Less than a year after swapping the Tyne for the Seine Yohan Cabaye is feeling unsettled at Paris Saint-Germain, with Liverpool thought to be in the box seat to sign him if he decides to lead the capital.
At least that’s in the eyes of the bwin odds-moguls, who make the Anfield club as short as 3/1 to stable the former Lille playmaker on 2 September next year.
Cabaye has started just half of PSG’s Ligue 1 and Champions League matches this season, causing him to question his role at the club.
When Les Parisiens play a 4-3-3 it’s more often than not the 28-year-old who is demoted in favour of Blaise Matuidi, Marco Veratti and Thiago Motta.
Discussing his dissatisfaction with life on the bench under Laurent Blanc with L’Equipe, the midfielder questioned its international ramifications.
“With the French team, if one day the national team coach decides to play me less because I don’t play often enough for my club, then I would need to take stock with my representatives.”
But it was another remark made in the interview that will have had his admirers in England getting hot under the collar:
“Do I sometimes miss England? Yes. Sometimes I think about it, but I immediately sweep that away because it would cause distraction.”
At evens only Cabaye’s current owners are shorter in the betting to house him at the close of the summer window next year than Liverpool, a state of affairs that might come as a surprise to supporters of Arsenal.
The Gunners had been linked so closely with a move for the midfielder at the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign that he was left out of Newcastle’s tussle with Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger’s chances of bringing in his long-term target are afforded a 5/1 assessment, as is the success of any potential Manchester United swoop.