The 23-year-old is one of the most impressive up-and-coming stars in French football at the moment, and has been eyed up by manager David Moyes as he seeks to add some creativity to his midfield this January.

Earlier in the season it was reported that United could sign Cabella for a fee of £15m as Montpellier seemed resigned to losing their star player, and SportsDirect News now understands that the Red Devils are ready to meet that price.

The Frenchman may even be one of the cheaper options on the market for United at the moment, with summer targets such as Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera looking out of reach, and others such as Miralem Pjanic and Marek Hamsik likely to cost £30m or more.