Transfer Talk: Featuring Cabaye, Parker and Lewandowski

Newcastle, Arsenal, Tottenham, QPR, Fulham, Manchester City, Celtic, Benfica, Schalke, Middlesbrough, Bury and Borussia Dortmund all feature.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has ‘blasted’ Arsenal’s ‘derisory’ £10 million bid for Yohan Cabaye as ‘unacceptable. The Gunners made an offer for the French midfielder, which the North East giants flatly rejected.

Earlier today Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker ‘snubbed’ QPR for Fulham and is expected to undergo a medical imminently for the Cottagers after agreeing a three-year deal to keep him in the Premier League, despite concrete interest from former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road.

Argentine fullback Pablo Zabaleta signed a new four-year deal with Manchester City earlier today, which will keep him with the Citizens until 2017.

Celtic and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster is ‘not for sale’, according to Sky Sports this evening, after an ‘approach’ for Benfica for the 25-year-old stopper.

Meanwhile, Celtic manager Neil Lennon remains ‘hopeful’ of signing Teemu Pukki of Schalke, despite the German club’s concerns over the fitness of striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Middlesbrough remain ‘in talks’ with Leeds over striker Ross McCormack, according to reports.

Bury have signed midfielder Tommy Miller on a year-long deal. The former Sunderland midfielder was released by Swindon Town this summer at the age of 34.

Elsewhere, Robert Lewandowski has been handed a wage rise by Borussia Dortmund after a summer transfer saga between Dortmund and Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

The Polish striker is set to treble his salary to £60,000 a week but is still expected to join the European champions on a free transfer next summer when his current deal with the Champions League runners up expires.

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