Newcastle United are struggling once again in attempting to keep hold of their prize midfielder, Yohan Cabaye. The French International has been the subject of many transfer acquisitions from clubs before now and has also been on the shortlist of current Europa League Champions Chelsea, who are under the new management of former Real Madrid boss, Jose Mourinho.

Reports on Monday from various British press, suggest that big spenders Monaco, who have already signed some big name players this summer including sought after striker Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid, are now setting their sights on the 27-year-old Newcastle midfielder.

New Manchester United Manager David Moyes is also keen on bringing Cabaye in to re-enforce his midfield with the likes of Paul Scholes retiring, and the fact he feels they need a bit more stability and experience in that area to compete for the title once again this season. 

It seems the player himself would favour a move to the French top tier being quoted saying in The Sun Newspaper "Monaco have the means to build a strong team, it might interest everyone". It re-iterates the sign of the times in football today when one club can become big time contenders in the space of just a few days, with a billionaire owner coming in and investing in the club, all of a sudden you are massive contenders in world football.

Newcastle however, will once again do their best to keep hold of their star player, as they have in previous seasons. Cabaye will be hungry for trophies though and the prospect of turning out for the Premier League Champions or the hottest new team in Europe, could prove to good of an opportunity to miss.