£14 million Cabaye bid rejected - Will Manchester United and Arsenal make offers?

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Paris St Germain have transfer offer rejected for midfield star, as rumours of impending Manchester United offer grow

Newcastle fans must be dreading the news of firm interest in their star midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

The last time the club received a bid for the French international, it was the start of the season and the transfer offer was from Arsenal. Cabaye went on to refuse to play for Newcastle while his future was still up in the air.

The £10 million bid wasn't enough for the Frenchman's club, and when an increased offer failed to materialise Cabaye was reintroduced to the team, going on to show just how good he is with some outstanding performances.

Now it is PSG's turn to test Mike Ashley's resolve, after the mega rich Ligue 1 leaders bid £14 million for his services.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc is a big fan of Cabaye, having given him his international debut while manager of the national team, and as recently as Friday was talking up the 28-year-old playmaker, as well as interest in Roma man Miralem Pjanic.

"Pjanic could be a good alternative to Cabaye," Blanc said at his press conference. "Their profiles are good and they are both targets for PSG."

Not only do Newcastle have to worry about the PSG interest, but there is the real danger that a move by the French club will cause former suitors Arsenal, as well as Manchester United, to enter proceedings.

United in particular have been heavily linked with Cabaye in the weekend press, and David Moyes has admitted that there will be more players arriving at the club following Juan Mata's signing.

In the face of the three clubs fighting it out for Cabaye, Newcastle may struggle to hold on to him.

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