Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger To Table £15m Bid For French Midfielder

By on August 27, 2012

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Arsenal are linked with Yohan Cabaye.

Yahan Cabye

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to table a £15m bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the Gunners boss has identified Cabaye as a potential replacement for the departed Alex Song, who left for Barcelona, and is expected to launch a £15m bid to sign the Frenchman before the transfer window slams shut on Friday night.

Wenger ruled out a move for fellow Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City, but the Mail claim it is Cabaye he really wants.

Wenger is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail:

‘I’m pleased with what I have, but yes I anticipate that we will do something. Defensive midfielder? It depends on the quality of the players available. Tiote is a good player, but he’s not on the way to Arsenal.’

Newcastle will do all they can to hang on to Cabaye and £15m is unlikely to be enough to persuade them into selling, despite the fact it would represent a huge profit on the fee they paid Lille just last summer, as it would leave them little time to bring in a replacement.

Boss Alan Pardew made it clear he wouldn’t be caught short this late in the window:

‘All my players are important, and they are hard to replace now. You lose a big player now and you try and take someone out from somewhere else and they want a replacement and time is suddenly running down. You can’t get anyone in and we want to avoid that.’

Pardew is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail:

Should Wenger fail to land the 26-year-old, it’s understood he may turn his attention back to long-term target Yann M’Vila as he tried to add a defensive midfielder to his ranks this week.

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  1. Archmed

    August 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Stop scoutin players 4 oda teams arsenal,d likes of hazard,mata,ki,holiet n odas do sth Arsenal……….

  2. Archmed

    August 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Stop scoutin players 4 oda teams arsenal,d likes of hazard,cahill,mata,ki,holiet n odas do sth Arsenal……….

  3. Leon leonardo

    August 28, 2012 at 7:45 am

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