‘Irons target’ Cabaye “close” to Palace switch

yohan-cabaye-454693Yohan Cabaye – regularly linked as a major target for West Ham – is this morning reported as being close to a switch to Crystal Palace.

The Mirror claims that the former Newcastle midfield ace is ready for a premier league return after his spell at Paris St Germain following a £19 million switch to the French champs.


He is now apparently available at a cut price and is keen to link up with Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park. The Mirror understands a deal is set to be done in the next week in time for the Eagles’ pre-season.

The Hammers – despite reports claiming that he is a target – have revealed to ClaretandHugh that they have not been chasing the 29 year old.

We were told: “We have done zero on the player.”

Former Irons boss But Pardew is also claimed to be interested in Charlie Austin who also interests West Brom and has again been linked with us.

But the £15 million asking fee is too much for the Irons who would only possibly become involved if it were to be dropped.


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17 comments on “‘Irons target’ Cabaye “close” to Palace switch

  1. Cabaye not coming is no big deal even if we were interested in him.Decent player but just one of many.We will find someone else.Plenty more out there.

  2. Dont want too many french in the team anyway.French love to strike about anything,dont want a mid-match strike in the centre circle because its too cloudy,the grass is too green or their asses dont look good in their shorts.Look at the chaos they caused at newcastle 😉

  3. Pardew loves a frenchman or ten.Barcodes were like a PSG or Lyon reserves team when he was there at one time,lol,i guess you are still in exile the Sam,haha 😀

    • Hahaha,nah not at all.Just staying out of the way.Woman with the hump & all that.If i aint there i cant have my balls ripped off again 😀

  4. No loss,I don’t think he’d be up for the fight. He throws tantrums over not being picked,being asked to play out of position,wrong hair gel in the dressing room etc

  5. They would sit in the centre circle & set fire to it.. Pardew does like the french players.

  6. I think i might have been given a one way ticket to coventry, billy no mates 🙁

    • Do you want me to reply to your thread on Wetpants essex.I dont mind making you feel wanted on there.Will have to make an account first though 😀

  7. Where are you billy no mates Essex? Here,there or everywhere,lol 😀

  8. Win some,lose some if we were interested in him at all.Move on,next target pls 😉

  9. Sniff sniff no 🙁 no i’ll be ok…… bloody hell have you seen the price of train tickets to coventry?? Bugger that….. i’ll give sit here & look at google earth all day…

  10. “Give sit here” ?? See i’m so upset i cant even spell wrighlty ;-P lol

  11. I’m off out for a few hrs, taking my three legged dog for a hair cut…
    bye bye dear friends……………

  12. We do not need any more midfielders we need wingers a centre forward 2 right backs and a centre half and we need to remove the dead wood

  13. & a partridge in a pear tree……. 🙂

  14. We need one more quality midfielder,aint sure who it will but one more will join.

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