Transfer news

Marveaux ready for Reds switch

March 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Stade Rennes midfielder Sylvain Marveaux claims he is close to agreeing a move to Liverpool.

Sylvain Marveaux
GettyImagesSylvain Marveaux: Will leave Rennes in summer

Marveaux, 24, has been monitored by clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea, but is said to have attended Anfield as a guest during the 1-0 defeat to Wolves in December.

He is out of contract at the end of the season and looks set to make the switch to Liverpool on a free transfer.

"I am very close to reaching agreement with Liverpool about joining them next season," Marveaux said in The People.

Marveaux is a former France Under-21 international and can play as a left winger or in a more central attacking position. He is currently sidelined with a groin injury and, while it was thought he would not represent Rennes again, there now appears to be hope he could make an early return.

"He could return in May," Rennes boss Frederic Antonetti said. "It could be good for him to show what he can do and it could be good for us as well."