Rennes' Pierre Dreossi confirms interest in Park Chu-Young & Hamburg's Jonathan Pitroipa

The club's general director has stated an interest in the South Korean striker and Pitroipa, and confirmed several stars will stay at Rennes
Rennes' general director Pierre Dreossi has confirmed the club are interested in striker Park Chu-Young and Hamburg winger Jonathan Pitroipa.

The club, who finished sixth in Ligue 1 last season, have lost three players already this summer with Nicolas Douchez joining Paris Saint-Germain, Sylvain Marveaux leaving for Newcastle United while veteran playmaker Jerome Leroy is also due to depart on the Bosman ruling.

Dreossi has stated that he will focus on bringing in new names, with Park Chu-Young and Pitroipa both being linked with the side, but insisted that he will not break the bank when it comes to offering salaries.

"Park is of interest. Concerning wages, this is a problem at Stade Rennais because we want to stay balanced. There are many clubs in big trouble now," Dreossi told RMC Sport.

"He's [Pitroipa] a player on our list. But for now, our focus is to find a player who can play up front. We only really have Victor Montano. But yes, he is a player of interest."

Dreossi was also keen to state that the club will be looking to hold onto their star players, with Yann M'Vila and Kader Mangane both attracting interest from abroad.

"We will improve our team and keep our best players. Yann M'Vila and Kader Mangane will stay at Rennes. We are looking to strengthen in numbers, around four or five players. We are not forced to sell," he added.

Park Chu-Young is a player in demand with reports stating that the South Korean has received offers from PSG, Lille and Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Tottenham and Bolton, after leaving Monaco.

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