Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie is in talks with St Etienne over a potential move, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 25-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his contract at the John Smith’s Stadium and the Championship side may look to cash in rather than lose him on a free next summer.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that the French club have have entered negotiations over a permanent deal for the centre-forward.
St Etienne look set to offer the target man a route out of English football and a chance to return to France, where he began his career with Montpellier.
Huddersfield signed the Benin international for a blockbuster £11million fee upon their promotion to the Premier League in 2017 but will unlikely recoup that money.
Mounie has scored 19 goals in 95 appearances for the Yorkshire club, eight of which came in the Championship last season.
The Terriers narrowly avoided relegation from the second tier of English football in the 2019/20 campaign – they finished 18th, three points ahead of relegated Charlton Athletic.
Huddersfield have had three different managers since the departure of David Wagner in January 2019 with Danny Cowley sacked after just 10 months in charge in July.
Carlos Corberan, who was the Under-23 manager at Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa, was appointed as Cowley’s successor.
However, it has been a relatively quiet transfer window so far for the newly appointed Terriers boss with only Cardiff striker Danny Ward and Manchester United’s Joel Pereira through the door.
Football Insider revealed yesterday that the club have reached an agreement with Leeds over the loan signing of Robbie Gotts, the midfielder worked with Corberan as part of the Under-23 set up last season.
The sale of Mounie could help fund further arrivals at the John Smith’s Stadium this summer.
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