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Arsenal transfer update: Sahin and M’Vila still in transit……

Wenger is still after M’Vila and Sahin is not here yet! by KJ

The news last night was that three clubs were interested in Yann M’Vila. Those 3 clubs are Tottenham, Arsenal and Spartak Moscow. This came directly from the Rennes Chairman’s mouth on RMC Sport in France. He confirmed last weekend that M’Vila had played his last game for Rennes so he must be pushing for a move. In his interview, he essentially said that Wenger was in the driving seat for this transfer and acknowledged that Wenger would be after Rennes star man by hinting at the Song transfer saga.

Arsenal are close to £15.7m M’Vila transfer

Arsene Wenger might be able to announce two new Arsenal players this week. The general manager of Yann M’Vila’s current club Rennes, Pierre Dreossi, has dropped a massive hint that he expects M’Vila to become a Gunner by the end of the week.

“Arsenal? Maybe, you’ll have to call Arsene. But when Song leaves, we must say that Arsenal will reinforce that post.”

In his interview with French radio station RMC, Dreossi claimed that three clubs were vying for the services of the French international. Arsenal, Tottenham and Zenit St. Petersburg are the clubs, according to Goal,com. There have been reports that M’Vila does not want to go to a club who are not in the Champion’s league and he has already stated his desire to play in the Premier league.

M’Vila MUST be coming to Arsenal now

With the news that Alex Song is off to Barcelona for a medical tomorrow, then surely this means that the long awaited arrival of Yann M’Vila must now be announced official.

At the beginning of the transfer window it was an open secret that the deal was certain to happen, but suddenly the rumour-mill went dead and we haven’t heard anything until this last week, when the Rennes chairman Frederic de Saint-Serni, said: ‘He has a concrete offer from England.”

Are Tottenham set to hijack Arsenal’s move for M’Vila?

Are Tottenham in for M’Vila and, if so, how do we feel about that? by SV

There are still many commentators on Twitter that think that Yann M’Vila is absolutely certain to be an Arsenal player next season, but today, there are rumours circulating that Tottenham have launched their own bid to take French midfielder Yann M’Vila to Sh*te Hart Lane. And by the way, I use the term ‘rumour’ very loosely, because as I write this, these are nothing but vague statements from Twitter users (albeit fairly reliable ones. I have heard rumblings of the news in the past, with the Mail and Metro both reporting it. The Metro said the following about a possible move:

“Yann M’Vila has emerged as a transfer target for Spurs, after Arsenal ended their interest in the Rennes midfielder.

Now is the time for Arsenal to get M’Vila

M’Vila update by AH

According to FranceFootball, French club Stade Rennes have lowered their asking price for Yann M’Vila, due to the lack of interest in the player from other clubs.

Earlier in the window, Rennes were holding out for £25 million, however there was no interest in the player so it was lowered to £20 million, which sparked interest from many clubs across Europe, including Premier League teams Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal, Italian team Inter Milan, German club Bayern Munich and Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. However since then most of the clubs have cooled their interest in the player and some teams have secured other targets and now only Barcelona and Arsenal remain in the hunt for the defensive midfielder.

Arsenal may still move for M’Vila

Arséne playing mind games by AH

Yesterday Arséne Wenger came out and spoke about the possible transfer of Rennes’ midfielder Yann M’Vila to Arsenal.
The French defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to The Emirates all summer, but recent reports suggested Arsenal had pulled out, however like I said in yesterday’s Yann M’Vila post, these reports came because Arsenal were not happy with the way Rennes tried to create a bidding war with their comments.

The Rennes president said, “We have not received any concrete offers for Yann M’Vila yet”

The bidding for M’Vila is yet to start

All the hype last month was that “Yann M’Vila” is already an Arsenal player, but according to the Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi, the French club have even received their first offer yet!

He rightly states that the transfer window has only just opened, and it would seem that he was hoping for a good showing from M’Vila at the Euros to bump his price up (but that never happened of course!), although he is still expecting a good fee for the midfielder.

“He is ready to leave,” Dreossi said. “For now there have been a few signs of interest, but no concrete enough offers for M’Vila to leave.

Are Arsenal playing mind games over M’Vila?

Is Wenger playing mind games over M’Vila? by BA

Reports have been circulating that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has changed his mind about signing Yann M’Vila from Rennes, Supposedly he has been put off by the defensive midfielders attitude and disciplinary issues. I feel there may be an amount of bluffing on the side of Le Proffesseur.

Surely he was well aware about the off-field antics of M’Vila before this summer. The only new thing that has happened is a small spat between team mates and a semi-strop after being substituted. He actually played well during Euro 2012. He has featured strongly for France at all levels, and now appears to have cemented his place in the full national team.

Is M’Vila’s transfer to Arsenal really off? I’m not so sure…….

M’Vila might not come to Arsenal after all – Or will he? by KJ

So the big news today (well aside from the amazing signing of Olivier Giroud) is that Wenger has gone cold on M’Vila. This was reported by the ever reliable Matt Spiro and I’ll quote the tweet for anyone who doesn’t follow him or doesn’t use Twitter:

“Have heard from two separate, reliable sources that Wenger has ended interest in Yann M’Vila due to player’s behaviour in last few months”

Bayern Munich pull out of race for Yann M’Vila

Bayern Munich leave Arsenal clear route to M’Vila by BA

French club Rennes are pretty much resigned to losing their midfield star Yann M’Vila this summer. With three years left on his contract, and with Arsenal and Bayern Munich both keen, they were hoping to push up the price to nearly £20 million.

Arsene Wenger will be delighted to hear then, that Bayern Munich have told Rennes that they will not be pursuing the 21-year old France international. His agent has told the press that Bayern are looking for someone with “different abilities.” M’Vila is just the kind of player that Arsenal need, a tough tackling defensive midfielder with speed and power.

M’Vila finally admits Arsenal interest

The Rennes defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila has been the subject of many Arsenal rumours this summer, with many pundits certain that M’Vila will be Arsenal’s third signing of the transfer window after Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

But up until now the French international has refused to discuss the fact that he could be on his way to the Emirates, despite reports saying that the move is already done and dusted.

“I have heard Arsenal are interested in me. I like Arsenal and I like the Premier League.” M’Vila declared yesterday.

Arsenal-target M’Vila unlikely to recover to face England

The Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, who is rumoured to be on his way to Arsenal as soon as the Euro 2012 tournament is over, is taking longer than expected to recover from a sprain received after just four minutes of a warm-up game.

Arsenal fans were hoping to see him in action in the crucial Group match against England on Monday, but the French team doctor Fabrice Bryand thinks that M’Vila’s extended recovery time is needed to avoid a setback.

“His progress is good but we do not want to aggravate the injury,” Bryand told L’Equipe. “We are not optimistic for the 11th.