The Montpellier starlet has been attracting a lot of attention from across Europe, and has even been labelled ‘the new Zinedine Zidane’ in his homeland.
David Moyes has been searching for a playmaker since taking over at United, missing out on the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera in the summer.
The former Everton boss will be desperate to add to the ranks in January, having come under fire for only managing to land Marouane Fellaini in the summer.
Moyes feels the capture of the highly rated 23-year-old would go some way to appeasing United supporters who have been left disillusioned by their team’s start to the season, and performance in the transfer market.
Cabella has made a fine start to the season in France, scoring five goals and providing two assists in just eight matches.
However, Arsenal are set to fight United for his signature, with Arsene Wenger hoping the young midfielder will follow in the footsteps of in form striker Olivier Giroud by completing the switch from Montpellier to Arsenal.
Reports suggest both clubs are willing to pay £15million for his services, despite despite Montpellier president Louis Nicollin warning clubs would need to cough up £85million to sign him.
“He is non-transferable. We try to anticipate and plan things, even in football, but it’s complicated,” the Montpellier president said.
“The desire of the club is to keep Remy – he was told and knows this. If a club arrives and offers €100m (£85m), it will be discussed though.”