Fortunately for Savanier, it seems the in-form centre-forward has no intention of walking away from the Stade de la Mosson before the February 1 transfer deadline.
Furthermore, Laborde himself poured cold water on the speculation, insisting that he would only leave Montpellier for something rather special (Midi Libre).
That would have been music to the ears of Savanier; the waltzing play-maker who has provided so much ammunition for Laborde during his time on the Mediterranean.
“We often laugh about it (a move). But it will be his choice. We need him. We have the best strike-partnership in Ligue 1 with Andy (Delort) and him,” Savanier said.
“It would p*** me off if he left.”
Savanier, it seems, speaks for each and every Montpellier fan when discussing the future of a striker who has produced 14 goals and assists in 21 Ligue 1 matches in 2020/21.
Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked via Eurosport but have now signed Willian Jose from Real Sociedad instead.