Arsenal have made an offer to Newcastle United for their French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to Sky Sports sources.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his squad before the end of the transfer window - which closes on September 2 - and has identified Cabaye as the ideal player to bolster his midfield options.
The 27-year-old, who arrived at St. James' Park after winning the Ligue 1 title with Lille in 2011, is still expected to play for Newcastle in their first Premier League match of the season away at Manchester City this evening.
Cabaye has established himself as a regular for both club and country since joining the Magpies, but could be tempted by the lure of playing Champions League football this season - provided, of course, Arsenal qualify.
Wenger's men suffered an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, a result which prompted many of the club's supporters to voice their frustrations with the lack of transfer market activity this summer.
Arsenal have only signed one player during the current transfer window: France U21 international Yaya Sanogo, who is unlikely to play a prominent role at the Emirates Stadium this season.
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