Manchester United are considering a deadline day bid for Newcastle United midfielder - and reported Arsenal target - Yohan Cabaye, reports the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old France international has been heavily linked with a move away from St James' Park this summer, with north London touted as the Frenchman's most likely destination.
However, reigning Premier League champions Manchester United are now weighing up a last-ditch bid to bring Cabaye to Old Trafford, as David Moyes continues his search for midfield reinforcements.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had a £10million bid for the France international turned down last week, with Alan Pardew eager not to let Cabaye swap Tyneside for the Emirates Stadium.
The Magpies boss might prove powerless to prevent Cabaye from leaving should Manchester United firm up their interest, though, with tension between player and club nearing tipping point.
"We need to speak with Yohan and with his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand-in-hand," confirmed Pardew in a recent interview.
"The guy has a World Cup at the end of the year and he is a big part of France's plans."
Cabaye went on strike earlier this month in a bid to push through a transfer, but made his playing return as a second-half substitute in Newcastle's 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday.