Fanni to make Marseille switch

Marseille have reached a "tentative agreement" with Rennes for the transfer of defender Rod Fanni.

Fanni was set to undergo a medical this evening before signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Marseille. The 29-year-old joined Rennes from Nice in 2007 and has made more than 100 appearances for the club. Rennes are currently fourth in Ligue 1, one point and one place above Marseille.

"I come from this part of the country, Marseille represents a lot for me," said Fanni.

"As a kid I wore the Marseille jersey. I'm happy to be here," he said, before adding that the chance to play Champions League football had weighed heavily in his decision.