Arsenal target ready to leave France for the right club, but not Newcastle

Remy Cabella

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella has said he is open to a move away from the club if the situation arises.

Arsenal, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with Montpellier's Remy Cabella this season and it looks as if the club won't stand in his way if a big offer comes in.

Speaking to Radio Monte Carlo, Cabella spoke about his future regarding a possible move this summer. Whilst he is happy at Montpellier he would be interested in speaking to a club which could give him the chance to progress in his career.

"I will carefully consider the situation at the end of the season, and take my time to look at the situations that arise. If I have a chance and both clubs agree I will go."

Cabella has scored 14 goals in 34 games this season in Ligue 1 and with Montpellier currently in 13th place with just eight wins to their name they are unlikely to be able to hold onto him. A chance to play in the Champions League will attract Remy and Arsenal will especially be interested such is their connection with France.

Newcastle's poor end to the season gave them no chance of qualifying for European competition and that will have put paid to their chances of attracting the Montpellier midfielder to St James' Park. He was seen as the ideal candidate to replace Yohan Cabaye who was sold to Paris Saint-Germain in January but Montpellier President Louis Nicollin looks unlikely to do business with Newcastle.

Speaking last month Nicollin said he would be happy for Cabella to join a club like Chelsea or Arsenal or the Manchester clubs at a push but not Newcastle.

"Newcastle? They're good, aren't they? Don't make me laugh. In England, you should play at Arsenal or Chelsea or either of the Manchester teams at a push."

Nicollin allowed Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to join The Magpies last year but has since realised that wasn't the best move for him. "For my dear Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Newcastle is not paradise."


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