Montpellier President Louis Nicollin has told our colleagues at RTL that nothing at all is done for Remy Cabella and that nothing will be done (this month).
‘I have no intention of paying enormous taxes this year, because the budget closes on the 30th June. I would prefer that he leaves on the 1st July, or later. Then, and only then, if there are good offers, that will allow us to have a great next season, especially if we are in Ligue 1.’
‘There is however no question about it happening now. I have heard everything in the last days. It is all baseless.’
This suggests that Louis’ son Laurent Nicollin’s claims that an agreement had been made with Newcastle for the transfer of Remy Cabella for June to Midi Libre is indeed false. Nicollin went on to criticise Newcastle.
He had the following to say:
‘I think Newcastle are interested because they will definitely say yes to PSG for the money (Cabaye). But us, we are not stupid and to give Cabella for Cabaye to these English people, is rubbish!’
‘There is already one of us who is over there (Yanga-MBiwa) and I wish him all the best. I think that Remy deserves something else other than Newcastle. Me, personally, I would not go over there. You have to piss yourself over in Newcastle… in London, okay I understand.’
Football News would like to apologise to any reader who was yesterday confused by our reporting of the situation. As you can imagine, the developments in the past 24 hours have been highly contradictory.