Stambouli, Cabella on way out of Montpellier
Montpellier Hérault SC president Louis Nicollin has confirmed that he will not prevent highly-rated duo Benjamin Stambouli and Rémy Cabella from leaving the Stade de la Mosson at the end of the current campaign.
While Cabella, whose existing deal is due to expire in the summer of 2016, has long been linked with a move away and has attracted interest from clubs in England, Stambouli is out of contract at the end of next season and appears to be a step closer to a transfer.
"He will leave at the end of the season. And Cabella will probably go too," said Nicollin an interview with newspaper Le Midi Libre. He will hope to raise significant funds from the sale of two players who were brought through the ranks at Montpellier and still have their best days ahead of them.
Nicollin also hinted that he will try to keep on-loan AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang at the club if coach Rolland Courbis wants him, and he claimed that Dynamo Kiev have still not paid all of the transfer fee owed for Younès Belhanda, who left southern France for the Ukrainian capital last year.
"We have informed UEFA and it is possible that Younès could come back here and then be sold elsewhere, unless he wishes to lower his salary and play for Montpellier again. If it is reasonable, I would take him with pleasure," Nicollin joked.