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PSG set to offer £17m for Arsenal target

PSG set their sights on Yohan Cabaye

By | 24th August 2013
Yohan Cabaye

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a £17 million bid for Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye, according to Metro. The Gunners had an initial offer of £10 million rejected earlier in the week and have not returned with another offer after Newcastle asked for £20 million for the French international.

The Ligue 1 champions have been linked to Cabaye since Arsenal submitted their bid on Monday and were reportedly ready to challenge the London club for the Frenchman’s signature. PSG has seemingly taken the lead in the race for the midfielder’s signature with the Gunners only willing to offer £15 million for the midfielder, according to the Metro report.

Arsenal’s initial offer for the midfielder was described as “disrespectful” by Newcastle after the Gunners launched the bid on the day of Newcastle’s first match of the season. Cabaye did not play on Monday against Manchester City or on Saturday for Newcastle, which has furthered speculation that the player will depart St. James’ Park this summer.

PSG manager Laurent Blanc reportedly asked his board to create the funds to sign Cabaye and the board has agreed, according to Metro. Blanc was asked about the player midweek and responded by telling reporters he is a big fan of the midfielder.

“We’re still interested in buying more players. Cabaye? There are a lot of things that you [journalists] write in the press. At the moment I can only say that I love this player,” Blanc said to Sky Sports.

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