The winger could be on the move ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and has attracted interest from Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton. 


Bouanga, who scored ten goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances for Saint-Etienne this season, is also on the shopping list of Spanish side Real Betis.



Rennes though are hoping to keep the 25-year-old in France and the club’s new sporting director Florian Maurice has confirmed their interest.


Asked about the winger at a press conference, Maurice replied: “Denis Bouanga is one of the players identified in specific positions.”



Rennes finished a lofty third in Ligue 1 this season and a move to the club would hand Bouanga an opportunity to play in the Champions League.


Bouanga is not expected to be a cheap option for Rennes though, with Saint-Etienne having already indicated they are looking for €15m to let him leave.



Les Verts splashed out €4.5m to sign Bouanga from Nimes just last summer.