The France international was one of the Magpies’ major targets in January, and speculation in recent days has suggested that they will mount a fresh move for the Montpellier ace in the coming months.
Having already hinted that joining Newcastle would appeal to him, Cabella’s move was thought to be a certainty, but now Chelsea are also in the hunt.
Despite possessing a wealth of attacking midfield talent, both at the club and away on loan, Jose Mourinho is keen to add the diminutive passer to his ranks as he plots to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next term.
First-team opportunities are likely to be limited for Cabella at Stamford Bridge, but the Londoners are ready to make up with that by offering him a big money contract worth around £90,000-per-week.
Newcastle will be unable to match such a deal, and the decision will ultimately be down to the player’s own desires.
Cabella has been one of Ligue 1’s most promising youngster’s for some time and is valued at around £7m.