Bordeaux in advanced talks for Rennes striker M’Baye Niang

L’Équipe report tonight that Bordeaux are looking to sign Rennes forward M’Baye Niang, with negotiations currently at an advanced stage.

Les Girondins have been on the hunter for a striker in the last few weeks, with several potential arrivals collapsing before the end of this past summer window, including for Galatasaray’s Mostafa Mohamed.

Ligue 1 rules allow for clubs to make one additional transfer outside of the usual summer and winter windows, although the signing must be playing in France. The 26-year-old now appears to be close to making a move south, having been open to a transfer after spending last season on loan at Al-Ahli.