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Arsenal Join Liverpool & Man Utd In £15m Midfielder Chase

Yann M'Vila Yann M'Vila of France lines up prior to the International friendly match between France and Brazil at Stade de France on February 9, 2011 in Paris, France.

He has been tracked for some time by both Manchester United and Liverpool, but now, the Rennes defensive midfielder is being linked to a £15 million move to Arsenal. The 20 year old midfielder is highly thought of in France, and teams all over Europe have been said to be watching him in the hope of acquiring his services.

Back in January, the Frenchman, who has been described as a player who possesses “excellent defensive abilities” and “impressive physical strength” said:

“Manchester United is the club of my dreams. It’s a very prestigious club and I dream to play for them.”

However, some sources claim that Arsenal have sent scouts to watch him in action and are “poised” to table a £15 million bid to bring him to the Emirates. Arsene Wenger is known for his attention to younger prospects, yet he is often criticized for not bringing in experience, which is cited as one of the main reasons for Arsenal’s lack of success. It seems then, that Wenger has been doing his homework, as M’Vila’s coach said after his debut in 2009: “For a youngster, he has an unusual level of maturity in his game.”

A Rennes source said: “We know there are many clubs who want M’Vila but only a big offer will tempt us to sell him. We have not received any official bids.”

His qualities are summed up on ESPN’s profile on the player: Robust in the challenge, M’Vila is happy to put himself about and fears no-one when it comes to making a tackle. He boasts a fantastic work-rate but is by no means just about lumbering physicality; he possesses superb vision and can be instrumental in building-up attacks from the back. His contract with Rennes expires in 2014 after signing another extension to his contract in August of 2010.

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  1. Dale Marlow

    April 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Tough one this for Utd. SAF prefers Steven Defour, M’Vila plays the same role, difficult to see how you could accommodate both. What’s equally difficult is to see who will become the better player, both are exceptional players…

  2. john

    April 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

    would be a really good replacement for owen hargreaves

  3. Jay Wright

    April 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Hopefully Man U do target Defour and Liverpool manage to get a hold of M’villa (or Moussa Sissoko). Lucas can ‘do a job’, but these can dominate the Premiership.

    Arsenal already have Denilson, Diaby and Song – keep faith in them please Arsene!! (“,)

  4. Mark

    April 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    i’d never heard of this guy before reading blogs about him lately, and watching videos of him playing…what’s so special about him?

  5. abdor

    April 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    What is his name? You write a whole article and still fail to mention the “talent”‘s name?

  6. faihath

    April 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    his name ?

  7. Badru Afees

    April 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Am optimistic dis guy would be an addition 2 arsenal squad

  8. mumin adebesin

    April 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    i think the players arsenal coach said he need he should try and sign them e.g like d.milito,p.mexes,keeper like the germany shotstoper and also sell out player likem.alumimuim,m.chamak,t.rosicky and djouro

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