Transfer news: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew calls for window change
Tuesday 20 August 2013 10:35, UK
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew thinks the transfer window should be closed before the Premier League season kicks off.
Newcastle have knocked back Arsenal's approach for Cabaye, with the terms on offer falling well short of their valuation, but the whole episode has left a sour taste in the mouths of those at St James' Park.
Pardew said on the matter following the Magpies' defeat at the Etihad: "We've prepared with the lad for three days and then for him to have his head turned by this bid from Arsenal on the eve of the game is just disrespectful.
"From my view, why it couldn't have waited until tomorrow morning I do not know.
"I don't think the result would have been the same if he had played."