Rennes set to keep M'Vila

Image: Yann M¿Vila: Linked with a move to the Premier League but Rennes do not want to lose midfielder

Rennes have insisted there has been no great interest in Yann M'Vila and they are under no pressure to sell the midfielder.

French club say there have been no bids for midfielder

Rennes have insisted there has been no great interest in Yann M'Vila and they are under no pressure to sell at such a late stage of the transfer window. France international M'Vila has been linked with a move away from Rennes for much of the summer and a number of Premier League clubs are understood to have been keeping tabs on his progress. Arsenal and Tottenham are among those to have been connected with the midfielder and Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi admits there have been enquiries. However, Dreossi says no bids have been received and he does not expect the 22-year-old to go anywhere before Friday's deadline.

Stronger

"We have had some contact, but not much more than that," Dreossi is quoted as saying in The Guardian. "The longer it drags on, the more we think he will (stay at the club). "We are lucky to have a financial backer who has the means to wait another six months or a year (before selling). "So if Yann has to stay, then good. We will be stronger with him."

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