COMMENT By Will Butcher

Rafa Benitez would delight Newcastle fans by bringing former midfielder Yohan Cabaye back to St. James’ Park with the the Frenchman reportedly set to leave.

The Sun claim that Ligue 1 giants Marseille are leading the rest of the pack to clinch the signature of the Crystal Palace pass master, who has been told he has no future at Selhurst Park.

It is said that Cabaye’s head has been swayed and is now looking to return home, with Palace no longer in need of him after completing a season-long loan deal for Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Newcastle have completed four signings this summer in Florian Lejeune, Javier Manquillo, Christian Atsu and Jacob Murphy, but are expected to continue that spending.

Football InsiderĀ believes the enthusiasm on Tyneside would be bursting at the seams if Benitez could strike a deal that would see France international Cabaye return.

Here are three reasons why, including the form of a senior duo during the 2016-17 season: