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France exit on cards for Sarr

15th March 2019, 14:05 by Nick Harris

Rennes manager Julien Stephan looks set to lose Ismaila Sarr after the club opened talks with Arsenal about a transfer.

Goal France claim the two clubs held preliminary talks over the speedy Senegal winger after the first leg of their Europa League tie at Roazhon Park.

The Gunners scouted the 21-year-old at last summer's World Cup and he has been monitored during the current campaign, when his form has been inconsistent.

He was identified as a potential signing by former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and it seems the Gunners remain interested despite the departure of the German.

But Sarr, who turned the tide of the first leg Rennes' way when he was brought down by Sokratis Papastathopoulos to earn the defender his second yellow card, did not show up in the return leg at the Emirates Stadium.

The winger looked nervous and a little clumsy when he did get the ball on a night where hardly anyone in the visiting side matched the standards they had set in Brittany, with Arsenal winning 3-0 on the night to advance to the quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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