Transfer Window: English Club Reportedly Makes 'Concrete' Bid for Yann M'vila

Simon Edmonds@@Eddie_EdmondsCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2012

DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 23:  Yann M'Vila of France crosses the ball during the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on June 23, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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At least that's what Sky Sports is reporting on their official website. 

It's been far from uncommon for a French player to be heavily linked with a move to East London over the past 15 years. Arsene Wenger always has an uncanny knack of being able to drawing some of the biggest names in French football to the Emirates (and previously Highbury), and now it seems like that trend is set to continue.

Already this summer Olivier Giroud, the French and former Montpelier striker, has made his way to the Gunners in a deal reported by the Daily Mail to be worth £12.8 million (a relative steal for the English side), and now it looks as though their French contingent is going to further multiply.

Yann M'vila, who currently plies his trade for Ligue 1 side Rennes, would be joining the likes of Henry, Pires, Gallas, Petit, Viera, Silvestre and Nasri, to name just a small cluster of Frenchmen who have played for the Gunners since Wenger's tenure began.

At this stage in proceedings, Rennes chairman Frederic de Saint-Sernin is only willing to reveal that, "He has a concrete offer from England."

Okay, so perhaps de Saint-Sernin hasn't actually confirmed that it's Arsenal who are interested in snagging up the 22-year-old defensive midfielder. But let's face it, anyone with half a footballing brain can guarantee that it is in fact the Gunners who have lodged a bid.

The price also remains up for debate, with the Rennes man very sure not to give away too much at this early stage.

M'vila played all 90 minutes of Rennes' opening day Ligue 1 fixture against French giants Lyon, eventually seeing his side lose the match 1-0 with a goal from French international Yoann Gourcuff in the 16th minute.

Certainly a player of M'vila's talent deserves a move to a higher quality club, and Arsenal may just be the perfect place for the midfielder right now.

Watch this space.