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£15m Liverpool and United target cool on EPL move as speculation intensifies

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Highly rated Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila has played down speculation linking him with a summer move to England amidst reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Sport.co.uk reports how the 20-year-old French international is happy playing in Ligue 1 and is willing to see out the remainder of his contract with his current club.

M'Vila, who is valued at £15million, has previously spoken of his admiration for potential suitors Manchester United, which only added to rumours that he would move to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens in June.

Sir Alex Ferguson is in the market for a defensive midfielder addition, but as yet there has been no comment from the Red Devils boss on who his preferred choice would be to fill the boots of the soon to be retiring Paul Scholes in the Manchester United midfield.

Despite M'Vila's glowing tribute to Manchester United, it is Liverpool who have shown the firmest interest in securing the player's services, having watched him on at least three separate occasions this season.


 

The Reds director of football Damien Comolli, who still has a number of ties within French football, has run the rule over the prospective Anfield target with a view to Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish making an approach in the summer.

As Fenway Sports Group look set to continue spending in a bid to improve the playing squad at Anfield, M'Vila's price tag is unlikely to deter Liverpool's owners, who splashed nearly £60million in the January transfer window.

The Rennes star would not commit to any particular outcome surrounding his future and remained open to suggestions he would see out his contract with the French outfit.

"I'm in no rush, I'm only concentrating on my football. My agents are already talking with the president and I am calm," he told French newspaper L'Equipe.

"I like to live the present and at the moment, the only certainty is that I have a contract signed here until 2014."

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