Blanc eyes up moves for both the Uruguayan and Cabaye.
Newly appointed Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has spoken out about his interest in Napoli’s Edison Cavani and Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle United.
However, PSG have emerged as leading candidates to secure both players in what would be a likely combined fee in excess of £70m.
Blanc has only just taken charge at the Parc de Princes following the departure of his predecessor Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid, but has already identified Cavani and Cabaye as potential targets.
“He’s [Cavani] a player I love, as do a lot of other people. I saw him play many times for Napoli and for Uruguay and, if it’s possible to add him to the [PSG] squad, I’d be very happy,” the French boss was quoted in the Guardian.
The 47-year-old also had some opinions on the Newcastle midfielder, who is discontented at St James’ Park after new director of football Joe Kinnear called the France international ‘Yohan Kebab’ on national radio in England.
“He’s an interesting player,” was all Blanc had to say on Cabaye, although revealed his admiration of the 27-year-old.
It would mark something of a coup if the new manager were to bring both Cavani and one of Newcastle’s key men to PSG, as the Ligue 1 champions look to kick on after securing their first French title in 17 years in 2012/13.
With the Parisians closing in all Chelsea and United can do is watch on and try and tempt Blanc’s targets to their respective clubs instead.