Man United ready to beat Liverpool to midfield ace

Manchester United are ready to beat bitter rivals Liverpool to the signature of wantaway Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye in January, according to reports from Fichajes.

The French playmaker is understood to be ready to leave the Parc des Princes after just a year when the transfer window opens, after failing to make a serious impact since his switch from Newcastle.

PSG are believed to be ready to sell, which has alerted a host of English sides, including Liverpool and United.

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And now reports claim that Louis van Gaal is open to matching Cabaye’s £20m price tag as he sets about rebuilding his Red Devils side.

The Dutchman is thought to see the silky passer as the ideal man to rebuild his midfield around, with a £150m summer spend having not repaired the problems the club had last season under David Moyes.

Cabaye himself is likely to open to a move back to the Premier League, where impressed for Newcastle following his move to Tyneside from Lille in 2011.

Liverpool could mount a rival move if United do launch a raid for the 28-year-old.