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Arsenal have seen their opening bid for Newcastle United star Yohan Cabaye rejected according to reports.

Sky Sports claimed earlier today a bid of £10m had been made, with Arsene Wenger looking to do some business with 15 days to go before the window closes.A statement released by the Magpies read: “The Magpies are yet to formally reject the offer but it is understood the club view the bid as derisory and plan to turn it down.”Arsenal are yet to comment on the matter, although they are looking to reinforce their midfield ranks as they are depleted by injuries.Cabaye’s future has been the subject of much speculation this summer, and has been linked to a whole host of clubs including Manchester United, Spurs and Monaco.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc recently admitted Spurs is a possible destination, after telling reporters: “He is a very good player. I have not changed my mind.

“I read that Tottenham are also interested.”Newcastle, Tottenham or Paris – I hope he will be at a big club in September.”Newcastle, who play Manchester City tonight, are set to rebuff the bid.Arsenal fans have expressed their ire about the club’s lack of transfer activity.

A statement from the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust read: “In recent weeks Ivan Gazidis has spoken of the club’s intent to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract. The AST believes this is inappropriate.”A decision on whether to offer an extension to the manager’s contract which ends in May 2014 should only be taken following the closing of the transfer window and assessment of the team’s performances in the weeks ahead.
“Considerable improvement must be shown for us to be convinced this should happen, and we believe that other senior football appointments must come first.”Newcastle, who play Manchester City tonight, are set to rebuff the bid.Meanwhile, the Gunners are looking to make an audacious £35m bid for Michu and Ashley Williams.

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