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M'Vila interested in Arsenal switch

June 17, 2012
By ESPN staff

France international Yann M'Vila would be open to a move to the Premier League with Arsenal this close season.

Yann M'Vila Rennes
GettyImagesM'Vila has been banned from the French national team until after the next World Cup

M'Vila is currently on international duty with France at Euro 2012 but is predicted to leave current club Rennes before the start of the next Ligue 1 campaign.

The 21-year-old played all 38 league games for Rennes this season and has been a revelation since making his debut for the club in 2009.

He has attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester City and Chelsea, and has been linked with Inter Milan. But he says a transfer to Arsenal would suit him.

"I have heard Arsenal are interested in me," M'Vila told the Daily Star Sunday. "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's France team-mate Olivier Giroud has also been linked with a move to the Gunners but he has insisted talk about his future must wait until after Euro 2012.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a landmark season with Montpellier as they landed the Ligue 1 title and could be available for about £12 million.

Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach are said to be keen on the striker but this week Montpellier coach Rene Girard said he was on the verge of a move to north London.

"It's nice that people talk about me but I can't talk about my future right now," Giroud said.