Report: QPR and West Brom set to battle for France international Yann M'Vila

Yann M'Vila

Tenacious midfielder Yann M'Vila could be set to make a long-awaited move to the Premier League this month.

Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion are set to battle for French midfielder Yann M’Vila, according to L’Equipe.

M’Vila, 24, joined Inter Milan from Rubin Kazan in August on a season-long loan, but has since made just eight appearances in Serie A for a total of 247 minutes.

Inter have now agreed to cut his stint at the San Siro short but, with Rubin having no interest in taking him back, a move elsewhere for the second half of the campaign looks to be on the cards.

Both QPR and West Brom are now said to be the front-runners for his signature, with agent Fabrizio Ferrari telling this week: “[We’re] discontinuing the agreement. Inter must solve the paperwork, but he'll go away.

“There's a lot of interest, especially in England, I think there will be a transfer over the week."

Swansea are also among the interested parties, according to the Telegraph, with M’Vila himself said to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

A former Ligue 1 star with Rennes, the likes of the Mirror have also named Arsenal as long-time admirers, but Arsene Wenger is said to have shelved his interest because of the 22-times capped Frenchman’s reputation, which saw him banned from the national team after an unauthorised night out.

Nevertheless, M’Vila would no doubt be a worthwhile addition for a number of Premier League clubs given his undoubted talent, with a loan deal attaching little risk to a potential move.

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