Wenger has previously ruled out a move for Cabaye’s teammate Cheick Tiote but the Mail believe the boss will bid for France international Cabaye. However, the newspaper adds that the £15m offer will not be enough as Newcastle would have little time to replace a player of vast importance to Alan Pardew’s side.
Having seen Alex Song move to Barcelona Wenger acknowledged he could be in the market for a defensive midfielder, but only if a player of the required quality was available. Wenger remarked that Tiote was a good player but insisted he was not heading to the Emirates Stadium.
Cabaye is the more technical of the Magpies’ midfield duo, having moved to Newcastle from Lille in 2011.
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