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Will Matuidi join the Gunners?
Will Matuidi join the Gunners?.

Arsenal remain short-price favourites to sign Blaise Matuidi on transfer deadline day.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has been linked with a move to the Premier League this month, with the Gunners, Chelsea and Manchester City all credited with an interest.

And, it’s Arsene Wenger’s side who are still favourites to complete a deal before 11pm tonight, according to Sky Bet at least, with Arsenal priced at 2/1 to complete a deal.

The Citizens are only a little further back at 3/1, whilst Chelsea remain in relative contention at 6/1 with the same firm. reported a couple of days ago that Arsenal had made contact with the Ligue 1 leaders over Matuidi, who is out of contract in the summer.

However, the same website reported the following day that the Gunners were ready to turn their attentions elsewhere after being snubbed by the player.

That didn’t stop the odds on the player moving to the Emirates Stadium shortening however, and Arsenal have just hours to complete a move.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were linked with a move for the player at the weekend, with manager Jose Mourinho monitoring the player’s contract situation.

The report in The Daily Express claimed that Manuel Pellegrini was preparing an £8million bid for the player, but the Blues were still interested despite the recent addition of Nemanja Matic at Stamford Bridge.

A move for Matuidi now looks highly unlikely, particularly to Chelsea, but the bookmakers are keeping the odds down in case some late drama unfolds in London.

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