Remy Cabella, who currently plays for Montpellier in France, has found himself in the middle of a bidding war between Newcastle and Marseille, according to sources.
Newcastle were thought to be the front runners in signing the 24-year-old, but a last minute £8million bid from Marseille may have thrown a spanner in their works with regards to their chances. However, is has been reported that the offer has been turned down by the club, as it does not meet with the price they want for him. Newcastle have previously admitted to struggling to agree a deal with the Frenchman’s club.
Louis Nicollin, Montpellier’s boss, is demanding £12million for the payer, but neither of the interested parties are willing to offer that much upfront at this current stage of the transfer window. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew claims he is desperate to find a replacement midfielder since the departure of Yohan Cabaye, but may have to look elsewhere.
With Cabella looking to display his skills at a top club in Europe Newcastle need to step up their game if they want any chance of signing the player.
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