Steven Nzonzi is currently on loan at Rennes from AS Roma and his temporary deal with the French club will expire at the end of this season.
On January 12th, we covered claims made by Foot Mercato that explained the 32-year-old’s profile is appreciated by Arsenal and Everton.
It was also stated the midfielder will begin talks with the Serie A side to terminate his contract, which currently runs down in 2022.
Foot Mercato added Rennes are keen on retaining the France international beyond this season and verbally offered him a two-year contract.
Ouest-France bring two updates on the former Stoke City man’s future and they have also managed to gather comments from his entourage.
The World Cup winner will not be leaving Rennes in the ongoing window and this is a ‘certainty confirmed by his entourage’, claims the newspaper.
The report also looks at the claims of the player’s profile being appreciated by the Gunners and the Toffees. It’s been confirmed both Arsenal and Everton have been following Nzonzi, but there’s no clarity if either of the clubs will make an approach for him.
“Arsenal have followed him for many years, even since the Arsene Wenger era, just like Everton, but it never happened,” a member of Nzonzi’s entourage said.
Ouest-France further adds Nzonzi is ‘currently indisputable’ under Julien Stephan and it would be a ‘blow’ for Rennes if he decides to leave the Ligue 1 side in the winter market.