Liverpool and Arsenal face competition from Italy for potential Steven Gerrard replacement

Yohan Cabaye’s troubled stay at Paris Saint-Germain looks to be coming to an end, with AS Roma ready to step in for the midfielder this summer.

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France international Cabaye made his name in Ligue 1 with LOSC Lille, but left France in 2011 for Newcastle United.

His stock rose in the Premier League where he was a key component of the excellent Alan Pardew side that finished fifth in the top flight in 2012.

The midfielder’s form at St James’ Park helped to establish him further in the France national team and also caught the eye of PSG, who brought him back to Ligue 1 in 2014.

Things, however, haven’t completely gone to plan for Cabaye, with injury, mediocre showings and intense competition for places limiting his influence at the Parc des Princes—he has managed only 12 starts in the league this season.

Liverpool and Arsenal have previously been linked with the player, with the domestic heavyweights looking to bring the 29-year-old back to England.

However, according to Leggo, they now face competition from AS Roma, where Cabaye’s former Lille coach, Rudi Garcia, is keen to reunite with his former midfield star in the Italian capital. It is believed that a loan agreement with an option to buy may be planned for this summer.

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