Yann M’Vila says he’d be open to a move to Premier League and to Arsenal in particular.
The midfielder has been long-linked with the club – at this point it seems like his DNA is 50% Sebastian Frey, 50% Hatem Trabelsi – and he’s done little to dampen the speculation.
Quoted in the Sunday Mirror, (without any reference to the source, it should be added), he says, “I have heard Arsenal are interested in me. I like Arsenal and I like the Premier League.
“I don’t know what is happening with the clubs, but yes, I would be interested in the Premier League and Arsenal.”
M’Vila made his first appearance of Euro 2012 in France’s rain soaked group game on Friday, a 2-0 win over hosts Ukraine, and his future looks certain to be away from Rennes.
However, reports that his signature was all but tied up by Arsenal, with some journalists going as far as to say the deal was ‘99% done’, are clearly wide of the mark.
BBC’s David Ornstein reports that as yet there’s been no contact between M’Vila’s ‘camp’ and the club, although this may well be down to Arsenal’s desire to keep any potential deal on the QT as well as the fact that it’s almost impossible to do anything with any player away at Euro 2012.
Arseblog News would suggest nobody holds their breath over this one, just yet at least.