It’s early November and the transfer rumour mill is already in full flow. Once again there is a vast amount of speculation surrounding Yohan Cabaye’s future on Tyneside.

The French international produced a moment of absolute class to set up Newcastle’s opener against Chelsea last weekend.

Just two days later it seemed as though Newcastle were advertising their most prized possession via Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct News site, sparking major concerns over the lack of ambition at Newcastle United Football Club.

Seemingly, their efforts worked with several media outlets reporting rumours of a January bid and judging by the article featured on Sports Direct News, Cabaye’s departure seems to be inevitable, with the website stating: “When the midfielder does go, he will cost somewhere in the region of £20m.”

Arsene Wenger already possesses a midfield most clubs dream of, but recent reports suggest that he remains keen on getting the man he failed to secure in the summer.

Cabaye’s head was turned towards the Emirates in the summer as a bid of around £11million was made on the day of Newcastle’s season opener with Manchester City. Pardew was incensed by the bid, described it as ‘derisory’ and it was hastily rejected.

In an attempt to force the move Cabaye went on strike and missed games against Manchester City and West Ham.

This time round, Arsenal face stiff competition from Liverpool – a team Cabaye scored against this season.

Elsewhere, Roma are keeping tabs on the situation despite Cabaye’s willingness to stay in the Premier League. Cabaye played under Roma boss Rudi Garcia at his previous club Lille and that could potentially lure him to Italy.

A return to France is another possibility with big-spenders Paris Saint Germain keeping a close eye on Cabaye. Laurent Blanc is in charge of the French champions and knows all about Cabaye from their time together with the French national team.

For now, he is a Newcastle United player, a player that needs Newcastle as much as they need him as he looks to stay in Didier Deschamps’ good books ahead of next year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Evidently the Cabaye transfer saga is far from over and there will be numerous twists and turns between now and the end of the January window.