French club demand big fee for gifted midfielder.
Ligue 1 side Montpellier have told Arsenal that they will have to cough up €17m if they hope to land midfield ace Remy Cabella, according to talkSPORT.
The Gunners are know admirers of the talented 23-year-old and have been monitoring him since before the summer, whilst Premier League rivals Manchester United have also been linked with making a move for him in the past.
Cabella is still under contract with the former French champions until 2016, but Montpellier are aware of the heavy interest in his services and are bracing themselves for a bid in the new years following reports of Arsenal’s continued interest.
Arsene Wenger had previously purchased striker Olivier Giroud from the club for under £10m in the summer of 2012 and he is believed to be keen on reuniting the pair at the Emirates.
However, outspoken club president Louis Nicollin has done his best to ward off any potential suitors by insisting that he will not come cheap and any interested parties will have to spend big if they are to secure the services of the former France under-21 international.
He told Midi Libre: “If we are given €17m we will see.”