Arsenal are ‘closing in’ on the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfield Yohan Cabaye, according to the Telegraph.
Arsène Wenger has reportedly made a £10 million offer for the 29-year old who has not been able to hold down a regular starting spot in Laurent Blanc’s side since joining from Newcastle sixteen months ago.
The Gunners boss made a £10 million offer for Cabaye back when he was Newcastle captain which was swiftly rejected, before moving to the French capital in a £19 million deal.
Yohan Cabaye has played just 726 minutes in Ligue 1 this season for the defending champions, making only 10 starts. His 43 minutes of UEFA Champions League action for the quarter-finalists came in three late substitute appearances, all in one-goal wins.
With the future of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Abou Diaby all in doubt at the Emirates, many would consider Cabaye as an upgrade in the centre of Arsenal’s midfield and with the opportunity to lower the wage bill should he, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and January signing Krystian Bielik be Wenger’s options in that role next season.
Wenger is believed to be a long-term admirer of Cabaye and should the Gunners boss be able to guarantee him more regular playing time than what PSG are currently offering him, Arsenal may finally land their long-term target.
Yohan Cabaye scored 17 goals and provided 13 assists in his 79 Premier League appearance for Newcastle between 2011-14. He also picked up 19 yellow cards.