David Moyes wants to beef up United’s midfield this summer by signing two quality central midfielders.
Manchester United have turned their attentions to Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye after their bid for Cesc Fabregas was rejected by Barcelona, the Daily Star reports.
Although United aren’t going to give up in their pursuit of Fabregas, their first bid for the Spaniard has been rejected, meaning the club may will have to pay more than £26 million for the midfielder.
United boss David Moyes will now make a move for Cabaye, who is thought to the Scot’s third choice midfield target this summer, after Fabregas and Everton’s Maurone Fellaini.
Cabaye recently stated that he would like to move to the Premier League Champions at some point and his chance may come this year with United set to make a formal offer to Newcastle.
The Magpies want to keep hold of Cabaye but know that it will be tough and have already lined up Wigan Athletic’s James McCarthy as a possible replacement.
Paris St Germain are also interested in Cabaye, with manager Laurent Blanc publicly stating his admiration for the Frenchman.
Both United and PSG may have to pay around £20 million for Cabaye, with another French club, AS Monaco, reportedly set to make a bid for the midfielder.