Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye says he would be open to joining Premier League champions Manchester United.

Cabaye has done well for us since his move from Lille in June 2011 and has three years left to run on his current deal at St James Park. United have lost Paul Scholes to retirement and new boss David Moyes will be looking to put his stamp on things at the Premier League champions, but with three years to run on his deal you’d expect Mike Ashley to command a hefty transfer fee.

Judging by the midfielder’s comments below, it looks as if he is keen for a new challenge and would represent a massive loss if he was to leave us.

“Yes, of course. I’ve liked this club for a long time, I like what they do,” he told Canal+.

“The boss has left but they have appointed a very good successor and he did some good things with Everton.

“They are always well played among the big clubs. Yes, for sure, it would be an interesting challenge.”

Monaco and Paris St Germain have also been reported to be chasing Cabaye, but he says he is unaware of any interest from his homeland.

“I have no direct contact with anyone; maybe my agents are currently in the know,” he added.

“As for me, I am here listening. I like England as well. I will need to look at the situation but you never know.”