Old Trafford boss keen on St James’ Park duo.
Sir Alex Ferguson is readying moves to make offers for Newcastle United pair Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba as the Old Trafford boss looks to address potential areas of weakness in his Man United squad.
The Scot is keen to bring in reinforcements after a difficult campaign saw Man United lose their Premier League crown to local rivals Man City and crash out of the Champions League at the group stage. Ferguson believes he can lure the Magpies pair with the promise of a genuine push for silverware and may feel he can make Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley an offer he will find hard to refuse.
Ferguson is ready to offer a combined fee of around £25m for the St James’ Park duo, a price that is sure to get Ashley’s attention given that Demba Ba has a £7m release clause written into his Newcastle United contract.
The Man United boss is keen to bring in another effective striking talent following the release of Micheal Owen and likely sale of unhappy Bulgarian international Dimitar Berbatov. Ferguson is also keen to bring in another forward following the drop in form experienced by Mexican international Javier Hernandez in his second term at the club.
Demba Ba is sure to be tempted by a move to Man United and the chance to compete in the Champions League for the first time.
Alan Pardew already appears to be planning ahead to a possible sale as he pushes on with advances for Dutch international Luuk De Jong who is looking increasingly likely to make the move to Newcastle United this summer.
Ferguson is known to be an admirer of French international Yohan Cabaye, especially so after the performance the former Lille man put in to help Newcastle United secure a 3-0 win over Man United in January.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring in further central midfield options this summer and may well have given in on landing Luka Modric and sees Cabaye as a more sensible prospective signing. The box to box midfielder had an excellent first season in the Premier League and forced his way into Laurent Blanc’s national team set-up and started three of the four matches of their Euro 2012 campaign.
With Michael Carrick getting on in years, Darren Fletcher still not recovered from illness, Paul Scholes signed for what may be his final year at the club and Anderson being linked with a Man United exit a move for Cabaye would make a great deal of sense.