PARIS (Reuters) -- Paris St Germain's French-Turkish forward Mevlut Erding joined fellow Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes on Wednesday in a search of first-team football.

The announcement was made on the Stade Rennes website (www.staderennais.com).

Erding has been squeezed out at the Parc des Princes this season after the ambitious Qatari-backed side, who lead the Ligue 1 standings, brought in the likes of Javier Pastore and Kevin Gameiro.

The Ligue 1 January transfer window has been relatively quiet but is beginning to kick into action with club sources saying champions Lille are close to signing Palermo's Argentine defender Mauro Cetto.

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