Redknapp makes flying Rennes visit to scout Fulham target

Is Yann M'Vila on his way to the Premier League? Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Is Yann M'Vila on his way to the Premier League? Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport - Credit: EMPICS Sport

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp flew to Rennes last night to watch midfielder Yann M’Vila and try to pip Fulham and a host of other clubs to his signature.

The French Ligue 1 outfit lost 2-0 to Bordeaux but before he boarded a plane the manager saw his QPR draw 0-0 with Tottenham at Loftus Road in yesterday’s lunchtime Premier League kick-off.

He admitted afterwards he needs to strengthen his squad despite taking four points from their last two home games.

Redknapp has kept M’Vila on his radar since he was manager of Spurs but he was coy about the nature of his trip across the Channel.

“I’m going to watch a game in Rennes, there will be a lot of good players on show,” he said.

“I’m going to watch a game, just looking at players really to see if there is anything out there to improve us and strengthen the squad.”

Rangers’ west London rivals Fulham are thought to be keen on the French bad boy, who has been banned from playing for the national side until 2014 after an unauthorised night out while on international duty.

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One sticking point for Redknapp could be QPR’s lowly position at the foot of the English top flight.

“He [M’Vila] is an interesting player, I tried to sign him when I was at Tottenham and is someone I have watched five or six times in the last year,” said Redknapp.

“It is difficult because when you’re at the bottom it is harder to attract people to the club.”