Rennes have rejected bids from PSV Eindhoven and Southampton for striker Kamaldeen Sulemana, according to L’Equipe.
The Ghanaian international has been subject of a potential transfer from the Ligue 1 club with both Premier League and Eredivisie outfits looking to bolster their respective squad.
Head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy is keen to bolster his squad and add to the loan signing of Fabio Silva having seen both Noni Madueke and Cody Gakpo leave the Philips Stadion.
The bidding for Sulemana, 20, is thought to have started from PSV who opened the bidding at €15m along with €2m in additional bonuses, then Premier League’s Southampton made a similar offer – both were rejected by Rennes.
The Ligue 1 side have issues of their own with injuries to Martin Terrier and Arnaud Kalimuendo meaning their attacking options are seriously limited and will be further depleted if Sulemana left this month but Lyon’s Karl Toko-Ekambi is thought to be on the Breton club’s radar.
The potential transfer merry-go-round is far from ideal for PSV as they look to find a suitable alternative after missing out on former Villarreal player Arnaut Danjuma who completed his transfer Tottenham Hotspur despite being close to signing for Everton.