Nice and Rennes Amine Gouiri and Gaëtan Laborde deal close with Marseille also keen

As reported by Foot Mercato, Amine Gouiri is on the verge of joining Rennes and is expected to complete his move to the Breton side imminently. 

With an agreement almost complete, Gouiri was convinced to join SRFC after speaking with coach Bruno Genesio, the two men having overlapped at Lyon when Gouiri graduated from the youth system at OL, and he has told his teammates he will be leaving the club before being left out of the squad for tonight’s game with Lille. Juventus have also shown interest in Gouiri of late.

The outlet also report that Rennes striker Gaëtan Laborde is close to agreeing personal terms with Nice after a €20m fee deal was reached for the player to move in the opposite direction between the clubs, although the two deals will be officially separate rather than a straight trade as was initially discussed.

Marseille, however, are tracking Laborde too and could yet try and gazump Nice before the end of the window but they would struggle to match Nice’s fee offer.


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