Pardew wants PSG boss to bid not blabber
ALAN PARDEW has blasted Laurent Blanc’s public pursuit of Yohan Cabaye.
But the Toon chief risked being accused of doublestandards after revealing he wants £14million-rated strike pair Loic Remy and Darren Bent.
Pardew told Paris St Germain boss Blanc to put up or shut up for in-demand Frenchman Cabaye.
Moneybags PSG are eyeing a summer swoop for the £12m-rated midfielder.
But Pardew insists they’ve gone about it the wrong way after French legend Blanc went public with his interest.
Pards said: “I don’t think it’s right. He can get on the phone to me or make a bid. That’s the right way to do it.”
Monaco are also after the 27-year-old, who expressed his admiration for Man United and also refused to rule out a return to France.
Pardew is set for clearthe-air-talks with Cabaye – who was far from happy after learning bungling new director of football Joe Kinnear had called him Yohan “Kebab”.
The Toon manager is desperate to hang onto his prize asset, and he added: “I want to talk about this important year for him. I’m hoping he’s going to be an integral part of France’s team.”
Pardew confirmed his pursuit of Remy and Bent in his efforts to support last season’s top scorer Papiss Cisse.
Newcastle only just missed out on Remy in January when the France star opted to join QPR.
And Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is happy to sell after the R’s dropped into the Championship.
But he wants £6m plus defender Steven Taylor as part of the deal.
Pardew would love to be reunited with Aston Villa outcast Bent, who he worked with at Charlton.
Mindful of falling into the same trap as Blanc by talking publicly about players at other clubs, he said: “Both of those players are on our list. But they are under contract at other clubs.
“It’s difficult – you have to be careful.
“There is an interest in Darren and there is an interest in other players, who I shouldn’t name because of their situations at their current clubs.”