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Mystery English Club Make Late Offer For M’Vila – Arsenal? Tottenham?

By on January 23, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, an English club has made a late move for Yann M’Vila.

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Rennes have confirmed a mystery English club have made a late bid to try and hijack Rubin Kazan’s move to sign midfielder Yann M’Vila, according to Sky Sports News.

The report claims Queens Park Rangers have been in talks to try and sign the talented 22-year-old but have so far been unable to agree a deal. According to Sky Sports, M’Vila looked set for a move to Rubin Kazan and while Rennes feel a move to Russia is still likely, they confirmed an unnamed English club have made a late move to try and lure the France international to the Premier League.

Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi revealed that the deal with Kazan is being held up over payment complications and claims an ‘interesting’ offer from England has come in.

“It is complicated, but we are still in negotiations,”

“It is not agreed yet, there are delays in payment, everything. I hope we will find a solution.

“Also a new offer came in from England and that could be interesting but Rubin Kazan is the priority, and we are negotiating.

“I expect the player to tell me he has reached an agreement with the club so we can finish the negotiations.” Dreossi is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

M’Vila has been long-touted for a move to the Premier League with Sky Sports suggesting the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham have also shown an interest in the powerful midfielder. But Dreossi refused to reveal the name of the mystery bidder, only confirming it’s not Newcastle and ruling QPR out of the running, but claims he wants the situation resolved by the weekend.

“QPR? I met with them for a long time [on Monday] but I think they will withdraw and I have not heard from them since.

“The new English club? This is not Newcastle – but no matter, M’Vila will leave and it will be finished before Saturday’s game.”

So who could the bid have come from? Arsenal are looking short in the defensive midfield area this season. Arsene Wenger didn’t replace Alex Song after selling him to Barcelona in the summer and Abou Diaby has continued to struggle with injury this season, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Gunners were the ones who’ve made a late move for M’Vila.

North London rivals Tottenham could also be in the market for defensive midfield reinforcements after Sandro was ruled out for the season with a knee injury, so again it would be no surprise if Andre Villas-Boas has decided to follow up his reported interest in the Rennes man.

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Whoever it is, it seems the situation will become a lot clearer in the next few days with the French outfit wanting the transfer completed before the weekend, but i hope we see M’Vila come to England as he looks like his game couldn’t be well-suited to Premier League football.

Who do you think has made the late bid for M’Vila? Arsenal, Tottenham or someone else? Get involved in the comments section below.

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14 Comments

  1. rob

    January 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Surely arsenal better than diame

  2. naveen

    January 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I Guess its arsenal . Because Arsenal are the only club which don’t tel names and do business. Rennes Official never told the clubs name and until deal is done arsenal wil never tel.

  3. gjo

    January 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I pray it be arsenal, we really need this sort of fighter, not cup-tied aswell to play in champs league against bayern. He is quick, a passer, physical, brilliant tackler, game reader and got everything for a DM. Who says no to him?

    • Cross

      January 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Got all we needed but he has temp, issue.

      • gjo

        January 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

        Agree with u on th@, bu consider the followin
        - he is 22, has more room for improvement both on and off the pitch
        - his position demands aggression which would influence his temps
        - we have had such players before, Viera, lauren, rvp etc, it worked with them
        - wenger recently gave some sentiments to the media demanding the aggression of the squad to be back, he would fit the bill

        With these few opinions, I consider it worth a gamble taking. To me the bennefits of signing him outweigh the risks..wat do you think??

  4. GoonerEris

    January 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Come on! You can be sure if it were Arsenal, they will be wetting themselves to let slip the information. It cannot be Arsenal!

  5. morrision

    January 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    its arsenal we pray…

  6. facebook.com/arsenaltruthandyouth

    January 23, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    It wont be Arsenal. More likely The Spuds

  7. gjo

    January 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Yeah @ cross, I agree with u in totality on that, BUT be mindful that this position needs such characters. We had Viera u remember?? And wenger’s sentiments of wanting the aggression back in squad gives me a clue of the kind of players he is looking for. @ 22 also, he has room for improvement both on and off the pitch. Am told Wanyama also got same problems. To me, the benefits of having him in our squad out weigh the risk..

  8. gjo

    January 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Agree with u on th@, but consider the following
    - he is 22, has more room for improvement both on and off the pitch
    - his position demands aggression which would influence his temps
    - we have had such players before, Viera, lauren, rvp etc, it worked with them
    - wenger recently gave some sentiments to the media demanding the aggression of the squad to be back, he would fit the bill

    With these few opinions, I consider it worth a gamble taking. To me the bennefits of signing him outweigh the risks..wat do you think??

    • nagasty47

      January 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      arsenal

  9. Ceries

    January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    He is an arsenal bond. Signing of the witer transfer.

  10. steve starry

    January 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I wish Arsenal sign this guy (M’villa) he’s a complete defensive midfielder, he’s strong quick, and a grate passer of the ball.

  11. solomon baleke

    January 24, 2013 at 7:33 am

    we need this guy please wenger untill when will we be waiting to new comers to the club? do as you did the days santos and it’s group came.last year but one.

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