Rumoured Tottenham target Yohan Cabaye rules out PSG exit

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The French international has not been a regular in Ligue 1 this season.

Yohan Cabaye is a reported transfer target for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. The Sun reported this morning that Spurs are hoping to snap up the former Newcastle United midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the player himself has now ruled out such a move.

He told Telefoot that he has no intention of leaving PSG in the winter or summer transfer window:

"I respect my coach and I’m in a great club. Having a negative state of mind serves no purpose. You have to show spirit so you can show what you are capable of.

"I’m not the type of person that flees when they encounter difficulties. I’ve never talked about leaving because I don’t want to leave.

"I’m with great players and I take pleasure from that. I don’t want to leave as a failure. The most important thing is to show a positive demeanour and behaviour."

Cabaye joined PSG in January of last year from Newcastle United, where he has become an integral member of the Toon first-team.

Things have not gone swimmingly for Cabaye since his move to the French capital. This season he has started just nine Ligue 1 games and is struggling to play regular football with the big spending capital club.

Tottenham have plenty of central midfield options, but the likes of Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and, to a degree, Benjamin Stambouli, have struggled to show their best form since joining the club and a new central midfielder would certainly be welcomed at White Hart Lane.

But if Cabaye was the target, they may have to start looking elsewhere.

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