Montpellier have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Newcastle for the transfer of Remy Cabella, although the Frenchman will not be moving this month, according to Sky Sports.
Newcastle have identified Cabella as a top transfer target, and the player’s father recently suggested a deal was close to being agreed.
However, whilst it appears a deal has been struck, Cabella will not complete his move to St James’s Park until the end of the season, according to Montpellier chairman Laurent Nicollin.
“We have an agreement with the leaders of Newcastle that I will not reveal,” Nicollin told Midi Libre.
“But it does not include a departure for Remy before June, it is a certainty.”
The Ligue 1 club had previously suggested they would be willing to listen to offers of around £15m for the 23-year-old, who has also been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal.
Cabella revealed earlier this month that he would be willing to join Newcastle, if the two clubs were able to agree a deal.
“Newcastle? Well, we realise that at some point we must leave. I think I’m capable of it,” he said.
“England interests me, there are good clubs out there. If Montpellier reaches an agreement with an English club that suits me, I’ll be happy.
“I think this is my last season with the club and I do not want to leave Montpellier in Ligue 2.”