We, Get French Football News, understand that after having a bid in the region of £10 million rejected, Arsenal will make another offer, this time €17million including bonuses, by the end of the day. This offer would still appear to be below Newcastle’s evaluation for the player.
The Times are suggesting that if Cabaye is sold in the transfer market, Alan Pardew will only get a much smaller percentage of that fee to spend in the transfer market as Newcastle still need to cover their loses as they overspent in January.
We also understand that Newcastle are expected to demand more from Arsenal than from PSG as they are against selling their star man to a division rival. ‘The Times’ report that Newcastle have set an asking price of £20-25 million euros for the player and it does seem that if this figure was met, he would be on his way out of Tyneside.
PSG have announced that their transfer business for the window is now finished and because of this L’Equipe are reporting that Arsenal are in pole position to sign the player. After announcing his interest in Cabaye constantly during this window, however, nobody is writing off Laurent Blanc (PSG manager) from making an approach.
According to Sky Sports, Yohan Cabaye is keen on a move to Arsenal as he wants to be playing Champions League football. They also say that Arsenal need to double their offer if they want to sign him.
Mercato 365 are now backing up our reports that Arsenal are preparing a second offer for the player.