The reliable Benjamin Quarez reported on Saturday that Rennes have had an initial bid for 27-year-old Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy rejected by their fellow Ligue 1 side, with SDR holding out for at least €8m in order to sell.
Norwich City, Aston Villa, Montpellier & SRFC have all registered an interest in the shot-stopper in recent weeks, but it is the latter side who have made concrete steps to sign Mendy.
Rennes have accelerated talks for Edouard Mendy after striking a provisional agreement to sell current #1 Tomáš Koubek to FC Porto. They are however delaying that deal until they find an adequate replacement for the Czech international, who Rennes President Létang personally wants to see the back of.
Reims goalkeeper Mendy has in fact already spoken with Létang about a possible move to the Brittany side. The journalist in question reports that a constructive conversation was had between the two men, even if it was quite brief.
One to watch in the coming days.