Newcastle Utd ‘on the verge’ of Montpellier’s Cabella swoop

STAYING PUT? ... Remy Cabella.
STAYING PUT? ... Remy Cabella.

MONTPELLIER president Laurent Nicollin has admitted he expects Newcastle United to make a bid for midfielder Remy Cabella this month, according to quotes attributed to him in France.

Newcastle have been strongly linked with a move for the 23-year-old in recent days, and reports in France suggest Montpellier would want to re-sign the player on loan for the rest of the season were a deal to go through this month.

Cabella has also been linked with Manchester United, but Nicollin feels Newcastle are more likely to make a bid.

He was reported by Midi Libre – a daily newspaper in Montpellier – as saying: “Manchester United have not made a single offer.

“Newcastle on the (other) hand, it seems like they are on the verge of making one, but I await confirmation.

“Either way, the idea is that Remy will remain a Montpellier player until the end of June.”

The report states that Montpellier are looking to sell the Frenchman within the next six months, albeit with a loan return likely if the move happens in January.

Meanwhile, reports have also emerged that the French club have already agreed a deal to sign Cabella’s possible replacement.

Lucas Mugni is reportedly set to join the Ligue 1 club, which could open the door to Cabella’s departure.