Stoke City have offered a staggering £10 million for Rennes midfielder Stephane M'Bia.

The Mirror says Stoke City are rushing to push through a record £10million bid for Rennes midfield powerhouse M'Bia - and hope to beat Everton and Marseille in the race to sign him today.

M'Bia is set to fly in for a medical with the Potteries club this morning after Tony Pulis's negotiators moved ahead in the chase, but the player's four-year contract has yet to be agreed.

It will be a stunning piece of transfer business if Stoke pull it off as volatile Cameroon international M'Bia is rated one of the best midfielders in France.