M’Vila still an Arsenal option
The France international has been linked with a number of clubs
over the summer including Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham
and Zenit St Petersburg.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted recently the club had been
tracking the player but had cooled their interest after failing to
agree a price.
Rennes are also said to be unhappy with the size of the other
offers that have been tabled so far and would rather hang on to the
defensive midfielder until their evaluation of ?15million is met,
with Arsenal reportedly leading the race after selling Song to
Barcelona for a similar amount.
The arrival of Jean Makoun on loan from Aston Villa could open
the door for M’Vila to leave but Rennes general manager Pierre
Dreossi is adamant he will not let the 22-year-old go on the
“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.”
Despite the transfer talk, M’Vila admits he would be happy to
remain at Rennes if the club
“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