Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has laughed off rumours of interest from Manchester United.

Speaking to the French media, Cabaye also dismissed talk that Manchester United were now monitoring him.

French reports claimed that national team manager Blanc had alerted Sir Alex Ferguson to the ability of his midfield general.

"I heard about United's interest in me, but things are only just beginning," he said. "I have a bit of experience of clubs following me, so I would rather not get carried away by thinking too much about such things.

"I simply want to concentrate on my objectives with Newcastle - and playing for Newcastle."