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Arsenal have cooled their interest in M'Vila

Barcelona are lining up a shock move for Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye, according to The Sun.

The Spanish giants are weighing up whether to make an £8 million bid for Newcastle’s Cabaye, 26, or French midfield team-mate Yann M’Vila, 22.

M’Vila was a target of Arsene Wenger but Arsenal have reportedly cooled their interest in the Rennes star following a string of disciplinary issues.

Wenger is said to be unhappy with the 21-year-old's involvement in a spat with France coach Laurent Blanc during Euro 2012, which also involved Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and former Gunner Samir Nasri.

Barcelona are also leaning more towards Cabaye, who only joined the Magpies last summer on a five-year deal for £4.3m from Lille.

Toon boss Alan Pardew would be reluctant to lose Cabaye but fears Barca’s interest will leave him unsettled.


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