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£12m Arsenal & Tottenham target open to Ligue 1 exit

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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur midfield target Yann M’Vila has opened the door to a possible January move away from Stade Rennes.

The French midfielder have been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, according to Sky Sports, with both the Gunners and Spurs reported to be keen on the talented 22-year-old.

And, in the opening days of the January transfer window, the 22-cap Les Bleus international has dangled the carrot in front of Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas as they consider their New Year transfer moves.

"I am at Rennes at the moment so let's see what happens. If the club receive a good offer and I like the destination then I will go, there is no doubt about that,” he’s quoted as saying on Sky Sports.

"Until that happens, nothing can be said."

The Ligue 1 enforcer has courted controversy in his homeland, and is currently banned from playing for France until 2014 after breaking a curfew with a visit to a Paris nightclub.

Indeed, his previous antics influenced Wenger, and the Gunners chief decided against a move for the player in the summer because of such indiscretions, according to The Daily Mirror.

However, Sky Sports claim Arsenal could ‘rekindle their interest’ in the player, who would be available for Champions League selection if brought to the Emirates Stadium this month.

The website claims Tottenham Hotspur could do the same, after Villas-Boas tried to engineer a move for the player in the summer.

The Daily Mirror claimed that a £12.7 million plus add-ons offer was tabled - and subsequently rejected - in August, but now intimate that an offer in the region of £12 million will be enough to land the player.

M’Vila would add yet more competition to the Spurs midfield if he did move to White Hart Lane, with Scott Parker, Sandro and Moussa Dembele also battling for places in north London.

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