David Moyes is desperate to snap up Remy Cabella in January…
Manchester United have made signing Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella a priority when the transfer window reopens in January, reports the Daily Star.
The 23-year-old has performed outstandingly for his Ligue 1 side so far this term, having bagged five goals and two assists already.
His performances have drawn comparisons to all-time great Zinedine Zidane, who famously scored two goals in the World Cup final against Brazil in 1998.
Cabella has outstanding touch and close control, and would inject some much needed flair to the United midfield.
Ludicrously, Montpellier’s president Louis Nicollin claims a club would have to break the world transfer record to sign the midfielder who has yet to receive a cap for his country.
“He is non-transferable. We try to anticipate and plan things, even in football, but it’s complicated,” said Nicollin.
“The desire of the club is to keep Remy – he was told and knows this. If a club arrives and offers €100m (£85m), it will be discussed though.”
United boss David Moyes signed Marouane Fellaini from Everton for £27m on the last day of the transfer window, but is still in the market for a creative central midfielder. The Scottish manager wants a natural passer to help Michael Carrick keep play ticking over in the centre of the park, and is expected to move for Cabella in January.