But Newcastle United have apparently offended Montpellier chairman Louis Nicollin during their pursuit of midfielder Remy Cabella.
According to The Telegraph, Nicollin claims the Magpies are trying to make a fool out of him by only bidding £8 million for a player they feel is worth £12 million.
It’s believed that a relationship between the two clubs is hostile after Newcastle previously raided the French club for defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
And Montpellier’s chairman was given a massive boost in regards to his price tag, when he was called into the France squad to replace Franck Ribery for the summer’s World Cup.
Cabella came close to moving to St James’ Park in January, but it looks like Mike Ashley will have to let his cash do the talking if a deal is to be done post-World Cup.
Newcastle fans: Should your club stump up the extra £4 million to land Cabella? After all, that Cabaye cash has got to go somewhere. Let us know your thoughts below.
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