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Newcastle boss Pardew refuses to give up keeping hold of Cabaye

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is determined not to lose Yohan Cabaye.

He insists that Newcastle will be the winners in this latest transfer saga to hit the club during a difficult summer which has seen them land just one senior player in Loic Remy, who has an outside chance of being included on the bench tomorrow as he recovers from a calf strain.

Pardew said: "The most important thing about this whole scenario is that the club wins. The club has to win here, no-one else. That is what comes first on my shift. I am manager of this football club and will do what is best for the club. So if he stays, we need to get the best out of him.

"You cannot go on a forecourt of a car showroom and say to the dealership, `here is my valuation is and I'm just going to drive it off'. It does not work like that. You have got to agree (a price) and only then can you drive it off. We have had one bid and it was not acceptable.

"Cabaye is a great player. In my opinion, he is one of the best in the world in that position and I have worked with Michael Carrick and (Javier) Mascherano, so I like to think I know.

"I have a good relationship with Yohan. I think it is important that it stays a good relationship for him and for me and for this club. And there has to be a way back for Yohan as well. So I have to be very careful in these next 10 days where there is a solution and he moves on but there is also a solution that he continues to play for us. Therefore I have to be seen to be fair and to be managing the whole picture."

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