Arsenal renew interest in Yohan Cabaye

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye is back on Arsenal's radar ahead of the summer transfer window, reports The Mirror.

Arsene Wenger has around £50million to spend this summer and is eyeing the former Newcastle United star to reinforce his midfield options. The Gunners boss has tried and failed to sign Cabaye in the past after the Magpies rejected a £10m bid.

PSG eventually signed France international for £15.5m, but Laurent Blanc has been unable to fit him into his line-up. Cabaye has grown disillusioned with life at Parc des Princes and will consider a return to the Premier League.

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Bargain option

Arsenal believe they could convince PSG to sell with a bid of around £10m and Wenger would deem that excellent value for money. The alternative, Morgan Schneiderlin, is likely to cost around £25m to sign from Southampton.

The arrival of Cabaye could spell trouble for Francis Coquelin, who has been a revelation for the Gunners in the second half of the season. His defensive work has been widely cited as a reason for Arsenal's upturn in form.

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But there are still question marks over his long-term future. Does Wenger see the 23-year-old as someone he can rely on throughout a season or would he prefer a more creative player in Cabaye?

Interest in Cabaye could also mean there is some doubt over the future of Mikel Arteta. The Arsenal captain's contract expires in the summer and he is yet to agree a new one. It is possible he wants reassurances over his role in the first-team before committing his future.

Cabaye is more similar to Arteta in that he is more of a passer than a tackler.

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