Southampton have been keen on signing Real Valladolid’s Mohammed Salisu for some months.
On July 1st, L’Equipe reported the Saints have made a bid, but it ‘doesn’t suit’ the La Liga side as the offer is lower than the defender’s €12m buyout clause.
Rennes are also interested in taking the Ghana international this summer.
Friday’s edition of AS has a short report on the centre-back, with a title that reads, ‘Salisu’s future, between Southampton and Rennes’.
The Ligue 1 club and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side are ‘willing to pay’ the defender’s €12m release clause, and it’s now down to the player to decide his next destination.
It’s claimed Southampton, who are ‘interested’ in Salsiu, need to receive ‘special permission’ for him to play in England, which will relate to a work permit.
AS’ report has also been backed up by France Football, who state the player’s future is between the Premier League side and Rennes.
They also suggest the 21-year-old has not yet made a decision on where he wants to play next season.
According to France Football, Salisu’s preference is to move to St Mary’s, even though he doesn’t have a work permit to play for Southampton.
As per the report, more developments are expected after the 2019/20 La Liga season is concluded on July 19th.