Newcastle star coy over United switch

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Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has refused to rule out a possible summer switch to Manchester United – but says he is not thinking about his future with Euro 2012 on the horizon.

Cabaye enjoyed an excellent debut season with Newcastle have completed his switch to the north east from Lille last summer, helping the Magpies secure 5th place in the Premier League.

His form earned him a call up for France’s Euro 2012 squad, and also helped attract the attention of some leading Premier League clubs, chief amongst whom are Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been looking for a solution to their perceived lack of midfield creativity for some time now and have been impressed by Cabaye’s performances this season.

With Paul Scholes signing up for one more season before hanging up his boots for good United are in no rush to find a long-term replacement in the troublesome area, but are believed to be keeping an eye on developments at the Sports Direct Arena.

Speaking about his future Cabaye told France Football: "There are rumours. I am following it a little. But I have four years remaining on my contract with Newcastle.

"Today I don't want to know anything. That is what agents are for.

"At Newcastle we will play in the Europa League," he added.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has previously admitted he will struggle to keep hold of his better players should the likes of Manchester United come calling, and used Cabaye’s potential switch to United as an example of what could happen in the near future.

“If Yohan Cabaye gets a call from Manchester United and they tell him he is going to be the next Paul Scholes, I am not going to be able to stop him,” he said last month.

“It is going to cost Manchester United a shed-load of money but until we have Champions League football…we cannot compete with that.”

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