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Laurent Blanc: Cabaye 'a very good player'

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has expressed his admiration for Yohan Cabaye but says he is not expecting the Ligue 1 leaders to do much transfer business in January.

The Newcastle United midfielder, who was the subject of a bid from Arsenal before the start of the season, has been heavily linked with a move to the Parc des Princes in recent months.

However, Blanc says that he is not anticipating any high-profile arrivals at PSG next month.

"We will not change much," the World Cup winner told reporters. "If there is movement, it will not be much. I am very happy with the strength of my squad, but there may be movement based on departures.

"I have always thought that Cabaye is a very good player. But I have nothing more to say."

Indeed, Blanc says he is happy with the strength of a squad that currently tops Ligue 1 by three points from Monaco and that cruised into the last 16 of Champions League.

"We had a very good first half of the season," the former France international said. "I think the pressure of Monaco and [third-placed] Lille is good for everyone. They encourage us not to relax our efforts.

"We are ambitious and serene. This certainly comes from our good results, and I hope they will be as good in 2014."

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