United target nears January exit
Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella will leave the club in the winter should the right offer come along, according to coach Jean Fernandez.
The 23-year-old exploded onto the biggest stage last season and he has this term picked up where he left off.
With Manchester United reportedly readying January move on the talented footballer, Montpellier boss Jean Fernandez has revealed that the club would not be able to reject a big money offer.
“He is an intelligent boy who is enjoying a good season,” Jean Fernandez explained to Reuters France.
“Now, if in the winter transfer window Manchester United offer €18 million as I read it, he must go. Although that would “kill” the team, one cannot refuse.”
After scoring 7 goals in 31 Ligue 1 fixtures last term, Cabella has already bagged 5 goals in first 8 league matches this season. He is 4/1 to continue his scoring run against Lille at the weekend.
Honda edges closer to Milan switch
Japanese newspaper Sports Nippon has suggested that CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda has agreed to join AC Milan.
The Rossoneri attempted to sign the player in the summer, but were eventually unable to reach an agreement with the midfielder’s employers.
They were then seen as hot favourites to land Honda in the January transfer window, but several high-profile clubs attempted to snatch the Japanese from under their noses.
Nevertheless, Sports Nippon reports that the 27-year-old has ultimately decided to accept an offer from San Siro, with the deal set to be wrapped up in the coming days.
Honda will be arriving at AC Milan on a free transfer given that his contract with CSKA Moscow is due to expire on 31st December.
The Japan international has established himself as one of world’s best attacking midfielders during his time at Russia, despite suffering several difficult injuries while playing for the Army Men.
Jese Rodriguez on Malaga radar
Malaga are keeping close tabs on Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez, according to Spanish daily AS.
Los Boquerones failed in their attempt to sign the Spain Under-21 international in the summer, but they are not prepared to give up just yet.
Despite signing Mounir El Hamdaoui from Fiorentina, the La Rosaleda outfit remain keen on Rodriguez and they have been watching him in every single game this season.
The player himself is hoping to prove his worth at Santiago Bernabeu and is not interested in leaving los Blancos, but having made just three substitute appearances in La Liga this season, the striker could change his mind.
Malaga officials are hoping the lure of regular first team football will persuade the striker to consider moving to La Rosaleda.
Prior to being promoted to the first team set-up this summer, Jese Rodriguez had bagged 22 goals in 38 Segunda matches for Real Madrid Castilla.