Make your move! Arsenal fear Inter and Bayern in chase for M'Vila
06:08 GMT, 27 April 2012
Arsenal are being forced to firm up their interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila as Inter Milan and Bayern Munich consider making an approach.
Arsene Wenger has been hot on the trail of the highly-rated 21-year-old for some time but is loathed to splashing out in excess of 20million on a player who is yet to prove himself consistently at the highest level.
However with Champions League finalist Bayern now entering the fray, the Frenchman's hand will be forced.
In demand: Rennes' midfielder, Yann M'Vila is attracting interest all over Europe
M'Vila, who has three years remaining on his deal at Europa League chasers Rennes, has been capped 18 times at international level and his club boss Frederic Antonetti has come to accept the dynamic midfielder will leave this summer.
M'Vila's stock has rapidly been on the rise for the last two seasons and after been selected as the man to model France's Euro 2012 kit, former France international Marcel Desailly claimed he had the potential to be better than Patrick Vieira.
'I would just say that if I was the chairman of a Premier League club I would just close my eyes and put the figure on the cheque to get him,' Desailly said earlier this month. 'Because he is really the future. The talent is there. It is obvious.
'Arsenal is probably a stable club where he can have a bit of time or [Manchester] United where he has time to assimilate the changing of clubs and start slowly to perform,' added Desailly.
'He needs to come to the Barclays Premier League. We want him in this competition because it is the best, first of all, and he can really develop his skills. It is for players who like to play with tempo.
'You can see by the way he gets the ball, control and passes straight away. Long ball, short ball. He has that sort of rhythm that the Barclays Premier League is demanding.'