Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila is one of the most sought after players this summer with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all chasing the young Frenchman.
Despite all this interest, he has decided to sign a contract extension that runs until 2015. Rennes have had an impressive season and will not want to lose their prize assets this summer, the contract extension on M’Vila will help them to price some clubs out of the market.
M’Vila originally had a deal at Rennes until 2014 but has decided to add another year to his contract in a move that has allowed the club to protect his market value for when they eventually cash in on him.
Exciting Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has been voted the French Player of the Year by his peers.
The 20-year-old Hazard, who has been the subject of much transfer speculation from Arsenal, Real Madrid and Spurs, was instrumental in Lille winning the double of the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France this season.
Hazard scored seven goals and created nine assists this season. He made his Lille debut as a 16-year-old and recently signed a new contract with the club until 2015.
Hazard had won the Young Player of the Year over the past two seasons. He won Sunday’s award ahead of teammate Moussa Sow – the league’s top scorer – Lorient forward Kevin Gameiro and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Nene.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to raid Lorient for a defender again this summer.
The Mirror believes Arsenal have scouted Lorient defender Bruno Ecuele Manga, 22.
Manga replaced Laurent Koscielny in the Lorient line-up when he signed for Arsenal last summer.
Wenger is eager to add a new centre-half to his squad this summer after a string of dissappoint defensive displays this season.