Eduardo Camavinga’s future at Rennes hangs in the balance as the French club’s president suggested the midfielder may be sold if a new deal cannot be agreed.
The 18-year-old made his debut for boyhood club Rennes in April 2019 and has emerged as one of football’s most sought-after talents.
Camavinga, who has less than 12 months to run on his contract at Roazhon Park, is a rumoured target for the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal.
With a number of high-profile suitors monitoring the youngster, Rennes chief Nicolas Holveck is not ruling out a transfer during the current window.
“One of our priorities is to reduce the workforce. We have eight or nine players to leave,” Holveck told RMC Sport.
“As for Eduardo, everything is still open, either for a possible departure or to prolong his stay. This is the big topic.
“He will not leave for nothing. We’ve had a lot of exchanges but nothing is done in one direction or the other.”
Camavinga has appeared 82 times for Rennes in all competitions, with 67 of those appearances coming in Ligue 1.
He leads the way in the French top flight for tackles attempted (226) and tackles won (138) since his debut, followed by Marseille’s Valentin Rongier in both categories (194 and 125 respectively).
At international level, the teenage midfielder became the youngest player to be capped by France in 106 years when he made his senior international debut in September 2020.
The following month he became the second youngest goalscorer for Les Bleus when he found the net against Ukraine aged 17 years and 11 months.
Asked what type of fee Rennes are seeking for Camavinga, Holveck replied: “Setting a price limit during this atypical market would be presumptuous.”