According to the Mirror, Manchester United are reportedly preparing a transfer bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already completed the signings of Robin van Persie, Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell this summer, however Fergie still reportedly believes he needs a box-to-box midfielder.
Speaking after Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Spurs yesterday, The Magpies boss Alan Pardew said:
“We are on our guard in case some really big bid comes in and we need to react because if someone goes out, another player will come in. But success for me in this transfer window would be losing none of our stars.”
The Toon boss will have a difficult task on his hands trying to retain the Frenchman at the club as Manchester United can offer Cabaye bigger wages as well as Champions League football.
Manchester United are lacking in the midfield department and Cabaye is precisely the kind of player the club needs. The Red Devils have also been linked with Wesley Sneidjer this week, a player who was rumoured to join the club last season.
It seems if Manchester United want to increase their depth in midfield they will have to offer around £12-15 million, something for Cabaye, which Sir Alex Ferguson may not be prepared to do.
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