Arsenal face Italian fight over M’Vila

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Arsenal face competition from Inter Milan in the race to sign Yann M’Vila, according to reports in France.

Radio station RMC claims the Italian giants have already made contact with Rennes over a possible summer move, with £22 million cited as the probable figure to lure the French international midfielder away from the Route de Lorient.

Arsene Wenger’s interest in the player has been well documented in the past, with the Frenchman eager to bring his compatriot to the Emirates Stadium. However, a £20 million price tag was too much for the Gunners chief back in the summer of 2011.

With international caps and another impressive season in Ligue 1 under the player’s belt, that figure has risen slightly, and the Arsenal manager will now have to decide if it’s worth spending big to bring the player to north London.

As for Inter Milan, their problems continue to mount in Serie ‘A’ this term, with the San Siro outfit currently seventh domestically and facing the possibility of not qualifying for the Champions League.

That could give Arsenal a major advantage in the race for the 21-year-old, providing they can secure a top four finish in the Premier League at the end of the season.

M’Vila would join international colleagues Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny and Abou Diaby in the Arsenal squad.

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