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Camavinga to spark transfer scramble after rejecting Rennes contract extension — reports

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Man in demand

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Chelsea have been named as one of the many clubs interested in signing Eduardo Camavinga, with the 18-year-old budding midfield superstar looking to leave Rennes in the summer. Camavinga has reportedly refused to sign a contract extension with the Ligue 1 side, and with his current deal up in 2022, Rennes will look to sell him in the upcoming transfer window rather than lose him for free a year later.

The Athletic have recently reiterated that story, while Marca cite Rennes’ likely failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League — they’re currently in 7th position — as well as a change in representation for the teenager. Rennes apparently also wanted to set a high release clause in his new contract, but Camavinga did not agree with those terms.

Rennes had been hoping to hold on to him for a while longer, but that looks unlikely now. Alongside Chelsea, the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal are all said to be interested, so we have a tough battle on our hands should we make a serious pursuit for the prodigal midfielder.