Get French Football News understands that St Etienne representatives are now confident a deal can be agreed to sign Rennes striker Mevlut Erding in the next 4 hours. Afer having 2 bids rejected by the side from Brittany worth €2.5m and €3.5m respectively; St Etienne’s final offer which has just been submitted minutes ago worth €4m is expected to satisfy Rennes. Les Verts had already agreed contractual details with Mevlut Erding at the beginning of this week, a deal expected to last 3 years.
As explained yesterday, Rennes need this deal to go through so that they can focus on bringing in neccessary recruits. Although Saint Etienne’s latest offer is €1m short of the €5m price tag, Rennes are expected to cave.
More to undoubtedly follow.