Lille have moved to agree provisional contract terms with Rennes captain and 28-year-old midfielder Benjamin André, according to L’Équipe.
SRFC’s asking price is expected to be around €10m and the player had held a gentleman’s agreement with President Olivier Létang to allow him to leave the club this summer.
However, Létang appears to have changed his mind. Having already lost Romain Danzé (retirement) and Hatem Ben Arfa (free), Létang fears that all the experience inside his existing squad is dissipating rapidly.
It looks like things could get ugly between André & Rennes, with Lille his priority destination.
Lille are expecting an offer to be made by Lyon for Thiago Mendes in the coming days, with their asking price standing at €25m.