The London Evening Standard says Cabaye is thought to be keen on leaving Newcastle after the club flirted with relegation last season but Arsenal’s opening offer of £12m is set to be rejected.
“For me, of course I want to keep him,” he said. “If one of the big clubs comes with a massive offer we will have to react to that.”
Arsenal’s £12m does not qualify as a “massive” offer for Newcastle, who are expected to demand closer to £20m.
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