Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.
Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is closing in on a move to Aston Villa after both clubs had a breakthrough in negotiations, according to reports.
The defender has been linked with a move away from the Emirates and also stated his desire to leave the club this month after failing to win a place in the Gunners starting xi.
The 30-year-old have started just 2 league games for the Gunners this term and he is desperate to move to a club where he can play regularly as he hopes to impress French boss Didier Deschamps ahead of the Euro championships which will be held in his country next summer.
The Defender is now close to a move away from the Emirates and Standard Sport reveals that the Gunners will include a recall back clause in his contract should he complete a move to Villa Park before the end of this month.
The report claims, Wenger is reluctant to allow Debuchy leave the Emirates, although Remi Garde has been able to use his personal relationship to make breakthrough in negotiations, Wenger would want the opportunity to recall the defender should there be a serious need to.
Although both clubs are yet to agree a fee as Villa deems the £1.25m fee Arsenal are demanding too high.
Bayer Leverkusen are still monitoring the defender’s situation at the Emirates and Roma has cooled interest in the French international due to the managerial changes that occurred at the Italian club two weeks ago.
Debuchy joined Arsenal in 2014 and immediately suffered an injury which cost him his place in the starting xi to Hector Belerin who has been superb since breaking into the Gunners senior team.
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