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Rennes bid €10m for Genk & Colombia defender Jhon Lucumi

Rennes have made a €10m-plus bid for Colombia defender Jhon Lucumi of GenkHet Nieuwsblad reports.

The Ligue 1 side are already very active in the transfer market under new sporting director Florian Maurice.

Having qualified for the preliminary rounds of next season’s Champions League, the Brittany club know they must strengthen.

And after being rejected by Tanguy Kouassi (who is joining Bayern Munich) and Mohammed Salisu (who prefers the Premier League), they are working on other defensive options.

Rennes have made offers for Benoit Badiashile of Monaco and Axel Disasi, the highly-rated Reims defender.

Rennes face stiff competition for both, so are also looking to Belgium and 21-year-old Jhon Lucumi.

A left-footed central defender, Lucumi has won three caps for Colombia and is very highly-rated.

He featured against the likes of Liverpool, Napoli and RB Salzburg in this year’s Champions League, scoring against the Austrians.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, Rennes have made an offer of more than €10m for Lucumi.

However, they will have to try again with Genk rejecting their opening bid.

The Belgian club are ambitious and want to keep their top players, so will only accept irresistible offers.

Sevilla sporting director Monchi also has his eyes on Lucumi, who joined Genk from Deportivo Cali in 2018.

Rennes must now decide whether to submit a second offer for Lucumi, who is under contract with Genk until 2022.

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