Arsenal have made a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye according to Sky sources.
Cabaye has been linked with a move away from Newcastle United throughout the summer with Paris Saint Germain thought to be his most likely destination.
Arsenal though appear to have become the first club to lodge a formal bid for France international Cabaye.
Further reports have sugested that Arsenal's bid is £10m for Cabaye and it is thought Newcastle will reject it.
The news comes just hours before Newcastle United start their Premier League season away at Manchester City.
Cabaye has been with Newcastle for two seasons after joining from Lille in 2011.
During his time with the club he has become an established member of the France international team and vice-captain at Newcastle United.
Throughout the transfer win PSG manager Laurent Blanc has spoken of his admiration for Cabaye and his desire to bring him back to Ligue 1.
Cabaye was also quoted as saying that he would be interested in a move to Manchester United if the opportunity arose.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has maintained his stance that the club has not received a bid from anywhere and spoke of his desire to keep Cabaye at Newcastle United.
Alan Pardew said: "For me, of course I want to keep him.
"If one of the big clubs comes with a massive offer we will have to react to that.
"As it stands at the moment there have still been no offers. He remains our player and myself and the fans would love to see him stay come September 2, and still be in a black and white shirt."
"The speculation about Cabaye is right.
"He's a top player and I wouldn't expect no less. It's good for his confidence.
"He's not caused me one problem and he's worked really hard. His professionalism has been brilliant and our fans need to know that."
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