Rumors have been swirling about Alex Song's departure to Barcelona for quite a while now. With no concrete evidence that the deal is imminent, we can assume that Song remains a Gunner for at least this season.
The bidding war has come down to Arsenal and Tottenham, and the departure of M'Vila seems more and more likely. Rennes received Jean Makoun from Aston Villa for £6 million this week, leaving clubs to fight over the 22-year-old M'Vila.
The Daily Mail reported that Andre Villas-Boas recently made a £12 million offer for M'Vila's services, having scouts watch him play earlier this month. Rennes is valuing the midfielder around £17 million, hoping the bid by Tottenham will create more of a market for the transfer.
Though Arsene Wenger has previously said that Arsenal was no longer interested in M'Vila, there's still a chance the club come away with him. His behavior on and off the field has come into question, but he's a quality player with tremendous potential. Arsenal should outbid Tottenham and keep him at least as an investment for the future.
M'Vila has said that he wants to play Champions League football, which would mean the best landing spot for him is Arsenal. He is staying focused through all of this, though (via Metro).
If I have to stay with Rennes for another year, I'll stay - if I go, that is life - but whilst I am here, I am 100 per cent focused. For now, I'm here and I'm not complaining. In France we have until September 4th until the transfer window closes.
He doesn't seem to mind staying for another year as long as he gets what he wants. Rennes wants to get rid of him and M'Vila doesn't seem to want to play for Tottenham.
The Gunners have a perfect opportunity to add depth and future talent, and they should definitely take advantage of it.