Sky Sports have in the last few moments reported that Arsenal have made a bid for Newcastle maestro, Yohan Cabaye.
The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the club all Summer, with PSG having been seen as the most likely destination, following Blanc’s shameless comments on the lad.
However, after confirming yesterday that they’d be signing no more players in this transfer window, fans had expected the player to stay on. But now, it seems Arsenal will test the Newcastle management with a fresh bid.
A fee has not been mentioned in the report, but ‘insiders’ on Twitter have claimed the bid stands at a mere £12m. Yes, £12m.
Its expected that only a bid exceeding £20m would be considered and Pardew has already said this month that they’d only contemplate a bid that would ‘blow the doors off’.
Though we can perhaps take consolation that its not Manchester United behind the bid, a team that one cannot simply turn down, Arsenal have not bought a single player this Summer and therefore would perhaps have the resolution and willingness to pay a lot of money to prize him away.
The Noth-London club’s loyal fans have sounded their discontent at the lack of incoming players this Summer and so Cabaye could very well be the man to appease this anger.
Let’s hope not…