Yohan Cabaye has declared his desire to leave Newcastle for Arsenal after the north London club had a £10m bid rejected, reports Sky Sports.
Newcastle rejected that bid as 'derisory' but still left Cabaye out of the squad that lost 4-0 to Manchester City last night.
The reason for the exclusion was because the Frenchman reportedly told the club that he wants to move to Arsenal if they manage to qualify for the Champions League.
Arsenal face an uncertain future in this season's competition as they have to overcome Fenerbahce in a two-legged tie starting tomorrow in Turkey.
Arsene Wenger is despearte to add to his squad after a summer of inactivity, followed by a loss on the opening day of the Premier League to Aston Villa, left the fans demanding imminent action.
Even if Arsenal qualify, they face an uphill task to land the 27-year-old as Newcastle are demanding no less than £20m for him.
Newcastle are unable to offer Cabaye any European football this season after battling relegation last season and the midfielder is finding the chance to play in Europe's top competition too hard to turn down.
Cabaye, who was injured for a large part of last season, had been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and PSG with the latter showing the strongest intent to land the midfielder.
The new PSG manager Laurent Blanc declared his interest by saying to reporters: "He is a very good player. I have not changed my mind (about him).
"For now, he is at Newcastle. I have also read he is in Tottenham's plans.
"Newcastle, Tottenham or Paris - I hope he will still be at a big club in September."
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