Arsenal have been dealt a hammerblow in their chase to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, with Paris Saint Germain looking to snap him up.
A report from the Sunday People suggests that the Ligue 1 side might have the advantage over Arsenal, in that they are willing to provide Newcastle with an immediate and direct replacement.
Newcastle fans would be delighted to hear that the player on the table for them is none other than former hero Yohan Cabaye.
Cabaye moved to PSG last January for a huge fee, but has failed to settle since his return to France, and is certainly not as integral as he was at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle value Sissoko at £20 million, and while Arsenal are thought to be keen on him as the man to lead their midfield, they could fall behind in the race if Cabaye is on the table.
Securing his return would make sense for Mike Ashley, who could face revolt from the passionate Toon Army if he sanctions the sale of Sissoko without improving the side.