After finally agreeing to sell Croatian midfielder Luka Modric to Real Madrid today, Spurs have launched a bid to sign Yann M’Vila from Rennes. The 22-year old defensive midfielder was thought to be right at the top of Arsene Wenger’s wish list at the start of the summer, but nothing has been heard for a while from the Arsenal camp.
The French international was believed to be holding out for a move to the Emirates because of Wenger and champion’s league football, but with the window about to close, he may have to accept that the Gunners are not coming for him. BBC journalist David Ornstein reports that another Premier league club have officially shown interest but that the club is NOT Arsenal.
Officials from Tottenham and Rennes are wrangling over the deal, with Rennes insisting on the full value up front while Spurs want to pay some at a later date.
Arsenal fans will be wondering what is happening and will want to know who, if anyone, Wenger will be adding to the squad. The French manager has suggested that there could be additions to the squad, but will it all be left to the last minute again? I hope Arsenal have a nice surprise or two for us Gooners this week.