Yohan Cabaye is set to cause another upset in the January transfer window as Arsenal are looking to enter another transfer tug-of-war with the player’s current club Newcastle and Italian Giants Roma over the in-form midfielder.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew managed to keep the French international away from Arsenal last summer but is set to face a more stiff battle with the likes of Roma coming in for the midfielder with recent reports that Roma have identified the Magpies and France midfielder as the player they need to strengthen their squad and also help them maintain their challenge for the Italian title this season.
It has been confirmed that Roma boss Rudi Garcia is willing to make a £12million offer for the midfielder, who played under him at French club Lille for three years – winning the league and cup double in 2011 – before being sold to the Toon.
Following Arsenal’s rejected move for Cabaye last summer the player has since then been unsettled by Arsenal’s interest but ended up staying back at St James’ Park and has since rediscovered some of his best form.
Newcastle rejected Arsenal’s approach, and £12m is unlikely to be enough to tempt them to sell to Roma. (Daily Mirror)
At some point he will move, but not for anything less than £18 million.