Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.
M'Vila, 22, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham both said to be keen on his signature.
Should Rennes identify a replacement it has been suggested the club could let M'Vila leave the club for a fee in the region of £15 million.
Spurs, though, are out of the running for the France international's signature, after Villas-Boas outlined the club's intentions to sign a more forward-thinking midfielder.
He told L'Equipe: "He is an interesting player, but I don't think he will join Tottenham. He is a rather defensive player, but I don't think he will join Tottenham.
"We are looking for a more creative player. I won't lie. There was an interest from us in that player, but now we are looking at different options."