24-year-old M’Vila was a big target of a number of Europe’s top clubs after breaking onto the scene with Stade Rennais in the 2009/10 season.
His impressive form with the Ligue 1 club saw him make his French international debut at the age of just 20, and his performances in his early appearances led to large praise from the media, and rumours that M’Vila could well be a future captain of his country.
He went on to turn out for Les Bleus during Euro 2012, before being sent down to the Under-21’s to add experience and talent to their ranks. However, M’Vila soon broke ranks, and was banned from international football until late 2014 due to going on an unauthorised night out with some teammates - a move that saw the interest in him from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool wane.
With Rennes still looking to see him off their books, the 22-capped international signed for Russian side Rubin Kazan for roughly €12 million, and he remained with the club for a season-and-a-half, before signing for Serie A side Internazionale on loan in July 2014. He has made little impact for Inter since his arrival, playing just seven league games, with only three starts to his name, and it appears as if he is back on the market.
Reports have indicated that Arsenal could be back in for him, with Arsene Wenger still looking at signing an experienced defensive midfielder, whilst TMW have revealed that the Gunners Premier League rivals QPR are keen on signing him in the January transfer window.
For Rangers, they are said to be wiling to offer Inter Adel Taarabt in exchange for the midfielder, despite the fact that M’Vila is still owned by Rubin Kazan, making any deal reliant upon the Russian club being willing to sell. However, having already decided to get rid of him on loan over the summer, it looks likely that the club will willingly depart with the 24-year-old on a permanent transfer, and Inter may be up for cancelling their loan should they get former Tottenham Hotspur man Taarabt in return.