About?
Published : 04 Oct 2012 12:05:03
Alan Pardew has been quick to dismiss claims by Yohan Cabaye that the French international received an offer from Tottenham in the summer.
The 26-year-old midfielder had recently suggested that Spurs wanted him to replace Luka Modric, but that he had rejected the offer as he was happy at St James' Park.
Spurs came into the equation insisting: "No we DIDN'T try and sign Cabaye!", putting Pardew on the spot when he was quizzed by reporters yesterday.
Alan Pardew: "There was no offer from Spurs so Yohan didn't get that opportunity.
"But of course, the likes of Yohan and one or two other players are going to be courted by some of the top sides, that's natural.
"What is important is the development of players - I think players develop here and it is important then that we give them a platform for success, and we are doing our best to do that and this competition is part of that.
"Hopefully together, we can achieve that and then re-evaluate our goals for next year."