Paris Saint Germain are considering a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye which could see the French giants offer as much as £26m.

PSG have had a long-standing interest in the France international and were expected to bid in the summer before Arsenal had a £10.1m offer rejected.

That did not go down well with Cabaye, who subsequently missed three Newcastle games while on strike in a desperate attempt to force the club to sell him.

The 27-year-old has been successfully re-motivated by manager Alan Pardew, although he was coy about Cabaye’s future after a match-winning display in the 3-1 victory at West Ham.

Newcastle have been braced for bids since the window opened and there are strong suggestions in France that PSG will finally firm up their interest.

Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, is highly unlikely to turn down an offer in excess of £20m for a player who will have two years left on a contract in the summer that he will not consider extending.

Cabaye has made little secret of his desire to leave Tyneside since the end of last season and he would jump at the chance to move to PSG, where he would be eligible to play in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

Cabaye flew with the rest of the Newcastle squad to Abu Dhabi on Saturday night for a warm weather training camp and club sources have denied a bid has been received. However, they have been aware of PSG’s interest for some time and are not surprised by the latest speculation.