.... how much Paris Saint-Germain paid for Yohan Cabaye.
The Magpies did, however, insist that the midfielder made it “very clear” he wanted to join the Ligue 1 club.
Newcastle say Cabaye has joined PSG for an “undisclosed fee”.
Reports in France have suggested they have paid £20m, plus add-ons, for Cabaye, who spent two and a half years at United.
A United insider claims Mike Ashley won't name the price because other clubs will hold Newcastle to ransom when they try and bring in replacements knowing how much they have to spend.