We have recently been linked with a move for wantaway Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and his comments have fuelled speculation that he could be on his way back to the Premier League this summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
We were reportedly chasing the Frenchman back in 2013 (via the BBC), but missed out when Newcastle sold him to PSG. He has struggled to tie down a starting spot with the French champions however, and could therefore be available once again.
He is clearly unhappy with the situation, and looks keen on a Ligue 1 exit this summer. He talked up a return to England, although didn’t rule out a move elsewhere.
“I know that if I stay, it won’t matter what I do, things won’t change,” he said (via the Daily Star).
“I really enjoyed myself in England, it is a league that corresponds well with me. Today, I am at PSG.
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“If I have the chance to return to England, I hope that everyone will be clever enough in order for things to work out. There could of course be other destinations.”
He joined PSG for a sizeable £19m fee back in January 2014 (via the Daily Star), and PSG will be hoping to recoup a large portion of that. The report suggests a bid of £10m would be enough to prise him away, although we are facing competition from Liverpool, and Crystal Palace.
Cabaye is a top quality midfielder, but is arguably not what we need at the moment. He is a largely a deep lying playmaker, while we are looking for more of a defensive midfielder or a powerful box-to-box player.