The Daily Mail says Cabaye is refusing to play for Newcastle United until his future is resolved and he will be unavailable for Alan Pardew until after transfer deadline day.
Arsenal had a £10million bid turned down for the £40,000-a-week France international last week and they are due to make an improved £15million offer for a player valued at at least £20million by Newcastle, who paid Lille £5million for him two years ago.
Cabaye missed the 4-0 drubbing at Manchester City a week ago but was also absent, through his own choice, for Saturday’s goalless draw with West Ham. He will also be missing from Fulham’s visit to Tyneside on Saturday, with central partner Cheick Tiote struggling with a hamstring injury.
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