Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal have been handed a boost in the race to sign Remy Cabella.
Montpellier midfielder Cabella, who has been labelled the next Zinedine Zidane, has been attracting interest from a number of English sides throughout the last couple of months.
Newcastle were said to be the frontrunners for his signature as they narrowly missed out on signing the 23-year-old in January.
Alan Pardew identified Manchester United and Arsenal target Cabella as the man to replace Yohan Cabaye, however the north-east club have been dealt a blow in their bid to revive their interest in the playmaker.
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has revealed he will not accept any future offers from Newcastle for Cabella as he believes he should be playing at the highest level.
Speaking to the Daily Express, Nicollin said on Cabella: "We promised to let him leave. We will try to advise him to not leave for anywhere. Is Newcastle not a good destination? Don't make me laugh.
"In England you have to go to Arsenal, Chelsea or any of the two Manchester teams.
"If Newcastle would offer £20m, and Arsenal £5m? I think I would not sell him. I am capable of doing that. I won't prevent him, but I think he is not made for that."
Cabella, who is said to be valued at around £15million, has been told he can leave Montpellier in the summer but only if the right club comes in for him.
The Frenchman has scored 10 goals and claimed five assists in 26 games for Ligue 1 outfit Montpellier so far this season.