Stoke’s Imbula set for Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano are poised to sign Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula on a season-long loan deal, according to a report in Cadena Ser.

RMC Sport previously reported Levante as favourites as they saw the holding midfielder as the ideal replacement for Jefferson Lerma, who will join Bournemouth in a €30m deal.

Imbula played 34 times for Toulouse last season on a season-long loan deal but no Ligue 1 club has come in for a permanent deal for the former France Under-21 international.

The 25-year-old joined the Potters, who are now in the English Championship, in a then club record €24m deal in February 2016.

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