Newcastle boss Pardew: No Spurs offer for Cabaye

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists no offer from Tottenham arrived in the summer for Yohan Cabaye.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists no offer from Tottenham arrived in the summer for Yohan Cabaye.

While Pardew spent the transfer window looking anxiously over his shoulder amid a whirlwind of speculation over his big names, he emerged with his squad intact.

Asked about Spurs' interest in Cabaye, the manager replied: "Firstly, 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."

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