Cabaye is likely to be leaving Newcastle.
Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is subject to a £20m bid from Paris Saint-Germain, with Arsenal, AS Monaco and Manchester United also tracking the Frenchman, reports the Guardian.
The Magpies are going to have to decide whether to cash in on Cabaye for more than four times what they paid for the 27-year-old two years ago, or hold their key player to his contract as manager Alan Pardew bids to improve the side after a disappointing campaign.
PSG’s newly appointed head coach Laurent Blanc is a keen admirer of the midfielder and the pair forged a strong relationship when Blanc was in charge of the France national team.
The former Bordeaux boss utilised Cabaye as an important member of the first team during the 2012 European Championships and now wants to reunite with the Newcastle man.
Despite Pardew’s unwillingness to lose his best players this summer, the France international’s drop in form, coupled with his apparent desire to leave the club – exacerbated by new director of football Joe Kinnear’s pronunciation of the midfielder’s name on national radio as ‘Yohan Kebab’ – could see him on his way.
However, Blanc will face serious competition for Cabaye’s signature as despite the midfielder’s apparent lack of form in 2012/13, he is still highly regarded as a top-class player in his position.
Newcastle would be open to letting one of their best players leave for the right price – as proved by the sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool in January 2011 – as Moussa Sissoko is a ready-made replacement for Cabaye in central midfield.