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Stade Rennais reject PSV and Southampton bids for Kamaldeen Sulemana

The injury-hit French side intend to keep the Black Stars forward.

PSV Eindhoven and Southampton have been knocked back in their attempt to sign Ghana international Kamaldeen Sulemana, L’Equipe has reported.

Both clubs are interested in buying out the 21-year-old from the last two and a half years of his contract with Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais.

Sulemana was first linked with the Premier League last week by the Daily Mail. The paper reported that Everton had asked about signing the youngster possibly on loan with a permanent option.

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Now a report by L’Equipe on Wednesday reveals the ex-FC Nordsjælland player has been the subject of two offers, from PSV Eindhoven and Southampton, both of which have been rejected.

Both clubs bid €17m although the Dutch side’s offer was structured as an initial €15m along with €2m in add-ons, whereas the Premier League side’s offer excluded any bonuses.

According to the report, the club’s sporting director Florian Maurice has informed representatives of Sulemana of his intent on keeping hold of the player, given their current injury crisis in the forward spots. But it is not certain that this desire is shared.

The 2022 Fifa World Cup campaigner with Ghana has one goal in 13 appearances (just two starts and 271 minutes of game time) this season after finding the net four times last term – a situation enough to push him to consider his future.

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