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Newcastle have agreed a £19m deal with Paris Saint-Germain for the transfer of Yohan Cabaye.

The Magpies rejected a £14m bid from PSG over the weekend but were also braced for another bid from the French club.Reports suggested that Newcastle were not willing to do business for anything less than £20m, but it seems that a compromise of slightly less than that figure has now been reached.

Cabaye told the club that he wanted to leave and Newcastle have now relented.

The 28-year-old had travelled with the squad ahead of Tuesday’s match against Norwich but will now fly to France tomorrow for a medical in the next 24 hours.

Earlier today Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admitted he wasn’t sure if the club could hold onto Cabaye, saying: “You are talking to someone who lost Andy Carroll with eight hours to go, so am I confident? No, I’m not confident and I don’t think any team not in a Champions League position or fighting for a Champions League position could be.”

“We know we have got a club interested in Cabaye, a very wealthy club and a powerful club, and we are conscious of that.”We are doing our best to protect Newcastle.”

It now remains to be seen whether Pardew’s fears about Carroll, when the club were left with no time to bring in a replacement, are realised or whether the club are able to bring in new faces ahead of the end of the transfer window at 11pm on Friday.

Montpellier’s Remy Cabella would seem to be a like-for-like replacement but the French side are unwilling to sell before the summer, leaving Newcastle possibly looking for a stop-gap with the likes of Lyon’s Yoann Gourcuff and Clement Grenier talked about as possible options.

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