European giants set to replace Arsenal transfer target after agreeing terms with Tottenham star

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Paris Saint-Germain are understood to have agreed terms with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Benjamin Stambouli who will arrive at the Parc des Princes as a potential replacement for Yohan Cabaye.

French international Cabaye eventually left the Parc des Princes earlier this month after a short, muted 18-month spell in the French capital.

Despite both Arsenal and Spurs having been linked to the midfielder [Express], he eventually signed for London rivals Crystal Palace, reuniting with his former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, via the club’s official website.

Following Cabaye’s departure—and with Thiago Motta also linked with an exit from the club [Metro]—PSG may well be in need of midfield reinforcements.

The Express understand that the reigning French champions have agreed terms with Spurs man Stambouli as they look to bring the Franco-Algerian star back to Ligue 1.

Stambouli learned his trade at Montpellier Herault Sport Club, before moving to White Hart Lane last summer. Oddly, he was rarely given a true opportunity to impress Mauricio Pochettino, and while he made six outings in the Europa League, he only made four starts in the Premier League.

He had been linked with a move to Watford, although the Watford Observer confirmed on Thursday that the newly-promoted Hornets were no longer considering a move for the 24-year-old.

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This may open the door for PSG to move for the player, although they may yet face competition from Olympique de Marseille [Daily Mail].

Spurs have already seen two midfielder leave the club this summer, with Etienne Capoue having joined Watford [Daily Mail] and Paulinho securing a move to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande [The Guardian].

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