Report: Crystal Palace and Newcastle on alert as Yohan Cabaye hints at PSG exit

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The Frenchman is frustrated with his game time in Paris and could seek a move elsewhere this summer.

Yohan Cabaye has taken to the French media to speak on his disappointment at his role at Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain.

Making just 36 appearances and scoring once in his 18 months in Paris, it’s fair to say the former Newcastle star hasn’t had the best of times.

"I am in a situation today where I am not getting the game time that I was hoping for," Cabaye said in an interview with L’Equipe.

"The important thing is that I will think carefully and make the best decision. We will see how it evolves in the coming weeks."

The 29-year-old had kind words to say about his former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew - now at Crystal Palace - boosting hopes of a possible switch to Selhurst Park.

"It went very well with him [last time]. If I have to make that decision, it will be a pleasure to see my old coach. I enjoy it with him and he does a great job."

Newcastle have also been linked with the Frenchman in recent weeks and his apparent interest in a return to the Premier League is sure to have the Geordie faithful hopeful of a reuniting.

"If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things well. But there could be other destinations," Cabaye is quoted as saying.

The signing of Cabaye for either Newcastle or Palace would be a major coup and represent a real statement of intent in terms of each club’s progression and ambition.

Providing both clubs make a suitable offer, it seems down to the player himself to choose between a return to a beloved ex-manager or a beloved ex-club.

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