by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Frederic de Saint-Sernin, the president of Rennes, has confirmed that the club hasn’t received any concrete offer for France midfielder Yann M’Vila. The 22-year-old has been linked strongly with a move to Arsenal all summer, amidst interest from Inter Milan and Barcelona.
However, the French club has told M’Vila that he can leave for another club, if they get the right fee for him.
“We have agreed with him that he can be transferred this summer,” he told RMC Sport. “There are several big foreign clubs interested in him. We are not doing anything to prevent him leaving right now – there have not been any offers.”
Although Saint-Sernin says they are ready to let him go, he however said that it won’t be easy to let the midfield enforcer go.
“He is our international, a player we greatly appreciate,” he said. “He has spent his entire career at Rennes, from the training centre to the first-team, with [current Rennes coach] Frederic Antonetti giving him his start.
“Obviously, we look upon him with something more than endearment. He is a player with the greatest value for us, particularly in emotional terms.
“This year, he has acted like a leader. He has fought and bounce back psychologically despite having had a few difficulties.”