Manchester United are in desperate need of a central midfielder this January. Someone who can score goals and help the Premier League champions keep the ball away from the opposition.
Michael Carrick has been excellent over the last couple of seasons - with the Englishman dictating play from a deep-lying role before passing the ball to the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney who would inflict a serious amount of damage.
However Carrick can not run Manchester United's engine room on his own, he needs help as the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Marouane Fellaini has all shown that they are not capable of playing week-in, week-out for the Premier League champions.
One man who wouldn't look out of place at Old Trafford and wouldn't need to adapt to the constraints of the Premier League is Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.
Cabaye, who moved to Newcastle in 2011 for a bargain fee of just over £4million, has proven over the last couple of seasons that he is ready to move to one of Europe's elite clubs.
Ligue 1 duo PSG and Monaco have been sniffing around the 27-year-old for a while now but have never followed up their interest by actually making a bid for the Frenchman.
Arsenal on the other hand did try to lure Cabaye to the Emirates Stadium, however their £10million bid was rejected by Newcastle.
Unlike Arsenal, Manchester United would have an ace up their sleeve as Newcastle manager is desperate to land Red Devils starlet Wilfried Zaha on loan for the rest of the season.
Zaha is being chased by the likes of Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Newcastle as Red Devils boss David Moyes does not believe the former Eagles star is ready to play for a club of Manchester United's stature.
If Moyes had any sense he would tell Newcastle they can have Zaha for the next season and a half - but only if it means they can sign Cabaye for the north-east outfit's asking price of £22million.
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