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Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Eyes £20m French Midfielder

Manchester United are lining up a £20 million move for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye this summer as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to replace Paul Scholes.

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd target Yohan Cabaye.

Manchester United are lining up a £20 million move for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye this summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has identified the French ace as a prime target as he looks for Paul Scholes’ successor at Old Trafford.

Cabaye has been a huge success since joining Newcastle from French club Lille in 2011 and has emerged as one of the most consistent central midfielders in the Premier League.

The newspaper suggests Ferguson sent his brother and trusted scout Martin Ferguson to St James’ Park last Thursday to watch the 27-year-old in action in Newcastle’s Europa League quarter final clash with Benfica, with the champions-elect understood to be preparing a £20 million offer at the end of the season.

The Express also claim that United’s representative was keeping a close eye on Benfica defender Ezequiel ­Garay and midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, who’ve both been reported as long-term targets for the club.

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With Scholes close to bringing to an end his illustrious career at Old Trafford, it would be no surprise to see Fergie bring in another central midfielder this summer and Cabaye would be an excellent addition. His Premiership experience would be a huge asset and is still young enough to improve even further under the tutelage of Sir Alex, but let’s see how things progress in the summer.

Would United fans like to see Cabaye signed this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Gurgur Tordue

    April 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Let sir find better replesment

  2. Hanad

    April 15, 2013 at 4:48 am

    As i believe we need middfilder like thiga alcanta or luka modrid not capaye or namadic matic

  3. Ahmed yare hgadera

    April 15, 2013 at 6:03 am

    cabaye is a good central midfield and will help utd win more trophies and fight for its top flight in europe

  4. Asadu joseph

    April 15, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Cabaye,matic or modric we just need better MF

  5. olufemi festus

    April 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

    We need a strong and creative midfilder like wanyama

  6. Anucha Iheanyichukwu

    April 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Plz bring Rodriquez nd Di maria nd Ben Arfa

  7. panpe stephen

    April 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    pls, buy victor wanyama cos he’s strong and creative

  8. dalitso khozapi

    April 16, 2013 at 11:44 am

    pliz pliz furgie, buy Ben afa (newcastle) and wanyama(Celtic) our midfield will never leak but create more goals for RVP and Wayne. playing Wayne in midfield in not something to praise and rely on. wayne is not good at passing balls and can commit dangerous fouls any moment. stop it.

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