RMC and L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side Rennes have made a €17m bid to Lyon to sign 22-year-old Ivorian winger Maxwel Cornet.
OL have told their counterparts that they view the player as not for sale, but negotiations have not ceased definitively, with Rennes expected to make an improved proposal.
Why is there still optimism on the Rennes side? Lyon are conscious that extension talks with the player, who has another two years on his current deal and which began 8 months ago, are basically at the point of no return.
In Brittany, Cornet would become the leader of Rennes’ attack, so the club’s representatives have put across to the player.