Manchester United are scouting promising Montpelier midfielder Remy Cabella, according to the Metro.
The 23-year-old is being watched by scouts in France ahead of a potential transfer in the January window.
Top clubs including Arsenal and Inter Milan are also interested in the France under-21 star but United are keen to land Cabella after missing out on a number of high-profile transfer targets in the summer.
In his first few months at Old Trafford new manager David Moyes together with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward both received criticism for attracting only Marouane Fellaini to the club after bidding for the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera.
The duo will be looking to make up for their mistakes in the previous window are they are moving swiftly to judge whether Cabella can improve the side.
The French youngster shot to prominence when he helped Montpellier to win the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 2012, the club he has been with since he was 14.
In four years as a professional Cabella has made 68 appearances in the league scoring 15 goals in the process.
Unfortunately for United, the French club are unlikely to let their star man go cheaply having sold a number of their top players since their title win including Olivier Giroud.
Club president Louis Nicollin has apparently stated that it would take an £100 million bid to lure Cabella away from The Stade de la Mosson.
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