Last Updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:33
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has promised to keep the club's best interests at heart with the future of Yohan Cabaye remaining unclear.
Cabaye has not featured for the Magpies yet this term after Arsenal made a £10million bid for his services just hours before the opening league game of the season against Manchester City.
The North East outfit rejected the offer but speculation persists that the Gunners could return with an improved bid, but they may face competition from PSG who are also understood to be considering a swoop.
Punters using their free bet may be interested to know that Pardew is keen to retain the services of the France international in order to avoid being dragged into another relegation battle like last term.
The 27-year-old will miss out on the Capital One cup tie with Morecambe on Wednesday night as his manager still believes that he is not in the right frame of mind.
Pardew said: "The answer isn't as simple as a 'yes' or a 'no'. The answer is he is either going to be sold and we are going to have to replace him in the window that we have left, or he's going to stay,
"But I, as the manager, have to protect him and protect the football club, more importantly. The first thing on my agenda is the football club, trust me, and that will always come first while I am the manager here.
"The bottom line is with world-class players if they move on, it has to be world-class money."
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