Reports suggest Manchester United will have to cough up £14.2m (€17m) to enable them sign Montpellier attacking midfielder Remy Cabella according to club president Louis Nicollin.

The 23-year-old France U-21 player has been on United’s raider for a while, and is believed to be one of Ligue 1’s most exciting talents.

“If they give us €17million, we’ll see,” Nicollin said, suggesting Cabella could move before the end of the season.

“We have a deal with him that he leaves in June, not January. But everything can be negotiated, particularly with such a good little one.”

Nicollin’s comments follow those of Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez, who said last month that “if during the winter transfer window Manchester
United offer €18 million, as I feel they will, he’ll go.

Even if it risks killing the team, we can’t say no.” In response to a question about his long-term future last week, Cabella, who has five goals and two
assists to his name this season, said:

“A departure can always happen in either January or next summer, of course you think about it.

“But I belong to a team, and for the moment I’m 100 percent focused on Montpellier. It’s still too soon to talk about it.”


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