Lille star flattered by Arsenal link

Bordeaux have also been linked with the talented 22-year-old midfielder.

Cabaye told L’Equipe: “In the past, there weren’t all those rumours surrounding me. That’s good – flattering.

“For the moment, I try not to lose my focus. Like every season, my plan is to play the best I can in order to help the club qualify for a European cup.

“Only after that I will see what the best is regarding my future. For sure, I’m happy that my work is being recognised. It’s up to me to work as twice hard to make people speak even more about me.

“(My future) will depend on offers, but reaching the next level in France would be fine. Playing Ligue 1 and Champions League football at the same time would be super important in terms of development.”