The Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has told interested clubs that if they want to sign the Magpies French midfielder they need to offer a reasonable amount, and do it sooner rather than later.
Arsenal has seen their first bid of £10 million rejected, but according to the British tabloid Daily Star have now put in an improved offer believed to be around £15 million.
Pardew has insisted that he will not leave his club short, and that if they were to sell Yohan Cabaye Newcastle would need to bring in replacements.
“We’ve still got a question mark over Cabaye, and we will until 11pm on Monday night. We have replacements in mind, but whether we can get one of those over the line if Cabaye goes late, I’m not sure. It’s something we’ve warned his agents about, that the deal won’t happen if they leave it too late, and I think that’s fair,” Pardew explained.