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MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Yohan Cabaye doesn’t make the Newcastle United squad for tonight’s English Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

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The French midfielder, who has been the target of several European clubs this summer, has seen Newcastle rejected a bid from Arsenal for his service on Monday and will be hoping to have everything sorted pretty soon.

In the meantime though, goalkeeper Tim Krul does make his first competitive appearance in four months and he will be protected at the back by Mathieu Debuchy, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez and Papiss Cisse also start.

For Manchester City, Fernandinho and Jesus Navas both start, while striker Sergio Aguero is fit and partners Edin Dzeko in the attack.

David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Vincent Kompany all start as well, but forward Alvaro Negredo is only on the bench and fellow summer signing Stevan Jovetic is not in the squad altogether.

Manchester City v Newcastle United

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Jesus Navas, Aguero, Silva, Dzeko
Subs: Milner, Nasri, Negredo, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Rodwell, Pantilimon

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Sissoko, Tiote, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Gutierrez, Cisse
Subs: Anita, Elliot, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Dummett

Referee: Andre Marriner