Rennes ‘intensify’ Mandi pursuit

Rennes are closing in on a deal for Real Betis central defender Aissa Mandi with confirmation expected within the next few days, say reports.

L’Equipe have picked up on reports in Diario AS and Estadio Deportivo of the Ligue 1 side’s ‘advanced negotiations’ for the 25-year-old, who is valued at around €6m.

Betis signed the Algerian international last summer from Reims in a deal worth just under €3m and he made 25 starts in his debut season in Seville.

Mandi is highly-regarded at Los Verdiblancos but they do not view him as indispensable and believe doubling his transfer value within the space of a year would represent good business. 

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