Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with the current form of Yohan Cabaye.

Pardew could face another battle to hang on to the 27-year-old next month with Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris St Germain having already been linked with him.

He said: "He is a fantastic footballer.

"He is improving and he is improving around us because he is in an environment where he has got pole position.

"He has got pole position in my team, and that's nice for a player like him. You don't always get that at clubs, you can get lost at some of the bigger clubs.

"But he has got pole position here and he is enjoying it. He has really got his feathers up at the minute and he can produce any magic he wants for us because he is in that sort of mood."