Aston Villa have confirmed they are in "advanced talks" with Rennes about midfielder Jean Makoun joining the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.
The Cameroon international joined Villa from Lyon during the January 2011 transfer window in a £6million deal.
However, the 29-year-old struggled to make an impact in the Premier League under then Villa manager Gerard Houllier.
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