Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear has insisted that Yohan Cabaye will stay at the club despite reported interest from Monaco.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to the big-spending Ligue 1 outfit, with Newcastle moving to deny that the France international had completed a medical at the Stade Louis II.
Kinnear, who confirmed he had agreed to return to St James' Park on Sunday, was quick to reaffirm the Premier League club's stance, and stated his confidence that the former Lille man would not be going anywhere during the transfer window.
"He (Cabaye) will stay," Kinnear told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
"We don't feel we have to sell our top stars. The only players we will move on are the ones that are coming up short. You can't have that at a massive football club like this.
"We will have to move them on. We can't have mediocre players at Newcastle United. But we won't be selling our best players."
Cabaye joined Newcastle from Lille in 2011 and helped them to a fifth placed finish in the Premier League in his debut season.
However, last campaign was a frustrating one for the 27-year-old as he struggled with a lack of fitness for much of the term as Newcastle finished just two places above the relegation zone.
The midfielder has made 73 appearances for Alan Pardew's side, scoring 11 goals.