Thursday, 16th August, 2012
English Premier League outfit Aston Villa have confirmed earlier news that Rennes are close to snapping up midfielder Jean Makoun.
The Ligue 1 club want to take the Cameroon enforcer back to France in a further sign that Yann M’Vila is almost certainly heading for the exit door.
Rennes are negotiating with Aston Villa to take the 29-year-old on a season-long loan and it is not thought there are likely to be any obstacles preventing the deal from going through.
"Talks are at an advanced stage between Villa and French Ligue 1 side Rennes with a view to Jean II Makoun returning to France on a season-long loan", the English club announced on their official website.
Makoun joined Aston Villa in January 2011, but struggled to establish himself at Villa Park.
He spent last season on loan with Greek giants Olympiacos.
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