The Magpies have moved ahead of PSG and Marseille as well.
Despite several top European teams, including Chelsea, chasing Montpellier’s Remy Cabella it’s Newcastle United that are set to land the attacking midfielder, reports Le10Sport.
Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille are also said to be keen on the 24-year-old, but the player himself would like a move to the Premier League.
Whilst the Blues’ Champions League credentials would seemingly make them a more attractive prospect for Cabella, Newcastle’s eagerness to sign the Frenchman has swung things their way.
The Magpies have struggled in midfield ever since Yohan Cabaye was sold to PSG in the January transfer window and their form has suffered as a result.
It’s thought an offer of around £6.5m would be enough to convince the 2012 French champions to sell one of their most prized assets.
The west Londoners’ interested depended on the future of current stars Eden Hazard and Oscar – who were both being touted by PSG as well – but it now looks like the attacking midfield duo will be staying at Stamford Bridge.
Therefore Alan Pardew has the perfect opportunity to snap up Cabella and add to the French revolution at St James’ Park – with internationals Moussa Sissoko and Mathieu Debuchy already in the 52-year-old’s squad.
The midfielder is a product of the youth system at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir, breaking into the first team in 2009 and playing 116 games in all competitions since.
In 2013/14 Cabella scored an impressive 14 Ligue 1 goals in 37 appearances, despite playing primarily in central midfield.
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