PSG reignite interest in Arsenal midfielder target

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Paris Saint-Germain have reignited their interest in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to L'Equipe.

Cabaye's time at Newcastle appears to coming to an end after reports emerged over the weekend that he refused to play against West Ham on Saturday.

Arsenal have already had one bid for the French international in the region of £10 million turned down and are expected to return with an improved offer before the close of the transfer window.

PSG had been linked with a move for the 27-year-old but their interest reportedly cooled, leaving the Gunners a clear run at their man.

However according to L'Equipe the Ligue 1 giants are ready to reignite their pursuit of Cabaye and go head-to-head with Arsenal for his signature. The paper claim Newcastle are more willing to sell to PSG rather than a Premier League rival.

Previous reports suggested that both PSG and Arsenal would have to comp up with an offer worth around £20 million, with Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear confirmed over the weekend that Arsenal have been made aware of the club's demands.

Toon boss Alan Pardew said: 'He either stays or he goes but he will not play tomorrow that’s for sure. The answer to this is not simple. He is either going to be sold and we have to replace him in the window we have left or he will say. 

'As the manager of Newcastle United I have to protect him but the first thing I have to protect is club, and trust me that is first on the agenda while I am here.'

Arsenal also have Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria on their radar.

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