Newcastle United are one of three clubs to contact the agents representing Yohan Caabaye, according to reports on the other side of the Channel.

As well as Newcastle, Premier League rivals Tottenham and Crystal Palace have also been in touch with the former United playmaker.

France Football report their sources as saying that Newcastle have enquired about what kind of a deal it would take to bring Yohan Cabaye back to St James Park.

Any potential deal would look unlikely to supporters for any number of reasons, with the player’s age and level of wages seemingly two insurmountable obstacles.

Unless Mike Ashley makes a complete u-turn…

PSG are having to factor in the FFP (Financial Fair Play) constraints and so as they look to add to their squad, it is most unlikely they would consider any loan deal, with funds needing to come in to help offset the purchase of players they are looking to replace the likes of Cabaye with.

The Frenchman left Newcastle for a fee of around £20m only 18 months ago but turning 30 in January, a bid of around half that figure is said to be what PSG would accept as realistic.

Both the player and his international manager, Didier Deschamps, have said that he has no option but to leave Paris this summer. Certainly that is, if he is to have any chance of fulfilling his dream of representing his country when they host the Euros next summer.

Yohan Cabaye himself has said in recent days he would consider other leagues but made clear the Premier League would be his first choice.

With no other French club able to match what English clubs can offer financially, it looks as though it is simply down to whether Newcastle/Ashley are serious about bringing the player back to Tyneside, and whether they are prepared to compete against the likes of Pardew and Spurs for his signature.

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