Sunday, 6th January, 2013

QPR have taken a concrete step towards trying to bring defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila to Loftus Road.

According to French sports daily L’Equipe, an offer of €8M from Harry Redknapp’s English Premier League club has landed on Rennes’ doormat.

While M’Vila is ready to leave Frederic Antonetti’s men and Rennes are ready to sell, the Ligue 1 side are looking for €10M, €2M more than QPR have offered.

That figure is a huge €10M down on Rennes’ asking price for the 22-year-old during the summer, in a sign of just how much M’Vila’s stock has fallen in just six months.


The midfielder had looked set to join Arsenal, while Tottenham Hotspur were also keen on taking him to White Hart Lane.

However, M’Vila’s disciplinary problems at Euro 2012 with France (the French Football Federation have banned him from international duty until after the 2014 World Cup) put Arsene Wenger off, while Spurs cooled their interest after bagging Moussa Dembele.

QPR could pull off a coup in signing M’Vila, but will need to increase their offer.

They may well do so over the next week.

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