Arsenal Transfer News: M’Villa Move Edges Closer After Bayern Pull Out

Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign highly rated French midfielder Yann M’Villa, according to reports.

Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign highly rated French midfielder Yann M€™Villa, according to reports. Rennes captain M€™Villa is believed to be Arsenal€™s number one transfer target this summer, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and up until today, most significantly Bayern Munich also believed to be interested in him. While the reports of Barcelona€™s and Real Madrid€™s interest have died down significantly over the past couple of weeks, Bayern Munich seemed to be committed to entering a bidding war with Arsenal for M€™Villa€™s signature. However M€™Villa€™s agent told the press today that Bayern were looking for someone with €œdifferent abilities€ and are no longer interested. This will be music to Arsene Wenger€™s ears, as it will mean that M€™Villa will come at a considerably lower price than had been expected: somewhere in the region of £12 million as opposed to the £20 million previously touted. There€™s no doubt in the quality that M€™Villa would bring to the Arsenal squad, he would add much needed steel in midfield and compete with Arteta, Song and Wilshere for places in the starting line-up. The age old problem for Arsenal that is strength in depth would be a large step closer to being solved. Many believe that Arsenal€™s next signing could be in the attacking midfield position, with CSKA Moscow€™s Alan Dzagoev being the main name being mentioned. Dzagoev shone in Russia€™s group games and scored 3 goals in as many games. At 22 years of age, he would also seem to be one for the future. However, one would think that Wenger€™s focus would now turn to the defence, with Lille€™s Mathieu Debuchy being touted as a target to cover for Bacary Sagna at right back; Arsenal€™s transfer business could be done and dusted very soon. The news of Bayern pulling out of the race for M€™Villa will be exactly what Arsenal fans want to hear as M€™Villa will be Arsenal€™s third major summer signing, and this is before the transfer window has even opened! Also, if rumours are to be believed, then the cumulative price of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Yann M€™Villa could total up to the same amount as Chelsea paid for Eden Hazard- and that is clever transfer business.
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