Yohan Cabaye has passed a medical at Monaco according to French TV.
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has passed a medical with AS Monaco, according to French TV station L’Equipe 21.
The station, which is owned by French sports daily L’Equipe, claimed the information came from a reliable source in Monaco’s medical centre.
Monaco CEO Vadim Vasilyev admitted on Wednesday that France international Cabaye was an ‘exciting’ player but this latest information suggests the newly promoted Ligue 1 outfit have already agree a fee with Newcastle for the 27-year-old.
Cabaye has established himself as a crucial part of Alan Pardew’s Toon squad since arriving from Lille in 2011 and the Magpies struggled in the absence of the playmaker when he suffered a groin injury during the middle of this season.
Mega-rich Monaco have already added James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho, Radamel Falcao and Ricardo Carvalho to their squad this summer, as they look to make a serious challenge for the Ligue 1 title and qualify for the Champions League next season.
Cabaye has recently expressed an interest in joining Manchester United but if this source proves correct, the set-piece specialist looks set to become the latest big-name star to join the Principality club.