Manchester United could be set to lose out in the race to sign Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, French champions Paris Saint-Germain want the Roma midfielder and could even be willing to offer a cash payment plus the services of Yohan Cabaye.

Such a move would surely come as somewhat of a shock, with France international Cabaye having only moved to the Parc des Princes himself from Newcastle United in the recent January transfer window.

If that offer was to be made, it is unclear how Roma - who currently sit second in Serie A but trail reigning champions Juventus by a seemingly unassailable 14 points - would respond.

However, it would surely come as big blow to Premier League champions Manchester United, with Pjanic - who is also rumoured to be interesting La Liga giants Barcelona - believed to be on David Moyes' list of summer transfer targets.

Whether Manchester United will indeed plot a move of their own for the Bosnian international remains to be seen.

Although you would think that the Red Devils might not usually be able to compete with a team boasting the sort of financial muscle of PSG, Moyes - who has come under significant pressure following a dismal first campaign in the Old Trafford hotseat - is widely expected to invest significantly to improve his squad this summer.

Although, with previous speculation suggesting that Roma could value the playmaker at up to €55 million, it seems it would require a lot of money to get any deal done.

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