There is massive breaking news in the Football Transfer Tavern as Sky Sports report that Arsenal have submitted an undisclosed bid, thought be £12million, for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The Gunners season began in disappointment with a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday and Arsenal supporters in the tavern have vented their angry at the lack of activity during the summer.
Saturday’s abject display now seems to have urged Arsene Wenger to make a decisive move in transfer market with a offer placed for the French international midfielder earlier today.
Newcastle have rejected the offer and the former Lille man will still start for Alan Pardew’s side for their opener at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City tonight.
Wenger has suffered a frustrating summer in the transfer market with only young French striker Yayo Sanogo arriving on a free transfer at the Emirates Stadium despite an alleged £70m transfer budget at his disposal.
The 27-year-old’s future has been the subject of much speculation this summer and he has been strongly linked with a move back to France with Paris Saint-Germain while new Manchester United manager David Moyes is also thought be a keen admirer of the Magpies star.
Newcastle will be reluctant to part with a key player towards the later end of another transfer window, leaving them with only short amount of time in which to land a replacement and that could see Arsenal facing even more transfer frustration.