Caen president Francois Fortin has told France Blue (quotes via Calciomercato.com) that winger Yann Karamoh will only leave the French club this summer if a team matches their €8m asking price.
The French Under 21 international has been heavily linked with a switch to Inter Milan, but Fortin confirms there are four teams interested in the forward; two French sides and two foreign clubs. Karamoh’s contract expires in the summer but Caen are willing to keep the player for the season even if he leaves for nothing next summer. Fortin said:
“I can not deny that there are two Ligue 1 clubs and two foreign clubs interested in signing him. Let’s see if any of them will make the right bid, I think his price tag is around € 8 million, we are waiting for the right offer but the player needs to agree to join a new club as well. All the parties must be happy with the deal otherwise Yann will be playing for us this season as well.”
One of the French clubs is reportedly Saint-Etienne, and the foreign teams are likely to be Inter and Arsenal, according to Calciomercato.com. The player is believed to be set on a move to Inter but the failure to agree on a transfer fee has meant the 19 year old may have to agree to move elsewhere, or remain at Caen to make a free transfer move to Italy in the summer.