Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has ruled out signing Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.
M'Vila, 22, had been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham both keen on signing him.
Villas-Boas outlined Spurs' intention to sign a more forward-thinking midfielder.
"He is an interesting player, but I don't think he will join Tottenham," Villas-Boas told French newspaper L'Equipe. "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."