Magpies knock back Gunners for midfielder.
Newcastle United have rejected a reported bid of £10 million from Arsenal for French international midfielder Yohan Cabaye, Sky Sports reports.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has moved into action following the side’s miserable opening day defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend and have apparently identified as the ideal man to placate the fans after coming in for criticism for not acting fast enough during the transfer window.
Wenger had also stated that he didn’t expect to make any signings before the transfer window closes on September 2nd, however, that now appears to be offset by his pursuit of the 27-year-old.
However, Newcastle are not thought to have paid much less than £10m for Cabaye themselves and have turned down Arsenal’s offer.
Cabaye has been linked with several clubs over the summer, notably French champions Paris Saint Germain and fellow Ligue 1 big spenders Monaco.
Newcastle will want to hold onto the player at all costs after their form last season began to dip dramatically once he sustained an injury that kept him out for a number of weeks.
The pressure will now be on Wenger to spend after claiming access to a substantial warchest earlier in the summer, yet failing to land a single one of his transfer targets.