Newcastle look set to bid adieu to midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is the subject of a £23m deal the Magpies have accepted from Paris Saint-German.
After failing with an initial bid for the 28-year-old playmaker, the Ligue 1 champions are expected to sign the France international this week - but his imminent arrival at PSG could unsettle an already star-studded squad.
At present, attacking midfield playmaker Javier Pastore is struggling to cement his place in PSG manager Laurent Blanc’s first team plans. Whilst the club have denied he is ‘unhappy’ in Paris, the player has admitted a move to the Italian capital to join AS Roma would appeal to him.
The 24-year-old Argentine has also been linked with a move to the Premier League in the recent weeks, after having made just 8 league starts this term at PSG, and playing a full 90 minutes on just three occasions. Liverpool, among others, have been linked as a potential suitor.
The imminent arrival of Cabaye could be the catalyst for Liverpool to make a move for the creative midfielder and agree a deal to bring him to Anfield, as PSG will be looking to offset their outlay for their Newcastle purchase.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is understood to be broadly monitoring the market for additional talent to beef up his squad in order to ensure Champions qualification come the end of the season.
Liverpool currently sit fourth in the Premier League and face Arsenal in the next round of the FA Cup. Rodgers will need to utilize his squad in a rotation system in the coming months, and a signing like Pastore could be just the kind of player he needs to lead the club back into top European competition next season.
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