Much-wanted Frenchman linked with White Hart Lane move.
Tottenham have joined the ever-growing race to sign French midfielder Yann M’Vila from Rennes after losing Brazilian Sandro for the remainder of the season.
Sandro will not play again this campaign after undergoing knee ligament surgery and Tottenham had planned to bring in Lewis Holtby, who they will sign in the summer on a free transfer from Schalke, early for a fee of £1.2million.
They have been unsuccessful in that quest to bring forward Holtby’s transfer and, according to the Daily Mail, have now turned their attentions to signing £8million man M’Vila, who is attracting interest from a growing list of clubs across Europe.
The 22-year-old French international midfielder, who has been capped 22 times by his country, was understood to be close to agreeing a £7million deal switch to Queens Park Rangers, only for Russian clubs Rubin Kazin and Zenit St Petersburg to complicate things when entering the race along with Fulham, who have since cooled their interest because of the asking price.
Everton are also interested in securing a loan deal for M’Vila, who was once a target for Arsenal, until the end of the season before turning the move into a permanent deal in the summer worth a total of £8.2million.