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Arsenal Fc Renew Interest In Yann Mvila

Arsenal FC back in for Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila – report



Yann M’Vila (C) (credit: FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Arsenal have reportedly renewed their interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the weekend confirmed he will look to replace Alex Song, who is set to seal a £15million move to Barcelona this week.

Wenger is expected to complete the signing of Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal in the next 48 hours, but has been linked with M’Vila for some time.

According to Canal+, Rennes sporting director Pierre Dreossi has indicated that M’Vila played his last game for the club in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Bordeaux, and Arsenal are said to again be showing interest in the France international as the Ligue 1 club look to replace him with Jean Makoun from Aston Villa.

Rennes chairman Frederic de Saint-Sernin revealed last week that he was considering a “concrete” bid from an unnamed Premier League club.

Manchester United and Tottenham have also been linked with the 22-year-old, but Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has in recent days confirmed he has cooled his interest in the tough-tackler.

“I do not think he will join the club,” AVB told Eurosport when asked about his interest M’Vila.

“He is a defensive player and to compensate for the departure of Luka [Modric], we are looking for someone more creative.

“We had an interest in him, but we have changed our mind.”

Speaking after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland in the Premier League, Arsenal boss Wenger insisted he was happy with the midfield options available to him, but hinted that he might look to add to his ranks before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

“We have [Jack] Wilshere coming back now,” the Frenchman said.

“We have [Abou] Diaby back, we have [Tomas] Rosicky not far away and we might bring someone in.”

Rennes value M’Vila at around £17m. He has also been linked with Liverpool in recent months, along with Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid.

Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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