Manchester United transfer target Yohan Cabaye is of interest to AS Monaco.

The Newcastle United midfielder, who issued a come-and-get-me plea to the Red Devils at the weekend, is the latest big name to be linked with a move to the principality.

Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez have already signed for Claudio Ranieiri’s side, and Vadim Vasilyev has suggested that Cabaye and Eric Abidal could be next at the Stade Louis II stadium.

"Yohan Cabaye? He is an exciting player," the club CEO told L'Equipe.

"And Abidal is a strong player. If he could come back to Le Championnat everyone would be delighted."

Cabaye moved to St James’ Park from Lille for £4.5million last summer, but reports in The Independent at the weekend claim Toon chief Alan Pardew now values the player in the region of £30million.

The paper also claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson had the 27-year-old watched last season, and Cabaye admits he’s liked Manchester United for a long time.

The French international also believes the Old Trafford outfit have made a wise appointment in the shape of David Moyes, with comments that intimated he’d be interested in a move to the Premier League champions.

“Yes of course, I like this club [Manchester United] for a long time. I like what they do, the boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] has left, but they have appointed a very good successor [David Moyes], and he did some very good things with Everton,” Cabaye told Canal Plus.

If Manchester United were to make a move, they now know that competition will come in the shape of Monaco, who gained promotion to Ligue 1 last season and look challenge for the title this term.

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