Manchester United will not be making a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye during the current transfer window, it would appear.
Reports over the weekend had suggested that the Red Devils were pondering a move for Cabaye, but, according to the Daily Mail, the Premier League champions have no interest at all in the French international.
28-year-old Cabaye joined Newcastle from Ligue 1 outfit Lille back in 2011 and has established a reputation as arguably Newcastle's most-important player during his subsequent three-year stay at St. James' Park.
Although his popularity among the famously loyal Toon supporters briefly waned following the rumours linking him with a switch to Arsenal during the summer transfer window, the cultured midfielder was successfully integrated back into the first-team squad by manager Alan Pardew.
Cabaye's continually impressive form in the Premier League has seen his name become the subject of sustained and intense transfer speculation once again this month, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain having reportedly seen a bid of £14 million rejected as Newcastle supposedly value the player at £25 million.
But despite anticipation seemingly building that Manchester United could be tempted into entering the bidding for Cabaye, it appears as if David Moyes - whose tenure at Old Trafford to date has been riddled with difficulty and disappointment - will be focusing his attentions elsewhere.
Manchester United's deal for Spanish playmaker Juan Mata appears to have Red Devils fans across the globe far more hopeful of a brighter future under the Scot's guidance.
Regarding PSG, it is unclear if they plan to return with a second bid for Cabaye. Give the vast financial reserves seemingly available to the Ligue 1 title holders, it would surely seem unlikely that they would be put off by having to pay a little extra to get their man.
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