Manchester United have not made a bid for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, says Alan Pardew, as the Premier League champions strive to recruit midfield reinforcements.
United, who have seen two bids knocked back for Barcelona and former Arsenal playmaker Cesc Fabregas, are prepared to line up fall-back options should they fail to land the Spanish international, and Cabaye is reported to be among them.
Cabaye, 27, could prove just the tonic for David Moyes should he fail in his pursuit of Fabregas.
Manchester United, however, have yet to make a bid for Cabaye and, although Newcastle have no desire to sell the France international, Pardew admits all his players have their price.
“Like all our players there is a value to Yohan," Pardew said, as reported by The Sun. "Obviously he’s a player I want to keep and there has been no bid so far.”
Kinnear, who joined the club as director of football and assumes responsibility for transfer activity, has so far failed to sign any players ahead of the new campaign.
Fears continue to grow about Cabaye's future should Manchester United contact Kinnear about the Frenchman's availability.
Fans and players alike have been left questioning the ambition of the club, after a disappointing season that saw them finish 16th in the Premier League.
Renowned for his vast array of passes and his free-kick taking ability, Cabaye has established himself at the heart of the Magpies side since his arrival in 2011.
Cabaye has represented the north east giants on 73 occasions, putting his name on the scoresheet eleven times.
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