Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has risked once again upsetting Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew by suggesting that midfielder Yohan Cabaye should leave the north east for a "big club".
Pardew was openly critical of the former France national team manager after he publically spoke about Cabaye earlier this summer.
"I don't think that's right," said an angry Pardew. "He can get on the phone to me or make a bid. I think that's the right way to do it.
"I think the way it's come out isn't perhaps respectful to Yohan. That's something I want to talk to him about."
Cabaye has been linked with a move away from St. James Park on several occasions this summer, with Blanc suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur are now interested in signing the France international.
Pardew is likely to once again respond angrily as Blanc appears to be trying to unsettle the midfielder as the new season approaches.
"He is a very good player, I have not changed my mind. I read that Tottenham are also interested," said Blanc, as quoted in the Daily Mail. "I hope he will be at a big club in September."
Cabaye has been a standout performer for Newcastle in recent seasons and it was suggested that he may look to join a top side after Newcastle narrowly avoided relegation last season.
However, Pardew is determined to hang on to one of most influential players as he looks to further strengthen his squad before the season gets underway in just over two weeks.
Newcastle have already managed to bring Loic Remy to the club on a season-long loan and are believed to be close to landing Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis after agreeing a £8m fee for the France international.