Arsenal in advanced transfer talks

Arsenal are reportedly ‘in advanced talks’ with Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila over a summer transfer, according to Metro.

Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the France international, who he believes will add to the club’s options in the centre of the park.

M’Vila has gained rave reviews for star performances for club and country, and it is believed that Wenger has stepped up his efforts to bring the 21-year-old to the Emirates due to interest from Inter and Bayern Munich.

Despite having three years left on his contract with the Ligue 1 club, his current employers are resigned to losing their star man to a bigger fish come the summer.

A move will not come cheap however, and Rennes have valued the midfielder at £22 million, which would shatter the north London club’s existing transfer record.

By Gareth McKnight

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