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Magpies man in Manchester United link

Yohan CabayeNewcastle’s Yohan Cabaye is reportedly the man Sir Alex Ferguson wants to replace Paul Scholes at Manchester United this summer, according to the Shields Gazette.

The Red Devils chief is aware that midfield veteran Scholes is approaching the end of his career at Old Trafford given that he has already come out of retirement once just over 12 months ago.

And, with the void Scholes’ departure from the first-team squad will create, Ferguson is wasting no time in trying to find a suitable replacement in the midfield engine room.

It appears 27-year-old Cabaye, who has become a big hit at St James’ Park since joining from Lille in summer 2011, could be the man Ferguson turns to in the summer transfer window.

The France international, who United scouts reportedly watched in action in Newcastle’s Europa League quarter-final tie against Benfica on Thursday, would cost around £20million if Toon chief Alan Pardew allows him to leave the Tynesiders.

It was also an opportunity for Ferguson’s spies to have another look at Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay and midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, who have also been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.

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