Unless the situation turns around, M'Baye Niang (26) is heading towards the Girondins de Bordeaux.
An agreement in principle was reached this Thursday morning between all the parties for the operation to be finalized for a two-year contract, with an optional third year.
The Senegalese striker should therefore engage with the club in the scapular as a joker.
In this case, Rennes and Bordeaux have found common ground for a few days already.
In recent hours, negotiations have focused on the salary of the former Milanese who would have made great efforts to reach Bordeaux.
There is only a small detail left for the operation to be finalized.
Once the contracts have been sent, Niang will go there to have his medical examination and sign his lease in Gironde.
It could happen this weekend.
With Rennes, M'Baye Niang has scored 30 goals in 92 games since his arrival from Torino in the summer of 2018. He notably won the first French Cup in the history of the Breton club two years ago, in achieving a high-level final against PSG, but the adventure was complicated for him in Rennes last year, before he left on loan to Al-Ahli last winter.
The deal includes a high percentage of resale for Stade Rennais as well as high bonuses, L'Équipe said on its Internet this Thursday morning.