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Montpellier confirm €17m is enough for United to sign playmaker in January

by Sam Peoples

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has stoked Manchester United’s interest in Remy Cabella by saying that a €17 million bid would be enough to lure him away in the January transfer window.

Previously, Montpellier’s coach Jean Fernandez said that €18 million would be enough for Cabella to move to Old Trafford but Nicollin’s further suggestion indicates that Montpellier are happy to sell Cabella sooner rather than later.

“If they give us 17 million euros, we’ll see,” he said.

“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 confirmed in an interview with French media outlet Midi Libre that there had been no official interest from United so far. He also admitted that the club had an agreement in place to let Cabella go in June and would rather keep him until January, but the fact that he is attempting to increase interest in Cabella suggests otherwise.

Montpellier’s president and coach put a different price on Cabella’s release which would indicate that there is some room for negotiation if David Moyes did want to bring him to Old Trafford.

Cabella’s inconsistent form has been highlighted as a reason why United should be slightly sceptical of bringing him to Old Trafford but it seems Montpellier are eager to help make that move happen even if they lose their star man in January.

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