M’Vila set to complete move

by Michael Somerville

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Yann M’Vila is set to complete his long-awaited transfer away from Rennes on Monday report OuestFrance.fr.

The 22-year-old has been at the centre of recent frenzied transfer speculation with Arsenal, Tottenham, QPR, Everton and Fulham all showing interest in securing his signature. The Frenchman, who has won 22 caps, started on the bench against Bastia today (Rennes won 2-0), that suggests that management did not want to risk M’Vila’s fitness ahead of his expected move. Tottenham were thought to favour a move for M’Vila following Sandro’s season ending knee injury last Saturday, which leaves the North London club a little short of options in defensive-midfield.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Rennes general manager Pierre Dreossi said: “There is a good chance that this is the last game Yann M’Vila will play for Rennes.”

QPR are the most likely destination for M’Vila as the club made a £6.2m bid four days ago, and appear to have increased their offer in an attempt to secure the services of the much-coverted midfield talisman.

M’Vila has had his problems off the pitch, with an unathorised night out in November costing him two years of international service. He’s also been arrested three times in the past two years for various offences including attacking a restaurant owner, using prostitutes and assaulting a teenage boy who had shown an interest in his sister.

If M’Vila signs for QPR tomorrow he will be the second Ligue 1 player to sign for the West London outfit in less than a week following Loic Remy’s record £8m transfer for Marseille.

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