Report: West Ham still in race for Yohan Cabaye, Tottenham not interested

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Crystal Palace are reportedly in talks to sign Yohan Cabye - but West Ham are still in the race for his signature.

According to The Guardian, Crystal Palace have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a deal to sign midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Cabaye, 29, left Newcastle for PSG in January 2014, but has struggled to nail down a regular spot in Laurent Blanc's first team in the French capital.

A return to the Premier League could be on the cards, with The Guardian reporting that Crystal Palace now opened talks with PSG over a deal to bring Cabaye back to England.

Eagles boss Alan Pardew signed and worked with Cabaye at Newcastle, and a reunion - costing £10m - is in the pipeline according to reports.

However, The Guardian also note that West Ham United are still in the running for Cabaye's signature, even after the signings of Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang earlier this summer.

The report also states that Tottenham are currently not interested in Cabaye, though Southampton could make a move should Morgan Schneiderlin move to Manchester United.

Crystal Palace v West Ham

It seems that the race for Cabaye's signature could now come down to a fight between Crystal Palace and West Ham, but who should he join?

West Ham likely have higher immediate ambitions, but Palace are clearly a club moving in the right direction under Pardew, and Cabaye's relationship with the Eagles boss should come into play here.

It would be something of a coup for Palace to sign Cabaye, with the French international possessing great quality in midfield - and whilst West Ham are an attractive proposition, Palace may well be his best option.

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