Arsenal have received good news in their pursuit of Rennes defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila.
Talking to clubcall, M’Vila’s agent, Werner Baader, revealed: “We had contact with Bayern Munich. He is not the kind of player they are looking for at Bayern. They are looking for someone in this position, but they want somebody with different abilities.”
The Gunners have long been linked with the France international, who is currently on international duty at Euro 2012, where he has played against Sweden and Ukraine, being injured for the clash with England.
France’s powerhouse defensive midfielder, Yann M’Vila has today had all talks of a transfer away from Rennes put on hold after the club told those interested ‘Wait until after Euro 2012’. The Metro are claiming that this next step in M’Vila’s transfer saga is due to the club believing that more of Europe’s elite will be interested in him after he showcases his talents in the championships.
This is sure to put a spanner in Arsene Wenger’s transfer plans as he was looking to finalize a deal for the French player before the tournament. Last summer his attempts were thwarted by Rennes wanting £25 million, whereas now it is thought they would accept a bid of around £15 million. Inter Milan are amongst other clubs vying for M’Vila’s signature.