Arsenal have already famously bid for the PSG and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The 28-year old was playing for Newcastle United at the time and could be back playing in the Premier League as soon as January, as his stint with the French champions looks certain to come to an end.
The Gunners reportedly had a bid turned down by Newcastle last summer, even though the central midfielder was desperate to complete the transfer. And then the Magpies accepted a bigger bid of around £20 million from PSG in January, but Cabaye was a bit of a luxury for the French club who already have the likes of Matuidi and Veratti.
And after just 15 starts since his move to Ligue 1 and having been subbed off in five of his six starts this season, Cabaye is said to be ready to call it quits. He has also been warned by former France and Chelsea defender Frank LeBeouf that his place in the French national team for next summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France is at real risk if he does not leave PSG.
So according to a report in the Metro, the talented midfielder will be a transfer target for both Arsenal and Liverpool in the January transfer window, with PSG boss Laurent Blanc willing to sell a player that has not really settled. But is Cabaye the answer or should Arsenal keep trying to get Sami Khedira?