Yohan Cabaye could be on his way back to France.
French league champions Paris Saint-Germain are set to make a £15m offer to Newcastle United for star midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Star.
After finishing just outside the relegation zone in the 2012/13 Premier League season, the Magpies are expected to lose a number of their key players with Cabaye thought to be one of the first to leave.
Super-rich PSG are aiming to build on their successful campaign, after winning their first Ligue 1 trophy in 17 years and believe the midfielder would be the perfect addition.
The 27-year-old signed for Newcastle from French side Lille in the summer of 2011 for a fee of £4.4m, but it’s thought that PSG would offer more than three times that to land their man.
Since being taken over by a wealthy Qatari investment group the Parisian club have shipped out some eye-popping transfer fees for world-class players; including £37m for Thiago Silva and £35.2m for Lucas.
Therefore £15m for Cabaye would not be an issue for the side and with his extensive experience playing in France it’s unlikely it would take long for the Frenchman to settle in.
The midfielder played 39 matches in all competitions for Newcastle this term, netting six goals and providing two assists.
The France international was also a key component in the north-east team qualifying for the Europa League in 2012 after they finished in an impressive fifth position.
Yet a disappointing follow-up campaign means that manager Alan Pardew may struggle to keep onto Cabaye – who will be wanting to continue playing European football in order to maintain his spot in the national team.