Newcastle United Back In For Long-Running Arsenal Midfield Target

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Frenchman is set to leave Ligue 1 at the end of the season. 

Newcastle United are likely to reignite their interest in in-demand Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Star.

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The north-east outfit tried to sign the former France Under-21 international during the January transfer window as a replacement for their Paris Saint-Germain-bound playmaker Yohan Cabaye, however, the Ligue 1 side were demanding a transfer fee of £15m for the player, which Newcastle refused to meet.

And that deal then appeared dead in the water after Montpellier president Louis Nicollin appeared to laugh off suggestions that the 24-year-old would be moving to St James’ Park this summer, saying: “Newcastle? They’re good, aren’t they?

“Don’t make me laugh. In England, you should play at Arsenal or Chelsea or either of the Manchester teams at a push.”

However, Nicollin’s more recent remarks on the subject appear to have given the Magpies hope of landing their target.

“When I give my word to someone I respect it. He was promised that if there was an ambitious club interested, we’d let him go,” said Nicollin.

“Unless there is something catastrophic in the last ten games, I think a club will come in for him.”