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Arsenal plot late move for £15m-rated Toon ace Cabaye
Arsenal are considering a £15million move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in two players this week.
Though the Arsenal manager ruled out a move for Cheick Tiote, his clubmate Cabaye is understood to be on a list of targets which also includes Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila. Wenger is also keen to bring in a defender.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
A move for Yohan Cabaye would be something of a surprise. Though talented the French international is a very similar style of player to a number of midfielders Arsene Wenger already has in his armoury.
The Newcastle United schemer had a great first season at St James’ Park and his club form helped secure a spot in Laurent Blanc’s Euro 2012 starting eleven and Alan Pardew may well be worried that the 26 year old could be lured away from St James’ Park this summer.
The former Lille man may well be tempted by the chance to play at Champions League level and could see a high-profile move as a good way to cement his role in the French national team set-up.
However the progress he’s been part of at Newcastle United could well help Pardew keep hold of his key performers. The Magpies boss may well have feared the likes of Chieck Tiote, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse would be picked off by Europe’s ‘elite’ but as yet this has not occurred.
It would’ve been more appropriate had Wenger chased the aforementioned Tiote as the Gunners boss could well need a steely presence in his Arsenal squad, especially as Alex Song has left for Barcelona but this source suggests that the Emirates Stadium boss is not targeting the Ivory Coast international.
Wenger may well feel the need to bring in further reinforcements before the transfer window closes given the relatively poor form shown in Arsenal’s first two Premier League run-outs, it would be surprising if Cabaye is a player the Frenchman makes a move for, as he offers pretty much the same attributes as the likes of Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky.
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