Crystal Palace chief admits Yohan Cabaye interest

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Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed that the Eagles are definitely interested in bringing Yohan Cabaye back to the Premier League.

The France international left Newcastle to join Paris Saint-Germain in January 2014, but he has struggled to hold down a regular place with the big-spending French champions.

The likes of Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle have all been linked with Cabaye’s signature this summer, but it looks like Palace are leading the way to bring the 29-year-old back to England.

It is not just Premier League clubs who are sniffing around Cabaye, however, with Roma also believed to have spoken to PSG about him.

But Parish has admitted the Eagles are currently working on a deal as they look to build a squad capable of taking them to the next level in the Premier League, but it is nowhere near a done deal yet.

Parish told talkSPORT: “That’s one we’d like to do. It would be a massive thing for the club because he is a seasoned international.
It’s definitely one we’re working on.

“Getting the top players is difficult. It is a difficult transfer market. It is a bit blocked up because no-one wants to go first and set the valuation.

“We want to be better than before and we have finished 10th and 12th.
For us to get in the top 10 we have got to make sure we bring in people that are top 10 players. It’s not easy – everyone wants those players.”

Cabaye played under Palace manager Alan Pardew during his three years at Newcastle and recently explained it would be a “pleasure” to see his old coach again.

Palace are priced at 6.50 to be relegated at the end of next season and they open their campaign against newly-promoted Norwich at Carrow Road – a game the Eagles are available at 3.00 to win.

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