Bordeaux reach agreement to sign M’Baye Niang from Rennes

Foot Mercato report this afternoon that Bordeaux have reached an agreement with Rennes to sign Senegal international striker M’Baye Niang, but are yet to agree terms with the player himself.

Nevertheless, the 26-year-old is interested in joining the club, and discussions are underway to outline the former Milan forward’s contract with Les Girondins. After a three-week long transfer saga – following Bordeaux’s failure to to sign Zamalek’s Mostafa Mohamed on deadline day – Niang finally appears to be moving south.

Nevertheless, Foot Mercato add that Saint-Étienne are also interested in signing the forward, with the takeover candidates interested in signing a “joker” – the term used to describe the one transfer within France that Ligue 1 clubs are allowed outside of the summer and winter windows.