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Report: Yohan Cabaye will not leave Newcastle this January

Dec 27, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

Excellent play for Newcastle this season could see Yohan Cabaye leaving the Premier League. Getty Images

Despite reports from France linking Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye to a move away from St. James Park, English papers are maintaining the opposite.

The Chronicle reported Thursday that Newcastle will reject all offers for the Frenchman this January, as the club has come to a “gentleman’s agreement” with his agent.

According to the report, the agreement was made after Arsenal bid for the 27-year-old in August, and despite early interest from the player in the move, ultimately the decision was made for him to stay until the end of the season.

When asked about Cabaye prior to their Boxing Day match with Stoke City, Alan Pardew said the midfielder had a “pole position” at the club and players like him relish that opportunity, keeping in mind they can sometimes get lost in a more prominent squad.

Cabaye has contributed as a pole position player should this season, having cashed in five goals and adding three more assists from the central midfield position. He also has 23 chances created this season for the Toon, according to Squawka statistics.

Arsenal and Manchester United were both reportedly interested, as they were in the summer, and a number of French teams were apparently in the mix, including Marseille.

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