Newcastle United are launching a bid for Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella.

The Journal says they are set to test Montpellier's resolve on their £12million-rated playmaker Cabella again this week.

There are set to be a fresh round of talks between Montpellier and the player's agent this week now that France have returned from the World Cup - and that could pave a way for a deal to be done.

Cabella is understood to be keen on a move to the North East and Yohan Cabaye gave him a glowing reference about life in the North East.

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