Ligue 1 sides chase Mandi

Rennes have moved ahead of Ligue 1 rivals Saint-Etienne in the race to sign Betis defender Aissa Mandi, according to reports.

Estadio Deportivo pick up on reports in L’Equipe that there is strong interest in France for the 25-year-old defender, who made 25 La Liga starts last season.

Betis only signed the central defender last summer from Reims in a deal worth just under €3m and all reports indicate they would not be willing to sell for anything less than €6m.

Los Verdiblancos are said to have no intentions of the Algerian international and any deal is still some way off.

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