French side PSG have offered £15m for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye in an effort to beat Arsenal to his signing.
According to reports in The Independent, the big-spending Ligue 1 champions have topped the £10m bid made by the Gunners for the France international.
The 27-year-old was left out of Newcastle’s defeat to Manchester City last night, with manager Alan Pardew complaining that he had “his head … turned on the eve of a game” by the Gunners’ bid.
Arsenal’s offer was rejected as “derisory”. PSG’s offer is a step in the right direction, but the Magpies are unlikely to sell until the bidding gets much closer to the £20m mark.
Cabaye was signed for less than £5m from Lille in 2011 and has been one of Newcastle’s top performers over the last couple of seasons. His form has led to reported interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.
But it now appears that it will be Arsenal and PSG who tussle over his signature.