Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti has conceded that highly-rated midfielder Yann M'Vila is likely to move on next summer.
The France international was the subject of intense speculation during the recent transfer window, with a number of clubs reported to be chasing his signature.
Arsenal are believed to be among those to have expressed an interest, with Arsene Wenger keen to add bite to his midfield.
The rumours came to nothing, though, as M'Vila saw out the window as a Rennes player.
Antonetti is delighted to still have the 21-year-old at his disposal, but admits there is little chance of the player seeing out a contract that is set to run until 2015.
He told L'Equipe: "With us he will be able to keep fresh and will be well prepared for Euro 2012 as well.
"Then he will take flight and will go very high in the game because there are very few players like him.
"If he continues the way he is going, he could end up playing in front of the Barca defence."