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Montpellier unlikely to move for Cisse

June 25, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

Louis Nicollin has ruled out a move to bring Djibril Cisse to Montpellier because the club president does not like the ex-Liverpool striker's off-the-pitch hobby.

Djibril Cisse celebrates his equaliser
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Following Queens Park Rangers' relegation from the Premier League, Cisse, 31, has made clear his ambition of returning to France, most recently in an interview which was conducted in a nightclub where the France international striker was DJ-ing.

Nicollin had declared the former Auxerre and Marseille forward was willing to make significant comprises on his salary to return to Ligue 1, but it seems Cisse's penchant for the turntables has scuppered his chances of appearing at the Stade de la Mosson next season.

"There's no question of it. I don't want a lad who does DJ-ing, though I suppose it's a career alternative like any other," Nicollin told the Midi Libre newspaper, adding last summer's signings, Gaetan Charbonnier and Emanuel Herrera, purchased to replace Olivier Giroud, would be given a second chance after an unconvincing first campaign on the south coast.

"It won't be Cisse nor anyone else. We'll make do with Herrera and Charbonnier. And we'll see. Last season we scored as many goals as when we won the title. It's in defence we need to be careful."