Montpellier star open to exit

Milan leading race for Yanga-Mbiwa's signature

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: Admits he could leave Montpellier

Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has confessed he could leave the club this summer if he receives an offer he "cannot refuse".

The 23-year-old former France Under-21 international is in-demand after impressing during Montpellier's shock title-winning season last year.

German club Borussia Monchengladbach and Premier League side Newcastle United have been among the clubs linked with his signature over this summer.

Serie A outfit Milan, who recently sold defender Thiago Silva to PSG, appear to be leading the race for the African-born star, having already made an offer of 6million euros.

That offer was quickly rebuffed, with Montpellier president Louis Nicollin claiming he would not even accept a 12million euro offer for his club captain, who is entering the final year of his contract.

With the club insistent that they want the player to stay, Yanga-Mbiwa himself says he is happy at the club and will not push for a move.

No choice

However, he also admits that should the right offer come in, he would have no choice but to consider it.

"I'm here, but with a question mark because you never know," he told France Football.

"There are some offers that you cannot refuse.

"For example, if a club comes in with a project that suits me and offers 7-8million euros, what can you say to a figure like that?

"The club has always been good with me. I conduct myself well and there are no problems."