PSG manager Laurent Blanc admits interest in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

The Magpies set a price of £30m on the France international

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Laurent Blanc, the new Paris St Germain manager, has admitted he is keen on the Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Cabaye's future is uncertain, despite proclamations from Newcastle's new director of football Joe Kinnear that he would not be sold. Kinnear also infamously pronounced his surname as 'Kebabs' during a radio interview.

The France international remains the club's most saleable asset and is believed to be open to a move. He recently admitted speculation linking him with Manchester United was flattering. Newcastle had initially set a price of £30m on the 27-year-old.

Blanc said: "He offers a lot of options in different positions. He's an interesting player."

Sunderland meanwhile have completed the signing of the Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone from Arsenal for £2m. The Le Havre defender Benjamin Mendy is also expected to complete his move to the Stadium of Light.