Yohan Cabaye

David Moyes is desperate to sign a passing midfielder to partner Michael Carrick this summer, but recent pursuits of Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Luka Modric have all ended in failure.

One possible alternative already plying his trade in England is Newcastle man Yohan Cabaye, who was a vital cog in the Magpies’ continental qualification campaign two years ago.

The French international has a record of 10 goals and 11 assists in the English top flight since moving to Tyneside from Lille in 2011, and is perhaps best known for his capability at dead ball situations.

But Cabaye’s all round game is equally as impressive as his output, with a high work rate, cultured feet and the intelligence and vision to dictate play from central midfield.

Newcastle chief Mike Ashley has denied that the 27 year old is up for sale, but may be unable to resist the potential return on his original £4.3million investment.

Cabaye is ready to make the step up to a top club after two years of consistent displays at St. James’s Park, but David Moyes will have to fight off interest from Ligue 1 champions PSG, who have been heavily linked this summer.