Montpellier will know ‘within 15 days’ whether they can sign Liverpool and Newcastle target

first_img Liverpool and Newcastle target Andre-Pierre Gignac 1 Montpellier will know whether they can sign Liverpool and Newcastle target Andre-Pierre Gignac ‘within 15 days’.The 29-year-old is out of contract at Marseille and available on a free transfer this summer after his most successful season for the club, hitting 21 goals in 38 Ligue 1 outings.The striker is on the radar of both Liverpool and Newcastle while West Ham are also said to be interested in doing a deal for the forward.However, the Premier League admirers will face stiff competition from within France with both Monaco and Montpellier keeping close tabs on the situation.But reports in the country are suggesting that Monaco baulked at his wage demands which were said to be around £3m per year, and they are set to pursue other attacking targets.Dinamo Moscow remain in the hunt and now Montpellier president Louis Nicollin admits they will have to wait to see what happens with a number of their other players before deciding whether or not they can afford him.When asked about the club’s interest in Gignac, Nicollin told RMC: “I do not know yet, we will see within 15 days.”last_img

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