Arsenal’s manager might be close to bringing in Rennes’ midfielder Yann M’Vila, as French club Rennes’ general manager Pierre Dreossi has admitted that the two clubs are still in negotiations over the French international’s signature.
Believed to be over, the deal might still go through, and it seems that Arsene Wenger was once again a master of dissimulation, as he managed to bring M’Vila’s fee down by declaring a month back that Arsenal’s interest in the defensive midfielder has ended. His statement also drove speculation linking Chelsea and Barcelona with M’Vila away, and now Wenger might snatch him at a cut price.
“For the moment, there are three offers”, Dreossi told French radio station RMC. “There is no agreement. We enter negotiations this week and hope to find a solution.
“Arsenal? Maybe, you’ll have to call Arsene Wenger. I think Arsenal will look for a player in this position. He could go there or to a club which sells Arsenal a player.”
M’Vila wouldn’t shy away from a transfer, and has declared:
“In France we have until September 4th [when the transfer window closes]”, M’Vila told Sport 24.
“If I have to stay with Rennes for another year, I’ll stay – if I go, that is life – but whilst I am here, I am 100 per cent focused.”
M’Vila’s arrival at Arsenal would surely make Song’s departure easier to understand, and Arsene Wenger would once again be able to have a wide range of choices in midfield, with Coquelin, Arteta, Diaby and Wilshere all raring to go.