Supermac believes Ashley wants to sell the Frenchman this month, which is why he made public Arsenal's bid.
He told Sky Sports Radio: "That’s why Newcastle made Arsenal’s offer public to set up a bidding war.
"Mike Ashley will sell anybody as long as he’s making a profit, he’s a retailer and everything is for sale. If Arsenal offer over £15m for the player, I think Newcastle will sell."
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