Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye. Wenger has been promised a £70million transfer fund to bring back the glory days at the Emirates, with around £15m of that for the 27-year-old France international, says the Daily Express.

Cabaye has become one of the Premier League's most influential playmakers since a bargain £4.8m move from Lille 19 months ago.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered reports on Cabaye from his scouting network.