Manchester United are considering a bid for Yohan Cabaye, who is valued at £25m by Newcastle United, in the last days of the transfer window, though the champions face competition from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. The French club have had a £14m offer for Cabaye rejected.
David Moyes' priority is to strengthen his midfield and, though Cabaye is not considered by the United manager to be in the highest bracket of player, the 28-year-old is proven in the Premier League and a France international who, it is felt inside Old Trafford, would help United's push for a Champions League place.
While United would price Cabaye at less than £25m, the club's hierachy recognise that a premium will have to be paid to attract players, as was shown by their willingness to spend £37.1m on Juan Mata.
PSG currently value Cabaye at far less than the asking price, while Arsenal had what Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, described as a "derisory" £10.2m offer rejected for the Frenchman last summer. Arsène Wenger, though, remains interested in taking him to the club.
Moyes also retains an interest in the Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos and attended the German champions' game against Borussia Monchengladbach, where he was spotted speaking with Kroos's agent Sascha Breese, over the weekend.
Kroos's contract expires at the end of next season and it is thought he would cost around £20m-£25m. Mario Mandzukic, the Bayern striker, is also being monitored by Moyes.