There are reports that the 22-year old French international Yann M’Vila may finally be making the move to the Premier league that has long been expected. The defensive midfielder was thought to be on his way to the Emirates last summer, but stories about his discipline problems off the field, compounded by his falling out with the France manager Laurent Blanc at Euro 2012 caused Arsene Wenger to have second thoughts.
Reports are now suggesting that Arsenal are trying to broker a loan deal for Chelsea’s 29-year old midfielder Michael Essien, while Rennes now expect Yann M’Vila to still be at the club for the foreseeable future.
The France and Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila has been variously linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham ever since the transfer window opened, and it was thought that Spurs had jumped in after finally completing the sale of Luka Modric to Real Madrid, but according to the Rennes manager Frederic Antonetti there is still no concrete bids on the table.
Why Arsenal Do Not Need Yann M’Vila by Adnan
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are still “in the market” to try and add “quality players” to the squad, but he made it quite clear (unless he was being economical with the truth) that he is NOT looking for any defensive midfielders, which would seem to rule out any bid for Yann M’Vila.