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Arsenal transfer rumours-Essien and M’Vila

Reports are now suggesting that Arsenal are trying to broker a loan deal for Chelsea’s 29-year old midfielder Michael Essien, while Rennes now expect Yann M’Vila to still be at the club for the foreseeable future.

The Rennes chairman said last week that there were bids from two Premier league clubs and from Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia. Apparently, pny Zenit’s bid was acceptable to the French club, but the player rejected that move. Tottenham were thought to have bid around £12 million and refused to go higher, then stated that they were looking elsewhere.

Chamakh voted third best African player ahead of Essien and Drogba!

The massive African Football website MTNFootball has conducted a poll of over 12,000 Africans to find out who they think is the best African player in the Premiership, and the Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh finished third overall with 18% of the votes cast in his favour.

Surprisingly the Chelsea pair of Michael Essien and Didier Drogba were placed 4th and 6th respectively, while the first two places were won by the Sunderland duo, Asamoah Gyan and Ahmed Al-Muhammadi.

Gyan was far and away the most popular choice as the Ghana international striker won 38% of the vote, while the Egyptian Al-Muhammadi was a clear second on 25%.