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The Newcastle United midfielder recently hinted that he could leave St James' Park, and the newly-promoted French club's CEO has admitted they are interested in the 27-year-old

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has joined the long list of players linked with the riches of AS Monaco after their CEO described the France international as an “exciting player”.

The 27-year-old recently revealed his interest in a move to Manchester United, hinting that he is looking for an exit from Tyneside.

Free agent Eric Abidal, who has been released by Barcelona, has also been touted as a target for Les Rouge et Blanc, and CEO Vadim Vasilyev appears to be keen on the French duo.

“Yohan Cabaye? He is an exciting player,” he told L’Equipe.

"And [Eric] Abidal is a strong player. If he could come back to Le Championnat everyone would be delighted."

Cabaye has established himself as a key player in Alan Pardew’s Newcastle side, making some telling contributions despite a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but could be set to join an ever-growing list of stars at the newly-promoted principality club.

The mega-rich side have already spent big this summer, snatching striker Radamel Falcao ahead of many top European clubs.

Monaco have also made a double swoop for Porto’s James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho, while bringing in experienced defender Ricardo Carvalho as they look to enjoy a successful first season back in Ligue 1.

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