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According to the Independent, Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a second move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
The Ligue 1 giants are apparently undeterred by an unsuccessful attempt to capture the 27-year-old in the summer and will return for the Frenchman in January.
PSG manager Laurent Blanc has spoken of his admiration for the Magpies captain and has hinted that a move may materialise, but only if the Parisian outfit can offload a few players of their own.
As reported by The Independent, Blanc was quoted as saying:
I have always thought Cabaye was a very good player.
I am very happy with the strength of my squad but there may be movement based on departures.
The speculation will be unwelcome news on Tyneside, with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew having to fend off the advances of Arsenal last summer.
The Gunners placed a £10 million bid during the opening weekend of the season—something which appeared to unsettle Cabaye. But with the bid rejected, the Frenchman continued to perform in a manner with which the Newcastle fans have become familiar and has been in imperious form so far this campaign.
Scoring a number of vital goals along the way—including a winner at Old Trafford—Cabaye has helped the Magpies into the European reckoning but could be persuaded by the Champions League football PSG can offer.
Arsenal's £10 million bid fell well short in the summer, but with the cash-rich French club able to offer more to secure the services of Cabaye, a bid in the region of £20 million may force Pardew into selling his most prized asset.