Rennes eyeing keepers

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Rennes are reportedly planning for life without Peter Cech, as the club are being linked with a whole host of keepers.

The French outfit have insisted they want to hold onto the talented keeper, with general manager Pierre Dreossi insisting Chelsea will have to up the ante if they want to capture the Czech Republic star.

Parma's Sebastien Frey has now emerged as a possible alternative for Chelsea, which could scupper Cech's dreams of a move to Stamford Bridge, but Rennes are still said to be eyeing alternatives.

Vedran Runje's name has been thrown into the ring, following the arrival of Fabien Barthez at Marseille, as has Monaco's Tony Sylva.

Nicolas Penneteau of Bastia and Remi Vercoutre of Lyon have also reportedly come under the microscope, but the club's scouting network has cast its net out of France as Djurgardens' Andrei Isaksson has caught the eye.

Rennes, meanwhile, have been dealt a blow with the news that full back Francois Grenet has suffered a knee injury which is expected to sideline him for the next two months.

The 28-year-old has been informed he will need surgery to rectify the complaint, with a two-month recovery period having been forecasted.