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Manchester United & Arsenal linked with £15m 'new Zidane'

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Manchester United could be nearing the signature of midfielder Remy Cabella from Montpellier.

According to the Daily Express, Montpellier manager Jean Fernandez would not turn down an offer in the range of £15m for Cabella.

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has been in excellent form since the start of the season. Netting five goals and providing four assists, Cabella has been the driving force for Montpellier.

And it looks like the French team are looking resigned to losing their star player, if they receive an offer, matching their valuation of Cabella in the winter.

Montpellier manager Jean Fernandez told Reuters: "He is an intelligent boy who is enjoying a good season.

"Now, if in the winter transfer window Manchester United offer €18m (£15m) as I have read, he must go.

"Although that would kill the team, one cannot refuse an offer like that."

Montpellier's owner previously placed a £100m price tag on Cabella to ward of interest from any potential suitors, but it looks like Fernandez has a more realistic valuation of the player, dubbed as 'the new Zidane'.

Cabella is also known to be keen to play regularly in the Champions League, something the Red Devils can offer to the talented midfielder.

The Premier League champions aren't the only club keen on the player however, with The Daily Star reporting that rivals Arsenal have also shown an interest.

Arsene Wenger brought Olivier Giroud to the Emirates Stadium from Montpellier, and now has his eye on another young French talent to bolster the Gunners' ranks.

Last month Cabella gave an interview for France Futbol, saying: "What I want is to play in the Champions League again. I'm obsessed with it."

Yet it remains to be seen if Fernandez is just trying to spark interest from others by just mentioning Manchester United and to start a bidding war for his prized asset.

But if United sign him in the winter and he proves to be 'the new Zidane', then the ills of last summer at Old Trafford will be quickly forgotten for manager David Moyes.

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