As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Rennes claim Yann M’Vila won’t be leaving this summer.
The powerful midfield enforcer has attracted interest from clubs throughout Europe this summer after declaring his intention to leave Ligue 1 this summer.
Arsenal were the early front-runners for his signature but were joined by rivals Tottenham as well as champions Manchester City.
However, the Gunners and City have failed to follow up their initial interest and Rennes claim Tottenham called off negotiations on Thursday evening.
The French outfit have now ruled out M’Vila making a late move to the Premier League, with President Frederic de Saint Sernin claiming only clubs in Russia or Ukraine have a chance of signing the midfielder.
“He will not be in England,”
“Tottenham passed on the player at 19:30 on Thursday.
“He is 95 per cent likely to remain with Rennes, unless a Russian or Ukrainian club make an offer – sporting wise that would not be attractive but economically it would be very positive.”
Sernin is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
M’Vila is understood to have already turned down a move to Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg but the French and Russian transfer windows don’t close until next week so there is still time for a move away from France to happen.
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