Chelsea ready to beat Newcastle to French star

Chelsea are ready to steal Remy Cabella away from Newcastle with a lucrative offer, according to reports from The Metro.

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.