Sunday, 8th July, 2012
Barcelona could move for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila after Seydou Keita left the club, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
Keita has brought a four-year stint at the Camp Nou to an end, with the likelihood being that the 32-year-old will continue his career in China.
Now Blaugrana coach Tito Vilanova is in the market for another midfielder and the club have never lost sight of talented French schemer M’Vila.
The 22-year-old will leave Rennes this summer for pastures new, but it is not yet clear where he will end up.
M’Vila has been persistently linked with Arsenal and Inter, while Real Madrid are also known to be firm fans of the tough-tackling enforcer.
However, M’Vila’s conduct at Euro 2012, where he did not shake then-coach Laurent Blanc’s hand, an action which caused the Rennes man to face disciplinary action, has caused some clubs to think twice before bidding for the player.
Barcelona would similarly need to be convinced of M’Vila’s character before taking him to the Camp Nou.
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