We don't know the whole story either. I don't think the club can't pay his wage demands, there must be something more to it. It will be a monumental fuck up if he leaves, he won't though - stories are nonsense.
This guy has potential to become a really good midfielder. Tenacious, hard working, breaks up play really well not too unlike Kante actually. There's definitely something there. He'll be important for us over the run in.