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Transfer news: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew not worried by Yohan Cabaye rumours

Alan Pardew: Yohan Cabaye has two years left on his contract

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is not worried that midfielder Yohan Cabaye may buy-out his own contract this summer.

Cabaye has two years left on his contract and under FIFA rules - the Webster rule, Article 17 of Fifa's transfer statutes - he could buy himself out of the remaining two years of his contract for just £6million which would then make him available for free to any club.

Newcastle rejected an offer of around £10m for the France international, who they value at around double that amount, from Arsenal in August.

Pardew admits he is aware of the situation, but expects his star player to stay.

Pardew said: "It doesn't worry me. The point you are raising is something that has been raised at an international level, it's not isolated to Yohan Cabaye.

"Whether that's possible, I don't know, it's not my department, if I am honest.

"The most important thing is that he has two-years left on his contract in the summer and we are looking forward to him playing for Newcastle for the rest of this season, and we will take it from there in the summer."