Yohan Cabaye welcomes interest and seeks Premier League move

Image: Yohan Cabaye started just 13 Ligue 1 games for PSG last season

Yohan Cabaye says he wants to leave PSG and return to the Premier League to improve his chances of featuring at Euro 2016.

Cabaye features in the France squad, who were beaten by Belgium 4-3 at the Stade de France in a friendly last Sunday. They travel to Albania on Saturday.

He began his career at Lille before a £4.4million switch to Newcastle in 2011. Then Magpies boss Alan Pardew sold him to the Paris club for £19million 18 months ago.

PSG have fierce competition in central midfield with Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and Blaise Matuidi all vying for a starting position through the middle.

Newcastle United's English manager Alan Pardew prepares to send on Newcastle United's French midfielder Yohan Cabaye (R) during the English Premier League
Image: Cabaye could link up with his former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace

As a result, Cabaye started just 13 Ligue 1 matches last season and French newspaper L'Equipe asked him if he would stay at PSG.

"Not really," said the 29-year-old. "I know that if I stay, whatever I'll do, nothing will change."

Pardew's current club Crystal Palace have an interest in Cabaye along with several other Premier League clubs including Arsenal and he has welcomed the attention.

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He added: "If there is an opportunity to go back to England, I hope everyone will be smart enough to do things well. But there could be other destinations." 

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