Manchester United target Yohan Cabaye is set to be the subject of a £20million from big-spending Paris Saint-Germain.
According to the Guardian, Newcastle United are bracing themselves for the offer for the France international – a situation that could well interest Old Trafford scouts.
Cabaye has been a revelation since he joined Newcastle United from Lille in 2011 and Manchester United have long been credited with an interest in him, while the 26-year-old indicated he would be open to a switch to the Premier League champions.
New manager David Moyes is reportedly keen to upgrade his centre midfield, as he could face a shortage of options there.
Paul Scholes has retired for a second time, Darren Fletcher has long-term health issues, while Anderson and Tom Cleverley have failed to fully capitalise on chances to make a starting XI berth their own.
Cabaye is the creative hub of Alan Pardew’s side and was crucial to them finishing fifth in the season before last and his absence through injury during last season affected their poor form.
Although United are no paupers, they could struggle to match any salary offer coming from the Ligue 1 champions and Cabaye could well be lured by the prospect of returning to his homeland.