Aston Villa transfers: Garde reportedly planning talks with Mathieu Debuchy this week

Aston Villa are reportedly pressing ahead with a move for Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy.

According to The Telegraph, Remi Garde will hold talks with Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy this week in a bid to persuade him to join Aston Villa.

Villa's 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Saturday evening leaves them nine points adrift of safety, with Garde's side still sitting bottom of the Premier League table.

Fans are torn over whether Villa should look to splash the cash this month and bring in a host of new signings to try and perform a miracle and survive relegation, or simply begin planning for next term in the Championship.

Manager Garde seemingly has some big plans though, as The Telegraph report that talks are planned with Arsenal's Mathieu Debuchy this week.

Debuchy, 30, has only been at Arsenal for 18 months having signed from Newcastle in the summer of 2014, but he has made just a handful of appearances, having lost his place at right back to young Spaniard Hector Bellerin.

A departure looks inevitable this month, and The Telegraph report that Debuchy's fellow Frenchman Garde is hoping to bring him to Aston Villa this week.

It's stated that Garde is planning to talk to Debuchy in the coming days to try and persuade him to trade the title challenge at the Emirates Stadium for the relegation battle at Villa Park, with a loan deal in the pipeline for the experienced right back.

If Debuchy is to have any chance of being named in France's Euro 2016 squad, he needs to be playing regularly - and a move to Villa would certainly give him that, even if he would be joining a struggling side.

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