Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is planning to hold talks with Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy before the end of this week, according to reports.
The Gunner’s defender has been linked with a move out of the Emirates and the player himself has even confirmed he will leave the North London club this month.
According to the Telegraph via HITC, Aston Villa boss plans to hold talks with the French defender in order to persuade him to join the Birmingham club.
Remi Garde had previously indicated that he is interested in signing the defender:
“I had a conversation with Arsène a few days ago about some of the players and Mathieu Debuchy was among these players,” said Garde, who played under Wenger at Arsenal.
“It’s too early and it won’t help me or anyone to go forward in this style to make too many more comments.”
Debuchy is eager to make the French team that will take part in the Euro Championships next summer.
The defender joined Arsenal in 2014 but was hampered by injuries and subsequently lost his place in the Gunner’s starting xi to Hector Belerin.
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