Stephane M’Bia has revealed that he has his heart set on a move to Everton.
The Cameroon international, currently on Olympic duty in Beijing, is desperate to move to England.
But the 22-year-old does not want to upset Rennes – the club he has spent his whole career with.
“The offer from Everton is too good to refuse,” he told skysports.com.
“But I cannot leave on bad terms, despite the lure of the Premier League – I am caught in the middle.”
Asked why he has not handed in a transfer request, he added: “It is not easy when everyone has been so kind to you.”