Emirates Stadium side chase a number of new signings this summer.
Arsenal will have to break their transfer record to buy £17m-rated Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.
Wenger made an inquiry for M’Vila last summer but Rennes eventually persuaded the 21-year-old to sign a new contract on the understanding that they would allow him to leave this year, subject to an acceptable offer.
They still intend to honour that agreement but would want at least £17 million for a player who has already being hailed in France, where he is an established international, as the next Claude Makelele.
A move for midfield enforcer Yann M’Vila appear to be just one of four that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lined up for this summer and according to this source the North London side is looking to make big changes to their Emirates Stadium squad this summer.
M’Vila may well add some much needed steel to a midfield more well known for it’s stylish forward thinking approach. Whilst Alex Song has improved a great deal the Cameroon international has arguably become a more well rounded player able to put in a number of assists to combine with his overall defensive movements.
Emmanuel Frimpong is seen very much as a work in progress, hence the need to look to other options to help protect the more flair players in their armoury.
Rennes will struggle to keep hold of their 21 year old prized asset, especially with the Euro 2012 finals coming up, a tournament where M’Vila may well further impress prospective suitors, hence Wenger’s hope to sign the French international sooner rather than later as he looks to avoid bringing players in at the last minute as he did last year.
The other three top quality targets listed by this source can be found below.