Manchester United transfer target will cost £25m

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has placed a £25m price tag on the head of midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Star.

Pardew has done this in an attempt to ward of potential interest from Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Monaco and PSG, all of whom have been credited with an interest in the French playmaker.

Cabaye has been regarded as one of the hottest properties in the Premier League, following the form he has shown since a £4.5m move from Lille in 2011.

The France international has been one of Pardew's key players in the last couple of seasons since the move, making 60 appearances in the last two years. 

Despite being hampered by injury problems last season, Cabaye is still being chased by some of Europe's top clubs, with new Manchester United manager David Moyes keen on adding Cabaye to his midfield following the retirement of Paul Scholes last season. 

But United will face heavy competition from Ligue 1 sides Monaco and PSG. Newly-promoted Monaco are keen to add to their squad following the additions of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho, whilst PSG who are managed by former France manager Laurent Blanc are looking to acquire another star player to add to their current squad. 

But despite the constant on-going transfer speculation, Newcastle are keen to keep hold of their hottest property as they aim for a strong league campaign next season.

But if they were to sell Cabaye, the funds gained would more than cover the cost of a move for Saint-Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who the Magpies have been strongly linked with in the past week.


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