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Yohan Cabaye not close to PSG move

August 21, 2013
By Musa Okwonga

Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye is not on the brink of joining Paris Saint-Germain, a source close to the player has told ESPN.

Cross: Panic at Emirates reflected in ill-advised Cabaye bid

Arsenal saw a bid of £12 million for Cabaye rejected by Newcastle on Monday, although the player was left out of the Magpies' squad for their 4-0 loss at Manchester City.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was particularly scathing about the timing of the offer, as the Gunners look to bolster their squad before the close of the transfer window on September 2.

It was reported by the Independent and Daily Mail on Wednesday that PSG could scupper Arsenal's attempts to land the France international, who signed on Tyneside for around £3 million from Lille in 2011.

Cabaye is understood to be keen on a move to Emirates Stadium with negotiations ongoing, amid reports Newcastle are seeking nearer £20 million for his services.

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