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Tottenham are considering a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila after learning that Brazilian enforcer Sandro will not play again this season, fanatix has learnt.
M’Vila is currently considering a £70,000 per week offer from Premier League basement club QPR but it is understood that the Frenchman favours a move to White Hart Lane.
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Spurs were interested in M’Vila over the summer but could not agree a fee with Rennes. The Ligue 1 outfit have significantly lowered their asking-price however, and it is believed that QPR have agreed a fee of just £8m for the powerful player.
Tottenham head-coach Andre Villas-Boas was dealt a massive blow on Wednesday after Sandro was ruled out for the remainder of the season following knee surgery.
The 22-year-old, who has started every one of Spurs’ 22 league games thus far, fell awkwardly in Spurs’ 0-0 draw at QPR on Saturday.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to land Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila but 65-year-old could well be scuppered by his former club Spurs.
Ironically, Redknapp was interested in the young Frenchman while he was still in charge at White Hart Lane and it seems that the hierarchy in North London have not forgotten about the powerful midfielder.
With Scott Parker fit and Sandro firing, Spurs seemed happy to let the M’Vila move to West London without a fight but the injury to the Brazilian has forced Spurs’ hand.
Sandro has been a key player for Andre Villas-Boas this term, starting every league game for the Portuguese and the former Internacional man is among the most prolific tacklers and intercepters in the entire Premier League.
M’Vila has endured a miserable six months at Rennes, losing his club in the club’s first team before being handed a 20 month international ban by the FFF, after breaking curfew whilst on under-21 duty.
Surely the 22-year-old will be keen on a change of scene and it is not hard to see why he favours a move to third-placed Tottenham over last-placed QPR. Harry could set to be bitten by the hand that used to feed him.