Transfer News: United Launch £15m Move For French Midfielder

By on July 22, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Manchester United have made a move for Yohan Cabaye.

Manchester United have made a £15million offer for unsettled Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Mirror.

The report claims new United boss David Moyes is desperate to add a creative midfielder to his ranks this summer following the retirement of Paul Scholes. All the talk in recent weeks has centered around the possible signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona with Moyes confirming today that the club have tabled an improved bid for the Spaniard.

However, it seems the Scot is weighing-up potential alternatives in case the Fabregas deal doesn’t come off with the Mirror suggesting he’s also gone in for French ace Cabaye and has tested the water with an opening offer of £15m.

The newspaper claims big-spending Ligue 1 clubs PSG and Monaco are also interested in the 27-year-old but the former Lille midfielder is understood to be keen on staying in the Premier League after hinting he was looking for a fresh start after two years at St James’ Park.

Cabaye has bagged 10 goals in 60 Premier League games since his move to Newcastle in 2011 and with an excellent array of passing as well as an eye for goal, he’d be an excellent addition to the squad at Old Trafford if Moyes can pull off a deal.

But the player still has three years left to run on his current contract and Newcastle are keen to keep hold of him, so United may have to increase their offer if they want to persuade the Geordies into selling one of their prized assets this summer.

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Would United fans be happy to see Cabaye come to the club if they can’t sign Fabregas? Get involved in the comments section below.

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11 Comments

  1. scorp

    July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I think its ok by me. All I wanted is seeing a good combative midfielder who can supply us wot we wanted. As for Mourinho, he shd dream on bc I knw we r not selling Rooney. He shd bring in Hazard for Rooney n d 30mil. If not, he shd look elsewhere. Cheers.

  2. Wole

    July 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I think moyes needs to be fast before the market closes, we don’t have much time to, let em go for the signing of the CABAYE and FELAINI…and forget about fabregas, I’m so sure we ll hav a fastastic UNITED.

  3. Chris O'connor

    July 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    It shows Moyes is trying to strengthen the midfield,personally I think Yohan Cabaye would be a great signing and it appears he is keen on a Man Utd move so thats half the battle !!

  4. Chris

    July 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I tink cabaye and fellaini re manchester united ave bin lukin 4 cux both can play creative attackin and defence midfielder role in our depleted midfield……PLX GO 4 CABAYE AND FELLAINI…..4GET FABx

  5. daniel

    July 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I tink moyes should go for fellaini an cabaye i tink with this two guys in midfield united can standout he should forget about fabregas

  6. A A DAHIRU

    July 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    4get fabrgas GO and get cabaye wayaem

  7. Akhilomhe friday

    July 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Moyes shd quickly sign cabaye ad fellani and 4get dis fabregas of a thing. This was how we lost thiago

  8. George Yeboah

    July 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Honestly am with most of all you folks on this matter, look David you are now a united manager it doesn’t tke genius to know our problem has been in e midfield area 4get Cesc if he won’t play for us to hell with him, fellani and yohane cabaye can fit in those holes nd do us a great deal of good get fellani nd cabaye nd watch united win the league nd possibly the champions league, we don’t have much time left David Moyes cmon,we’re tired of rumors signe them

  9. Mayor

    July 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Plz Mr Moyes there is no more time to waste on someone who has no ambition of playing for United,while there are many good midfielders waiting for you.please we need a positive result at least before the ending of this week.we need Fellaini and Cabaye by all means, go get them.#GGMU

  10. Franco ily

    July 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Dis man problem don tire me y shd he b wast tym here is nt everton dis man u,b smart in market @ as nw we chd hve 1 or 2 new signing pls do somting b4 somtng do us,uppp man uuuu

  11. Talba

    July 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    4 get abve fabregas told wic gandagan

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