Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye is being targeting by a trio of clubs. [Reuters]

Newcastle United are worried that they could lose Yohan Cabaye in January as a number of clubs look to convince the midfielder to finally leave St. James' Park.

The France international was the subject of much speculation over the course of the summer after Arsenal made an offer of £10m. Newcastle rejected the bid which angered Cabaye who refused to play in the early stages of the season.

When the transfer window closed Newcastle boss Alan Pardew brought Cabaye back into the side and he has been in superb form in the early stages of the season, scoring a memorable long range effort in the 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Cabaye's performances have once caught the eye and the Northern Echo reports that Liverpool, Arsenal and Italian league leaders Roma are all chasing his signature in January.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia knows Cabaye well from their time together at Lille when the midfielder played an instrumental role in the club winning the Ligue 1 title.

Sources in Italy are suggesting that Garcia is keen to once again work with the creative midfielder but Newcastle will take advantage of the situation by demanding as much as £20m.

Liverpool and Arsenal are also sad to be considering a bid in the new year but it remains to be seen whether they would be prepared to match Newcastle's valuation.

Cabaye showed in missing the first two games of the season that he could prove to be a difficult player to manage, and should any of the trio make an offer then he may well look to force his way out of the club.

Newcastle did pick up an important win over Chelsea last weekend but it seems unlikely that the club will be pushing for European football come the end of the season, something that Liverpool,. Arsenal and Roma are all pushing for.