Stade Rennais will have to rebuild a central hinge after the departure of Nayef Aguerd, sold to West Ham for 40 M€. According to our information from Germany, the Breton club have caused negotiations with Sassuolo for Turkish defender Kaan Ayhan. Aged 27, he has been playing in Serie A for 2 seasons after having spent most of his career in the Bundesliga (Schalke, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf).
A Turkish international (49 caps), Ayhan has a solid reputation in Germany, where he is considered a defender who is smarter than rough. Rennes must agree with Sassuolo on the price, which could be around €5m.