Pardew wants PSG boss to bid not blab­ber

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By JA­SON MEL­LOR

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.”

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