Arsene Wenger has come to Rennes with an improved £25 million in the hopes of landing Yann M’Villa before 11pm tonight, according to Goal.com.
Yesterday it was widely reported that Wenger had made a bid of £22 million to land M’Vila, but Rennes want closer to £30 million.
Arsenal have been set a big task this deadline day, with the London club hoping to bolster their squad and stand up to Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United and Manchester City.
M’Vila has long been a target for Arsenal, and after the Gunners lost 8-2 to Manchester United on Sunday, Wenger has decided to spend a large portion of the £50 million accumulated from the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Arsenal are also reportedly set to seal deals with Park Chu-Young and Andre Santos today, with Wenger hoping to appease the fans and show that the club has an intent to win trophies.