Newcastle United star number one target for new PSG boss - report

Reports from Paris suggest that Laurent Blanc wants Yohan Cabaye above all else.

Last summer Paris Saint-Germain were the team doing all the buying in the transfer market; stunning Europe with the acquisitions of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It paid off; as the Qatari owned outfit went on to have a successful campaign - including a Champions League quarter-final and a Ligue 1 title win.

But this summer has been relatively quiet at the Parc des Princes and with good reason.

The club has seen themselves in limbo since Jose Mourinho decided he would be leaving Real Madrid for a return to his beloved Chelsea this summer.

It was a move that saw Real Madrid looking for a successor to the ‘Special One’ and their attention immediately sprung to PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Apparently a long time target of the Bernabeu hierarchy he had previously successful stints in charge at Chelsea and AC Milan before his French adventure and was deemed the perfect replacement for Mourinho.

But the move was a protracted affair as PSG sought a replacement before letting the 54-year-old Italian leave the club.

But now they have that man transfer activity is set to pick up with increasing immediacy.

Yesterday saw Laurent Blanc formally appointed as the new boss of Les Parisiens and the former Bordeaux and France manager reportedly has one man as his number one target.

According to Les Parisien that man is Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye. 

While they stop short of suggesting anything like a bid had yet been lodged for the player they were adamant on the former Manchester United defenders interest in a player he worked with previously for Les Bleus.

Cabaye himself is said to be mystified at Joe Kinnear’s appointment as Director of football; especially after the former Crazy Gang gaffer mispronounced his name as ‘Kebab’ in a recent radio interview.

And after struggling for Premier League survival last season he may indeed be open to a move; as PSG seek central midfield cover for the likes of injury prone Thiago Motta and seemingly outbound players such as Momo Sissoko, Mathieu Bodmer and Clement Chantome.

The move would afford him the opportunity to play Champions League football and challenge for domestic silverware.

So if PSG were to follow up their reported interest in Cabaye; Newcastle United would have one massive task in convincing him to stay.

Do you think PSG will pry Cabaye away this summer?

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