Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye refusing to play for Newcastle
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye looks increasingly likely of joining league compatriots Arsenal, after he was once again an omission from the Magpies’ starting line-up for their recent 0-0 draw against West Ham United.
The 27-year old has been enquired about by the Gunners – who made a £10M bid on the eve of Newcastle’s first Premier League game against Manchester City.
Manager Alan Pardew revealed he told Cabaye to go home after having his head turned by the news – which he heard from a third party.
He also added how he was only willing to sell Cabaye if the club have an adequate replacement lined up, and if Arsenal pay their own valuation of the French international.
Manchester United were another side who had previously enquired for Cabaye’s services, but subsequently ended their interest.
Last season, the 27-year old made 26 Premier League appearances – scoring six goals. He’s represented the France national team on 23 occasions – scoring one goal.
It is being reported Arsenal will have to offer £20M to procure Cabaye’s signature, but they have yet to up their initial bid. With around a week remaining until the summer transfer window closes, Arsenal are fast running out of time to add quality to the side.